Why do you have an allergy despite being autumn

Maybe you hadn't noticed, but he fall Each year starts on a different date, although surely you do notice that your allergy He doesn't wake up at the same time. Since September 23 we are at the station where the temperatures fluctuate erratically from one day to another and your sensitivity to environmental factors also reacts in a rather 'crazy' way.

We might think that autumn should offer us a respite from the blooms of spring and the dust that often comes with winter. However, the season we are in, they also proliferate allergies, explains to 'She knows' Clifford Bassett, Allergy Medical Director and Asthma Care of New York.

One of the main culprits of sneezing on these dates is the ragweed pollen, a plant that causes many problems to those sensitive to environmental issues in the US and that can also be found in some areas of Spain.

One of the main culprits of sneezing on these dates is ambrosia pollen, a plant that 'attacks' in autumn the most sensitive

The signs and symptoms of autumnal allergies are not very different from traditional sneezing, colds, watery eyes and throat discomfort, since the ragweed pollen. And what can you do to not cough, or at least minimize the impact of allergies?

Visit an allergist

Bassett recommends visiting an allergist. Many people simply try to cope with their seasonal allergies on their own, but go to the specialist and get tested You can determine the true cause of the symptoms. From there, you and your doctor can develop a personalized plan such as taking a nasal steroid medication, says the expert.

Look at the pollen count

You can also make a pollen count tracking: many applications and meteorology pages They include it in the forecast. These days you should avoid an outdoor walk.

To check the state of the air, in terms of allergen level present in the atmosphere -gramines, olea, cupresáceas, plantago, amarantáceas, platanus, urticáceas and betula-, the Spanish Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (SEAIC) has presented its new website, www.polenes.com.


Hygiene can be very important to avoid sneezing or irritation. Take a shower and wash your hair at night so you don't have pollen on you while you sleep. Bassett also recommends using a saline to wash your nose.

Protect yourself

When you go out on days when there may be a lot of pollen, protect yourself. Bassett advises wear sunglasses (especially on windy days) and caps to keep these unpleasant allergens out of the eyes and hair.