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3 Common Outdoor Allergies

As leaves begin to change colors to vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows, you may also notice a shift in your allergies when you are enjoying the outdoors. Allow us to identify three common outdoor allergens and why they’re causing frustrating allergy symptoms:

Ragweed Pollen

Ragweed pollen is a fine powdery substance capable of being carried by the wind. Because of this, it can travel hundreds of miles and cause your allergies to flare. Ragweed pollen can also be found in certain fruits and vegetables such as melons, bananas, and zucchinis.

If you’re experiencing a scratchy throat or runny nose while eating raw fruits and vegetables, you could be having an allergic reaction to the ragweed pollen! To combat this issue, cook the fruit and vegetable before eating (if applicable).

Mold Spores

Mold spores love damp areas such as your bathroom shower or under your kitchen sink. But as leaves begin to fall to the ground, the rain will dampen them and provide the perfect breeding ground for mold to thrive.

The best way to avoid frustrating symptoms of a mold allergy is to eliminate the mold altogether! Rake the leaves when they are still dry and dispose of them appropriately. Note – smoke from a fire may cause more frustrating allergy symptoms, so opt for disposing them into a recyclable bag.

Pet Dander

Indoor and outdoor pets can cause troublesome symptoms due to their dander. According to Mayo Clinic, “Pet allergy is an allergic reaction to proteins found in an animal’s skin cells, saliva or urine.” These proteins are microscopic and impossible to eliminate completely! Instead of giving your beloved pets away, we can teach your immune system not to overreact when contacting pet dander.

Our Team Can Help You Beat Your Fall Allergies

Whether its ragweed pollen, mold spores, or pet dander that is causing your frustrating allergies, our team can help. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, don’t hesitate to contact our team:

  • Coughing
  • Itchy nose or eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes

These symptoms can make everyday activities unbearable. Instead of suppressing the symptoms, allow us to discover which allergen is causing these symptoms and create a custom treatment plan for you! Call us today: 478-787-4728.