Keep your allergies and asthma in check this fall

We often associate allergies with spring time. Trees and grasses pollinate, causing endless misery for allergy sufferers. However, fall is ragweed season, and that brings its own set of problems for people with seasonal allergies. Allergy symptoms are very similar at both times of year. But fall can be particularly dangerous for people suffering from asthma and allergies.

Being outdoors when the weather is cold can cause the airways to contract, a common asthma trigger. And there are a lot more viruses floating around too, further increasing the asthma risk. Add allergy symptoms to the mix and we’re in trouble.

If you suffer from asthma and allergies there are a few steps you can take to minimize risk. If the weather is cold, cover your mouth and nose with a scarf to stop the cold air from rushing in. If possible, get your flu shot, to keep you healthy through the winter. Drink lots of water, it helps to keep mucus thin and therefore easier for your body to remove.

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