How to Keep Fall Allergies from Taking over Your Apartment

Author: Alecia Pirulis


Fall is in the air, and you know what that means: allergy season. There are so many great aspects of fall, such as pleasant weather and the return of pumpkin-flavored everything. However, the return of fall allergies cannot be forgotten.

Sears Clean has some great tips on how you can prevent annoying fall allergies from taking over your apartment.

Did you know that about 15% of people are allergic to ragweed, one of the most common causes of fall allergies? Ragweed grows in August and does not die off until the first frost. Mold is another major allergy trigger, but thankfully there are ways to prevent these allergens from making you feel miserable.

Make Use of Fallen Leaves

As you know, leaves fall from the trees during the fall season. These dead leaves are full of allergens like leaf mold. And while this mold is good for the soil, it can cause reoccurring sneezing fits that you will not enjoy. Make sure that you, or better yet someone who is not allergic, promptly rake up the dead leaves outside of your apartment to help subdue your allergies.

Clean All Filters

Ragweed, mold, and pollen will accumulate in your air conditioning and furnace filters. If you remember to clean out these filters before the weather changes, you will be very happy. This will also help you save some money, because cleaning out these filters will make your air conditioning and heating systems operate more smoothly.

Eat Leafy, Green Foods

Leafy, green foods, such as kale and broccoli, are perfect natural remedies to help cure your fall allergies. Broccoli contains allergy-eliminating Vitamin C, which can help clear out your clogged sinuses. Kale has Vitamin A, which will help you feel refreshed and allergy-free.

Try Allergy Medications

Help control your fall allergies with over-the-counter or seasonal allergy medications. Pills, nasal sprays, and eye drops are also viable options that are worth trying. If your allergies are highly severe, The Neti Pot is another great option to help gradually clear out your sinuses.

Nothing is more annoying than an itchy throat, red eyes, and random sneezing attacks. Follow these simple tips to help relieve your seasonal allergies, so you can enjoy this beautiful fall weather!