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Labor Day Allergies

September 05, 2022

Happy Labor Day


September kicks off with the Labor Day Holiday and ends with the beginning of Fall. Bringing with it Fall Allergies and new triggers for the season.

The most common allergen for fall allergies is ragweed. Ragweed is a plant that grows wild almost everywhere, but especially in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Ragweed blooms and releases pollen from August to November. In many areas of the country, ragweed pollen levels are highest in early to
mid-September. Many people with allergies experience worse symptoms in the fall. This is usually because outdoor fall allergens emerge in response to the change in seasons, triggering allergy and asthma symptoms in many people.


But there are also other pollens, dust mites, mold, burning leaves, and furnaces kicking on for the first time that can induce an allergy or asthma attack. Know your triggers, and watch for signs and symptoms of an allergy or asthma event.


Here are a few tips to help manage your fall allergy symptoms:

Stay indoors. Keep doors and windows closed when pollen is at its peak from late morning to midday.
Check daily pollen counts.
Plan for the weather. Weather will affect allergies.
Keep the air clean. Vacuum often and run a HEPA air filter in your home to catch those fall allergens that might have made their way in.

Call us to make an appointment for a new evaluation or your check-up.

Chicago Allergy & Asthma