As the weather cools off, we begin to think more about outside activities. However, spending more time outside is not always a good idea for everybody. Fall is when people with allergies usually suffer the most. If you are suffering from allergies, check out these frequently asked questions:
Springtime allergies are most often due to tree pollen and in more humid climates, outdoor mold. Grass pollen is a big cause of summer allergies and weed pollen causes fall allergies.
Initially, over-the-counter antihistamines can be tried for relief of allergy symptoms. Your health care provider should be consulted if you fail to respond to the use of over-the-counter antihistamines.
The symptoms of a cold and allergies are similar. However, colds and allergies differ in three respects. A fever is common with a cold, but not for those suffering with allergies. Allergy sufferers frequently have itchy eyes, nose, throat, and even the roof of the mouth, but itchiness is not common with colds. Another distinguishing characteristic between colds and allergies is the duration of the symptoms. Colds usually last for 3-7 days, while allergy symptoms may last for an entire season.
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