Tackling Fall Allergies

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The fall allergy season is upon us. Here are the tips, tricks, and the latest must-haves to take charge of allergy symptoms and find relief fast. So, what can we do to help ourselves when allergies hit quickly in the fall? Fall allergies are usually due to weed and ragweed in late summer and early fall and mold in late fall as leaves and branches accumulate. As warmer temperatures extend into September, this can lead to the potential for longer and more intense allergy seasons.

The first thing you can do is check allergen counts before you leave the house so you can plan your day and manage your symptoms. For those that suffer from allergies, we know they can hit fast and hard, so make sure you’re prepared early for the season. ZYRTEC AllergyCast app is a great option to help track pollen in your area and better understand your allergy symptoms. You can download it on the App Store and Google Play. Try to avoid outdoor activities for prolonged periods on those days.

Different pollens in the fall season can create a multitude of allergy symptoms, so be mindful of this when you consider outdoor exercise. And, of course, if you are outside, you should keep your allergy medication on hand. You can try the over-the-counter brand ZYRTEC. The brand just came out with new Dye-Free Chewables, which are just as effective as the tablet and liquid options, but now easier to take while on the go (no water needed), and they provide a full, 24 hours of relief in just one chew. They’re available for adults and children ages two and older.

You’ll feel relief with ZYRTEC Chewables on day one and even stronger relief on day two from symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, and itching of the nose and throat. It works for indoor or outdoor triggers, such as dust and pollen, all year round. Plus, you can find them nationwide in-store or online at mass retailers, grocery stores, and Amazon.

Another tip is to consider wearing protective items like sunglasses or a hat. They provide layers of protection against different allergens in the air and keep pollen out of the eyes and hair, which can help mitigate symptoms.

Also, fall activities such as pumpkin picking, apple picking, and fall sports for kids might lead to exposure to outdoor fall mold spores, so make sure to wipe off items once you bring them home.

Lastly, at the end of any day, when coming in, leave your shoes at the door, change your clothing, shower and rinse out your nose gently with saline spray. Also, consider a HEPA-certified air purifier in the bedroom to avoid nighttime exposure to allergens that drift in from outside. Remember, there are measures you can take right now to get ahead of the fall allergy season, which is already here.

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