Oct 26, 2020 12:00 PM

Author: Heather Burkhart

Fall brings beautiful leaves and chilly temperatures, but it also brings a level of discomfort that many people deal with each year: fall allergies. Symptoms are typically caused by spikes in ragweed, mold, and dust mites, coupled with a lack of indoor ventilation. Here are tips on beating your fall allergy symptoms so you can save the red nose for wintertime.

Daily antihistamines

There are some great over-the-counter options, but your doctor may prescribe special nose sprays or eye drops if you need them. 

Keep your home clean

Dusting regularly will get rid of pollen, spores, and dust mites that enter your home. Keep doors and windows closed when possible and wash clothes often. 

Filter your air

HEPA filters are designed to trap tiny particles and allergens that are in the air, reducing the amount of allergens and allergy symptoms in your home. 

Check pollen counts

Check local news or pollen.com for pollen counts and what days and times of the day to avoid going outdoors during fall allergy season.

Use special pillow covers

Using dust mite pillow covers traps dust mites inside your pillow and keeps the allergens from coming into contact with your skin.

Heather Burkhart

Department of Dermatology

dermatology allergies wellness pollen mold dust mites ragweed

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