As the season changes and final days of summer and warm temperatures begin to fade away, the transition from summer to fall often triggers fall allergies.
Usually, these allergies start in mid-August and like spring and summer allergies, are sparked by pollinates. Those that are suffering usually have symptoms consisting of stuffy and irritated noses, continual nasal congestion, itchy and watery eyes and in more severe cases, hives or asthma attacks.
According to webmd.com, ragweed is the biggest contributor for triggering fall allergies. Ragweeds are plants that produces yellow-flowers that contain plentiful amounts of pollen.
Another large contributor to fall allergies are mold spores, peaking from July to October. Mold spores are easily carried in the air and thrive in damp areas, such as fall leaves. These spores can be carried in the air during the day before falling back to the ground during cooler evenings.
So how can one treat fall allergies and enjoy the cooling temperatures and changing leaves instead of sneezing their days away? Many medications can be used to alleviate your irritated eyes and noses such as nasal sprays that reduce inflammation in your nose, antihistamines that help stop sneezing, itching and sniffling; decongestants that clear mucus from your nose and throats, and eye drops that contain antihistamines to stop itchy and watery eyes.