Don’t let seasonal allergies hold you back
Seasonal allergies have a way of sneaking up on you during some of the most beautiful days of the year. Commonly referred to as outdoor allergies, seasonal allergens can keep you from connecting with nature during the summer, spring and fall. Exposure to pollen, certain types of grass or trees, mold spores, ragweed and more can cause a flare-up in seasonal allergies.
Keep reading to learn more about common seasonal allergy triggers and the symptoms they may cause.
Symptoms of mold allergies
Outdoor mold is a fungus that typically grows on wet logs, soil, dead leaves and in fields of weeds or long grass.
Most common during the summer months, mold can produce spores that tend to drift around in the air, similar to pollen. Even though mold spores are a less potent allergen than pollen, they can still trigger a reaction if you’re exposed to large amounts. Symptoms* include:
- Cough and postnasal drip
- Itchy eyes, nose, and throat
- Dry, scaly skin
- Watery eyes
- Runny or stuffy nose
Symptoms of pollen allergies
Notorious for being one of the most common allergies in the United States, pollen allergies can become a year-round nuisance or only come around seasonally. The most common types of pollen come from oak, birch, ragweed and grass weed. Symptoms* include:
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Watery eyes
- Itchy throat and eyes
Symptoms of ragweed allergies
Typically experienced during late summer or early fall, symptoms* of ragweed allergies include:
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Itchy throat
- Coughing or wheezing
- Nasal congestion
- Irritated eyes
- Sinus pressure
- Decreased sense of smell or taste
- Runny nose or congestion
- Poor sleep quality
If you’re suffering from ragweed allergies, you’re actually reacting to the pollen. Ragweed season takes place from August to November, thanks to plants like sage, burweed marsh elder, rabbitbrush, mugwort, groundsel bush and eupatorium. There are 17 species of ragweed in the United States, so be sure to keep track of the pollen count in your area and avoid bringing any home by removing and washing any clothes that you’ve worn outdoors.
Symptoms of dust allergies
Dust allergies, also known as dust mite allergies, are caused by an allergic reaction to tiny bugs that live in the dust that accumulates in your home. Too small to physically see, they thrive in warm and humid environments. Symptoms* include:
- Red, itchy, watery eyes
- Itchy, runny, stuffy nose
- Wheezing, coughing, or tightness of chest
Limit your contact with any dust around the home by ensuring the house is as clean as possible and kept at cooler temperatures.
Symptoms you can address with Allegra
Allegra is indicated to relieve a number of your tough allergy symptoms, including sneezing, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, and itchy nose and throat. If your symptoms also include nasal congestion and sinus pressure, Allegra-D combines an antihistamine with a decongestant to give you 24 hour relief. No matter which you choose, you’re getting the #1 Allergist recommended non-drowsy brand.†
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*Allegra is not indicated to relieve coughing, postnasal drip, dry, scaly skin, wheezing, poor sleep quality, decreased sense of smell or taste, irritated eyes, red eyes, or tightness of chest. Allegra is indicated to relieve sneezing, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes or an itchy nose and throat. Allegra-D is indicated to relieve sneezing, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, itchy nose and throat, nasal congestion, sinus congestion and pressure, and swelling of nasal passages.
†Allegra is the #1 allergist recommended non-drowsy brand of adult OTC oral antihistamines, and oral antihistamine and pseudoephedrine combination products.