Seasonal Allergies: Round 3
Just as you’re recovering from your summer allergy woes, fall is about to usher in a whole new challenge with certain fall weeds and molds. Such is the life of the seasonal allergy sufferer. What are the most common causes of fall allergies? Say hello to the usual suspects, including:
- Ragweed – This familiar spiked weed is one of the most common causes of fall allergies. A single plant can produce as many as a billion pollen grains per season. Multiply that by thousands of them, and you begin to see why they’re such a problem for sensitive people. Ragweed is abundant throughout the South, and its pollen grains are lightweight and can be carried up to 400 miles by the wind.
- Other Weeds – A few other weeds may cause allergies in Texas, such as Lamb’s Quarters and Pigweed.
- Molds – Mold spores are common airborne fall allergens, usually beginning after Ragweed season ends. They’re lightweight, small and easily inhaled into the lungs. Spores rise high into the air during the warm part of the day and fall to the ground as temperatures cool in the evening.
If you suffer from fall allergies, you should take extra precautions on windy days and in the morning. Most people who are allergic to pollen are extra-sensitive in the morning.
If you suffer from symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose and itchy, watery eyes that get worse in the fall, you probably have fall allergies. Don’t suffer in silence! There are good treatments available to relieve your symptoms. If you live in North Texas, contact us and stop letting your allergies control your life and prevent you from spending time enjoying a beautiful time of year.