Surely when the fall weather begins to move in, the allergy symptoms will come to an end, right? Wrong!

Unfortunately, during the fall season, ragweed starts to come out and play, which can be a huge trigger for many allergy sufferers. Fortunately, our team at AFC Urgent Care TN has some tips to share about how you can better manage your allergy symptoms this season.

What Allergens Are Bad in the Fall?

The fall season can be especially hard for people who suffer from ragweed and mold allergies.

Weed pollen also tends to bloom in the late summer and early fall months. Many times weed pollen can end up causing hay fever, which is also known as allergic rhinitis.

Symptoms of Fall Allergies

  • Runny nose
  • Headaches
  • Itchy eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Scratchy throat

What Foods Should Be Avoided If You Suffer From Pollen Allergies?

Believe it or not, the foods you eat can also bring about allergy symptoms. For instance, celery, onions and oranges have been associated with grass pollens, while birch pollens can be associated with apples, carrots and peaches.

Regardless of what causes your allergies, there are steps you can take to help prevent them and treat the symptoms.

Treatment Methods for Fall Allergies

  • Try using an OTC or prescription nasal spray.
  • Take an over-the-counter antihistamine or decongestant, depending on symptoms.
  • Use a Neti-pot to clear out your nasal passages.
  • Try immunotherapy tablets or allergy shots, as recommended by your doctor.

Are allergy symptoms getting you down? Visit one of our AFC Urgent Care TN for a diagnosis and treatment plan so you can start enjoying your days allergy-free!