What Causes Sinus Problems in the Fall?

The summer months are winding down, which means the allergy symptoms should be too, right? Wrong!

Unfortunately, the fall allergens are just beginning to pop up! But no worries—our team at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City has some insight to share about fall allergies and how to prevent them.

What Could Be Causing Allergies This Time of Year?

If you’ve lived in east Tennessee long, you probably know that allergy season isn’t just a single season of the year.

When it comes to the fall season, it is ragweed that comes out to play! For many with pollen allergies in the spring, ragweed can bring about the same symptoms in the fall.

Signs of Fall Allergies

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Wheezing
  • Itchy, water eyes
  • Sinus congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy throat

Can Fall Allergies Be Prevented?

The biggest way to better manage and prevent fall allergies is to be sure to check pollen levels before heading outdoors. If you see that the pollen level is high, you want to make sure you do your best to either avoid the outdoors, or to take an oral antihistamine to protect yourself from exposure to the pollen.

There are also some other steps you can take to prevent fall allergies.

Preventing Fall Allergies

  • Don’t hang clothes out to dry.
  • Wash your hair and change clothes when home for night.
  • Use an air conditioner.
  • Keep windows shut to keep allergens out.

Are allergies getting the best of your health already this season? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Fountain City today for a medical evaluation and treatment plan. No appointment is necessary!