Fall Allergies and How to Manage Them
When is fall allergy season?
The end of summer coming up means fall allergy season is just around the corner. Almost everyone tends to be vigilant in the spring when the air is full of pollen, but fall is actually a big season for allergies, too. Between the months of August and November, ragweed, a North American member of the daisy family found mostly in the midwest and on the east coast, releases large amounts of pollen into the air. Ragweed pollen is most abundant in late September and can cause allergy symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, headaches, irritated eyes, itchy throat and more.
What is histamine?
Histamine is released by cells in the immune response to injury and in allergic and inflammatory reactions and causes itching and swelling, symptoms typical to allergic reactions. Depending on whether the exposure was to the lungs, like via airborne allergens, or internal, like via food, histamines can produce different reactions like coughing and sneezing or diarrhea and vomiting. Histamines are the reason allergies can cause fevers, sore throats, sneezing and coughing. The energy your body needs to carry out its immune response is why allergies can make you feel tired or cause headaches. Common allergy medications like Benadryl, Allegra and Claritin are all antihistamines, designed to block those uncomfortable allergic reactions.
How to get rid of fall allergies
Fall allergies can last a long time for people who are especially sensitive, and their symptoms can often make it feel like they’ll never find a way to enjoy the season. The fact that fall allergies are not contagious can also be isolating, since those who don’t suffer from them are able to have fun all season long. When it comes to stopping allergies, air purifiers are an effective way to help reduce allergy symptoms.
When indoors, air purifiers can filter out airborne particles that may have followed you in on your clothes, shoes, hair or skin and provide you with a reprieve from the constant itching and scratching. If you lower the total amount of time you spend exposed to your allergens, your symptoms will be less severe.
Coway Airmega air purifiers
Unfiltered air is more prone to carrying dangerous contaminants. Coway Airmega HEPA air purifiers are designed to ensure your indoor air is cleaner, with fewer harmful particulates and unpleasant odors. With multi-stage filtration and a patented network of capture technologies, Airmega is able to filter out and remove up to 99.999%¹ of nano-sized particles down to 0.01 micrometers in size – that’s smaller than most allergens, bacteria, mold and viruses! For comparison, an average grain of pollen is 10–70 microns in diameter.
Airmega is perfect for improving air quality in living rooms, bedrooms, classrooms, studios and small offices. Coway’s HyperCaptive™ filtration system with Green True HEPA™ filter wraps any space in clean air, 24 hours a day. Learn more about Airmega at cowaymega.com.