Fall allergies affect more than 35 million people in the U.S., according to NBCnews.com. So while many are loading up on pumpkin spice lattes and fashionable infinity scarves, you may be one of the unlucky individuals loading up on antihistamines to ward off these common late summer, early autumn allergens and symptoms that come from allergic rhinitis, or hay fever—such as itchy, burning eyes, sneezing, sniffling. Here are some of the common late summer, early fall allergens to watch out for.
What are Seasonal Allergies?
According to ear, nose, and throat specialist, Dr. Bruce Gordon, at Hyannis, Massachusett’s Cape Cod Hospital, allergies come in two forms—seasonal (which are present during certain periods) and perennial (which continue all year long).
Seasonal allergies that persist in late summer or early fall variate depending on what plants pollinate in the environment during that time frame. In late summer, early fall the plants that commonly pollinate are, unfortunately, weeds and molds such as…