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Fall Allergies Will Bring Misery to Lehigh Valley

Ragweed and other pollen producers are blooming across the Lehigh Valley and may make fall miserable for anyone with allergies.

Warm weather and enough rain recently have set the stage for ragweed to grow and spread pollen profusely across the East, including the Lehigh Valley.

Fall 2012 is expected to be mainly warm and dry across the Northeast, allowing ideal conditions for ragweed pollen to be abundant in the air, according to Accuweather.com.

Other prolific fall weeds such as goldenrod along with mold can make allergy sufferers miserable.

Here are tips from EverydayHealth.com:

  • Use a face mask when you are outside, especially between 5 and 10 a.m. and on windy days.
  • Remove pollen from your skin and hair by showering frequently.
  • Keep your windows closed and turn on the air conditioner.
  • Dry your clothes inside in the dryer instead of hanging clothes outside.
  • Have decaying leaves removed from your yard and gutters.
  • If you rake leaves in the fall, wear a face mask.
  • When you first turn on your car air conditioner, leave your windows open and avoid breathing the air for several minutes until mold spores can disperse.
Susan Koomar September 17, 2012 at 10:59 PM
I've gotten some pretty good tips over years of suffering with allergies. One is to take allergy med regularly - even when you don't have symptoms - as a prevention measure. The other is to switch off brands from time to time. Switch among Claritin, Zyrtec and Allegra. Keeps your allergies guessing ... I guess
Susan Koomar September 17, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Anybody else have any tips for beating fall allergies? The good news is that heavy rain tomorrow should wash away some of the pollen.
Elizabeth Rich September 18, 2012 at 12:41 AM
"Will" bring misery? Consider it brought! :( No tips, but I'd sure love some!
Tonya Malesky September 18, 2012 at 02:19 AM
A tablespoon of local honey a day through out allergy seasons works wonders to keep allergy symptoms at their minimim. Be sure it is made in the same area you live in.
five5star5s September 19, 2012 at 09:54 PM
I have to use my Neti pot a few times a week when my allergies get bad. I would also recommend this product I found called Sinus Rejuvenation Oil. It has done wonders! This website has tons of information on sinus education and has great info on seasonal allergy relief. http://www.sinussupport.com/ I hope this helps.

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