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How to minimize fall allergy symptoms

Man sneezes into tissueHere are some tips for dealing with seasonal fall allergies from allergists at The Austin Diagnostic Clinic.

Currently, allergy sufferer’s may be dealing with fall elm, ragweed, grasses and molds.  In late December, cedar fever becomes the prominate allergen.  However, because of the Central Texas drought, forecasters predict this cedar fever season may not be as bad as in years past.

Along with making people feel bad, allergies can interfere with daily activities.  Allergies can cause loss of sleep, poor concentration and irritability.  For some asthma sufferers, allergies may even trigger asthmatic reactions.  There are a few things you can do to help minimize symptoms.

  • Keep windows and doors closed.
  • Use your air conditioner or heater, and change the filter often.
  • Minimize the use of window.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible during the day when high pollen counts are predicted.
  • Take a shower immediately after coming in from outside.

There are several different kinds of allergy medications that work well for many people.  Talk with your doctor about treatments that may work best for you.