What Causes Fall Allergies?

Sinus2.jpgJust when you thought you were done with allergy symptoms for the year, here comes Fall! The allergy triggers in autumn may be different than they are in Spring and Summer, but they can still cause the same types of allergy symptoms. Here's what you need to know about Fall Allergy Triggers...


Ragweed is the #1 allergy trigger in autumn. Approximately 75% of individuals who have reactions to plants in the spring also have reactions to ragweed. Ragweed pollen can travel hundreds of miles on the wind and cause a reaction even if it doesn't grow locally.


Mold spores occur in damp areas. While mold is most often associated with wet areas of the home, like basements and bathrooms, mold spores also occur in damp spots outside. The most common occurence of outdoor mold in the fall are piles of damp leaves, so make sure you take precautions while working outside this time of year.

Dust Mites

These little guys get stirred into the air when you turn on your heat for the first time since the winter and can stick around, causing runny noses, sneezing, and wheezing.

If you are suffering from Fall Allergy Symptoms, we can help. At Ashford Clinic, our painless, in-office allergy testing helps us pinpoint the root cause of your symptoms and treat them properly with convenient and effective Allergy Drops. Call 706-248-6860 to learn more and schedule an appointment.