1) Mold and Ragweed pollens are triggers of Fall asthma.
- Decaying leaves, high humidity levels increased rain and warmer temperatures keep mold spores and pollen levels higher for longer periods of time.
- Get tested so you know what your potential triggers are, which fall weeds you might be sensitive to and learn about mold spores.
- Following pollen counts before you head out doors to enjoy the sceneary may help prevent an asthma attack.
- Fall plants and pollen producers pollinate starting in mid August. Levels can remain high until the first frost.
- Pollen on the ground is blown up on windy days creating a burst of pollen and mold spores in the air that can trigger asthmatic symptoms.
- Most fall time mold comes from decaying plant life including leaves, and fruits. Wet hay is the perfect place for mold to grow.
- Make sure you use your inhaler or bring with you the next time your heading out for these classic fall time actvivities
4) Feeling a bit more winded from running outside? Fall is a great time to start a running program but can trigger exercise induced asthma.
- Rapid changes in temperature and humidity are the perfect triggers for exercise induced asthma
- Symptoms include mild shortness of breath, chest tightness, and a cough after running or exercising outdoors.
- Persons with a history of childhood asthma are more likely to have symptoms brought on by exercise
- See your allergist if you suspect you are having these symptoms for a check up.
- Eczema, an allergic skin condition, affects over 30 million Americans!
- Dry skin triggered by changes in temperature and humidity levels can trigger eczema to flare.
- Increasing your skin care regimine with extra moisturization and help prevent a flare up.
- Want more information about eczema- Check out the National Eczema website.
Gramercy Allergy hopes these tips help you enjoy the Fall!