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.
1Coway air purifiers has been proven to trap dust, pollen, dander, viruses and bacteria in the air based on KCL (Korea Conformity Laboratories) testing. They have been tested in a 30㎥ size chamber according to the Korea Air Cleaning Association standard (SPS-KACA 002-132:2022 Modified) to measure the 0.01㎛ size of particle removal rate. It was tested on maximum airflow speed in normal room temperature and humidity conditions. The performance may vary in the actual living environment of customers.
→ Tested with Airmega Aim, 150, 160, AP-1216L, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 200M, Icon, IconS, 230, 240, 250, 250S, 250 Art, 300, 300S, 400, 400S, ProX.
1Coway air purifiers have been proven to trap dust, pollen, dander, viruses and bacteria in the air based on KCL (Korea Conformity Laboratories) testing.They have been tested in a 30㎥ size chamber according to the Korea Air Cleaning Association standard (SPS-KACA 002-132:2022 Modified) to measure the 0.01㎛ size of particle removal rate. It was tested on maximum airflow speed in normal room temperature and humidity conditions. The performance may vary in the actual living environment of customers.
→ Tested with Airmega Aim, 100, 150, 160, AP-1216L, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 200M, Icon, IconS, 230, 240, 250, 250 Art, 250S, 300, 300S, 400, 400S, ProX
299.97% of viruses, bacteria, fungi and pollen were verified to be removed from the air for Coway air purifiers which have Green True HEPA™ filter applied based on the Japan Food Research Laboratories(JFRL) testing according to JEM 1467 standard.
→ Tested with Coway Airmega AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 250, 250 Art, 250S, 300, 300S, 400, 400S
→ All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.
All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.
- Virus: Tested with Escherichia coli phage ΦX174 NBRC 103405, 60 minutes
- Bacteria: Tested with Staphylococcus epidermidis NBRC 12993, 60 minutes
- Fungi/Mold: Tested with Penicillium citrinum NBRC 6352, 60 minutes
- Pollen: Tested with Cedar Pollen extract, 60 minutes
3Aerosol test conducted in a Biosafety level 3 laboratory with two Coway air purifier models, Coway Airmega 250 and 400 for removal of SARS-CoV-2 Aerosol by US based MRI Global, a not-for-profit laboratory and partner of US Department of Defense. The test was conducted in a 13.1ft3 chamber. Virus was aerosolized for 15 minutes and the product was turned on high for 2 minutes. Result showed each product effectively removed over 99.98% of the SARS-CoV-2 in 2 minutes. This is a result from a laboratory experiment condition and result may vary in different conditions. This result does not imply it kills SARS-CoV-2 or prevents the transmission of Covid-19. Coway Airmega 250S and 400S are identical to the tested models and has equal performance with an additional mobile connectivity function.
4The concentration of ammonia, acetaldehyde and acetic acid were proven to be removed within 30 minutes by FCG Research Institute, Inc. Human Life Science Lab. It is not a demonstration result in the actual use space. Not all odors and gases may be supported. → Tested with Coway Airmega 150, 160, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 400, 400S
5The coverage area of the air purifier is based on an area where the air cleaner can make two air changes per hour (ACPH). An air change per hour translates to how many times an air purifier can clean an area, assuming the height of a ceiling to be 8 ft, in one hour. Therefore ** means two air changes per hour means that the cleaner can clean the area once every 30 minutes and * means air changes per hour means that the air purifier can clean the area once every 60 minutes.
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