Central Texas' Most Common Fall Allergies

Written By Temple Allergy and Wellness on October 23, 2018

Fall. 

A beautiful time of year where the leaves provide a show-stopping display of color.

Right?

Wrong. For many, fall is a time that gives way to a whole host of unpleasant allergies that rule their life and stop them from doing what they want to do. 

Below, we take a look at the most common fall allergies before explaining how to overcome allergy season in Texas. 

The Top 4 Fall Allergies 

When you read about how to prevent allergic reactions, many will tell you to avoid the allergen that’s causing it. But how do you do that when you aren’t even sure what’s contributing to your symptoms? 

Here are the top four fall allergies in Texas: 

1. Ragweed 

Your allergic reaction could be caused by a variety of plants and weeds, but ragweed accounts for over half of people’s allergies in the U.S. Although they tend to pollinate from August to September, if there aren’t frequent frosts, they can continue pollinating throughout winter. 

Unfortunately, ragweed pollen is also very potent and can be carried hundreds of miles by the wind. So always keep an eye on pollen counts and forecasts

2. Other Plants and Weeds

Other plants and weeds to watch out for are sagebrush, pigweed, cedar, sheep sorrel, lamb’s quarters, curly dock, and goldenrod because these all have the potential to aggravate your allergy symptoms. 

Again, keep an eye on pollen counts and avoid the outdoors on days when it’s high. 

3. Dust Mites 

While these are around all year, they can be particularly bad during the fall. 

For example, they can build up in the unused heating systems around your home during summer, meaning they’re released into the air when the temperatures start to dip. Avoid this by having your system cleaned before fall. 

4. Mold

Much like the above, allergies to mold can heighten in the fall – but mold isn’t reserved solely for your house. Mold grow in old trees, on fallen leaves, and on external surfaces and can wreak havoc outside, too. So keep your yard free of leaves if you can. 

Getting Through Allergy Season 

Aside from keeping an eye on pollen counts and taking extra precautions when it comes to dust mites and mold, you may also want to try some over-the-counter remedies or prescriptions. These include nasal sprays and allergy drops that help combat your symptoms and control your allergy.

Don’t let your allergies rule your life and get in touch with our dedicated team by calling 254-778-6475 today!


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