Hot Summer Equals Severe Fall Allergy Season

STATELINE (WIFR) -- If you've spent the last few weeks sneezing and suffering from allergies, you're not alone. Doctors say this has been the worst season they've seen in years.

Health experts say the air we breathe is filled with more ragweed,
mold spores, and other pollens because of this summer's hot, dry weather. Doctors say we should limit our outdoor activity before 10 am and after 3pm. That's when pollen counts are the highest. We can also to try nasal sprays in addition to regular allergy medications. Allergy tests may be in order to determine just what's irritating you, and allergy shots can be effective for long term relief.

“Even people with indoor allergies can get worse with the outdoor allergies during the height of the season,” says Dr. Fatima Mohiuddin, an allergist. “Even if they're not allergic, it could trigger them because it's like an irritant, it gets into their eyes and lungs."

Doctors say we probably won't get any relief until there's a hard frost, typically that happens between Halloween and Thanksgiving.

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