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How to Fight Fall Allergies

Fall is around the corner, which means ragweed is soon to follow. Raging humidity and changing leaves are the perfect storm for this pesky plant that survives until the first frost. For Southerners, that could mean well into winter. A single plant can produce up to a billion pollen grains in one season, which the wind carries long distances1. Isn’t nature great?

The influx in humidity and lingering summer heat also welcome friends known to many: mold and mildew. The body’s reaction is swift—congestion, runny noses, sneezing, and itchy eyes, nose, and throat.

Control Outdoor Exposure

Before heading outside, check the pollen forecast and mold count in your area. Suit up with protective clothing to keep allergens from your skin and eyes.

If you're experiencing symptoms, starting the day with a once-daily antihistamine like Allegra before you leave the house can help prevent allergies from interfering with your day-to-day. Even when pollen levels are high, Allegra is proven to help relieve your troublesome symptoms.


Cut Down on Indoor Allergies

Allergens can unknowingly be dragged indoors, too. Allergy-proof your day with these simple steps.

  • Head to your local drugstore to stock up on allergy medicine like Allegra, for both indoor and outdoor relief.
  • Leave your shoes and outerwear at the door to prevent allergens from sneaking inside.
  • Vacuum at least once a week to reduce pet dander.
  • Keep car and house windows and doors closed tight on high pollen days.
  • Rake the yard and clean the leaves from gutters.
  • Clean bathrooms and kitchens (mold and mildew hotspots) regularly.
  • Turn on the air conditioning or use a dehumidifier to reduce potential mold growth.
  • Run everything (pillow cases, clothes, rugs, even shower curtains) through hot water to stave off dust mites and mold.
  • Shower immediately after spending time outside.

Breathe Easier This Season

Despite many avoidance tactics and cleaning sprees, sometimes getting away from allergens is simply impossible. To take better control and maintenance over your fall routine, enlist the aid of an oral antihistamine that can help counter your body’s sensitivities to potential allergens.

For most, functioning at full capacity throughout the day at work and on the go is a priority. Many people think allergy medicine makes you drowsy, but Allegra is different. It doesn’t cross the blood-brain barrier, so you get all the benefits of 24-hour relief without the drowsiness. Plus, it starts working in just one hour.

If your symptoms start creeping toward stuffy territory, reach for Allegra-D. It combines a fast, non-drowsy antihistamine with a powerful decongestant to relieve allergy symptoms along with congestion and sinus pressure for 24 hours. Regardless of the time or season, Allegra is committed to keeping your worst allergy symptoms at bay.

  1. https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-08/documents/print_ragweed-2016.pdf

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