Friday, August 10, 2018

5 Things You May Not Know About Fall Allergies

Fall is coming quick and technically starts September 22nd. Who's excited for fall this year? With all the fun fall-themed events, beautiful, colorful trees, and Halloween - what's not to love? The answer here is fall allergies. Fall allergies are no fun and if you find yourself experiencing symptoms you should see a doctor at the Lake of the Ozarks. Call Central Ozarks Medical Center to make an appointment. Keep reading for a few things you may not know about fall allergies.

5 Things You May Not Know About Fall Allergies

1. Back to school allergens are a real thing.
Children can be exposed to chalk dust and classroom pets which also can be allergens that take place in the fall. Talk to your children and help them to know what triggers their allergies so they can avoid suffering from allergies this fall.

2. It's possible to have both spring and fall allergies.
There are people who unfortunately get both spring and fall allergies, however, the severity of the symptoms and how often you get them may change from season to season.

3. Cold symptoms shouldn't last more than 5-7 days.
Cold symptoms and allergy symptoms can be very similar. However, if your symptoms, such as a runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, irritated eyes, scratchy throat, or headaches, persist longer than 5-7 days then it is likely they have been caused by some sort of allergen versus being cold related.

4. Weed pollen counts are highest between 5 and 10 a.m.
So be sure to keep this in mind in the mornings as you go outside to head to work or take your children to school.

5. Raking leaves can stir pollen and mold into the air and trigger allergy symptoms. 
You still shouldn't let your leaves pile up because it can cause landscaping issues, just have someone who isn't as fall allergy sensitive rake the leaves, keeping this in mind.

Fight Fall Allergies with Central Ozarks Medical Center

Our friendly staff knows those fall allergies are no fun for anyone and we don't want them to ruin your Halloween or fall fun. Central Ozarks Medical Center has been providing quality healthcare in Central Missouri since 1979.  Our staff members are committed to leading the way to healthier communities and helping people beat their fall allergies is part of that. Our mission is to increase access to comprehensive primary and preventative health care and to improve the healthcare status of underserved and vulnerable populations in Camden, Laclede, Miller and Pulaski Counties. Our belief is that it is not just what we do here at Central Ozarks Medical Center, but how we do it that makes all the difference. To make an appointment at one of our health clinics in Central Missouri, call one of the phone number listed below.

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