How to Deal With Fall Allergies

Balloon-FatherSonBike_small.jpgIt's hard to believe, but Fall is almost officially here. With school schedules being what they are and the resurgence of pumpkin spice-flavored everything, many of us have mentally made the "seasonal switch" already. If you suffer from seasonal allergies during the cooler months, it's good to go ahead and start talking about Fall Allergies and how to prevent them. There are actually some very effective ways to combat or even prevent allergy symptoms when the temperature starts dropping and the fall color starts to peek through. Let's take a look:

Manage Falling Leaves
The falling leaves create the beautiful seasonal colors of Autumn, but they also accumulate moisture and cause mold to form. Raking or even being near these leaves can trigger a reaction for those susceptible to allergy symptoms in the fall, so consider having someone else deal with your leaves this year if that is a concern for you.

Keep the Pollen Out of the House
Shoes, jackets, and other outerwear can carry a lot of pollen, so leaving them at the door can help keep all of that pollen from entering your home. It can also help keep your home cleaner overall.

Get Allergy Tested
The best thing you can do is to get allergy tested so you know exactly what triggers your symptoms. At Ashford Clinic, Allergy Testing is quick and painless, and we use Allergy Drops to build your immunity to these triggers and improve (if not get rid of) your symptoms. Call 706-248-6860 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.