We know you can feel it: itchy nose, rashy skin, tired and sleepy all day… Yup. That’s fall allergies knocking on your door. With seasons changing, many of us are already having symptoms. Therefore, now is the best time to prepare for fall seasonal allergies — may we survive another year!
When Do Seasonal Allergies Start
The actual time of seasonal allergies varies based on your climate. However, seasonal allergies in the US typically follow this schedule:
- Spring allergies: February thru May
- Summer allergies: May thru June or early July
- Fall allergies: August thru November
Knowing your allergy schedule will help you manage and prepare for your symptoms more effectively. Therefore, pay attention to your patterns so you can get ready ahead of time.
Fall Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
Seasonal allergy symptoms usually remain the same throughout the year. Some most common fall seasonal allergy symptoms include
- Itchy nose, throat, and eyes
- Mucus and coughing
- Rashes and hives
If you have asthmatics, be extra careful because these symptoms can trigger an asthma episode.
Can Seasonal Allergies Cause Fatigue
Fatigue is common with seasonal allergies. While it is not a direct symptom, having trouble breathing, keeping your eyes open, or allergy-induced inflammation can burden your body heavily. As a result, you might feel sleepy and drowsy when your allergies kick in.
To combat allergy fatigue, drink plenty of water. Fresh fruit, vegetables, and vitamin supplements also help. If taking allergy medicine, be alert to the side effects as they can sometimes make you more tired.
Will Seasonal Allergies Cause a Fever
Seasonal allergies can cause psychogenetic fever. Your body is under too much distress dealing with allergy symptoms that its defensive mechanism flips on, leading to a fever.
Allergies may weaken your immune system and make you sick more easily. You'll most likely develop a fever if your body is under a virus attack.
8 Ways to Prepare for Fall Seasonal Allergies
While seasonal allergies are inevitable, there are ways you can prepare for them and manage the symptoms.
Do a Deep Cleaning
A deep cleaning before seasons change is always a good idea. Dust out walls, ceiling fans, and shelves. Wash and dry your beddings. Finally, rid of anything that might cause indoor air pollution.
Check for Mold Inside the House
Look for any signs of mold, especially black mold. Most areas in the US go through a rain season toward the end of summer, and the moisture built up could easily become mold’s breeding grounds. If necessary, hire a professional for mold removal.
Monitor Pollen Count
If pollen is the main trigger for your allergy, you should invest in a pollen counter. Some weather apps also tell you about air quality and pollen severity, which are helpful indicators for planning your days during the fall.
Wear N95 Masks When Working Outdoors
You don’t have to wear a mask whenever you leave the house. However, if you’ll be working outside for a while, wear an N95 mask. These masks have better filtration functions and can keep pollens and other pollutants out of your airway.
Keep Your Car Windows Rolled Up
Exhaustion gas itself is a major trigger for anyone with allergies or asthmatics. But during the fall season, things get worse because of pollens from falling leaves and flowers. While it may be tempting to roll your windows down and enjoy the cool breeze down the highway, you will thank yourself for keeping the windows shut.
Restock Your Allergy Meds and Supplements
One of the most important things to do to prepare for fall seasonal allergies is restocking your medicine cabinet. Keep a few different types of allergy medicine in case your body builds a tolerance. Also, restock all your mutli-vitamins and other supplements to combat allergy fatigue.
Clean Your Vents and Air Ducts
Finally, hire a professional to clean all your vents and air ducts. You may also need to replace all the filters in the house depending on when you last changed them. This includes your air purifier filters.
Can I Use an Air Purifier for Allergy
Air purifiers can remove most allergens from your indoor air, including dust, animal hair, irritating chemicals, pollens, mold, and other pollutants. Therefore, they’re extremely effective in seasonal allergy management.
Can Air Purifiers Make Allergies Worse
The only type of air purifier that may make allergies worse are ionizing air purifiers because they produce ozone throughout the purficiation process. Otherwise, your air purifier shouldn’t make your allergies worse.
How severe are your seasonal allergy symptoms? If you’re hyper allergic or feel like you’re on the binge of dying everytime seasons change, then, a HEAP air purifier would be a good investment.
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