Pollen counts are updated daily from February 15 to November 15.
There are lots of fun things to do in and around Charlotte, NC during the fall months. Activities include everything from hiking to hayrides and apple picking to collecting an array of colorful fall leaves. Other activities include:
Unfortunately, what keeps many from enjoying these activities, is often seasonal allergies. You want to be outdoors, but your fall allergies are curtailing your outdoor time and stealing your energy. That’s where we can help.
Ragweed becomes prevalent when cool nights and warm days convinces the ragweed to shed its pollen – this cycle lasts well into the fall.
Moreover, people who have allergies to plants that bloom in spring and summer have a 75% probability of reacting to ragweed. Don’t think you can get away from ragweed symptoms by moving away from the source – ragweed pollen travels hundreds of miles with only the wind to carry it.
Foods can also mimic the symptoms of fall pollen allergies. People with ragweed sensitivity have a high correlation with allergy symptoms from eating bananas, melon, and zucchini among other fruit and vegetables. This is called Oral Allergy Syndrome. We can help with this too.
Molds are another substance that triggers fall allergies. These molds are no different from the more familiar molds that tend to grow in damp places like your bathroom or kitchen. Molds also love to snuggle into damp piles of leaves that collect on your lawn and sidewalk. They are particularly bad in the southeast and very common in our areas. Molds are easily airborne too, so gusty winds stir them up.
Symptoms vary among allergy sufferers. Which symptoms you have is determined by which part of your body usually exhibits signs of sensitivity. The following are the common symptoms of fall allergies:
Battling fall allergies has several levels of treatment. Following are a few ways to help take control of your fall allergies.
If you are a victim of fall allergies near Charlotte, Rock Hill, Gastonia, Hickory, Lake Norman, Concord, & in between these areas contact us today to help get your allergies under control. Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center would love to see you at one of our 14 allergy & asthma clinics.
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