Fall Allergy Season 2017: What You Need to Know to Be Prepared

With September now entering its second week and cooler weather beginning to settle in in many parts of the country, it’s time to think about getting ready for fall allergy season 2017. Already, ragweed pollen is beginning to give people runny, itchy noses in some areas. Here are some of the things you need to know to be ready for fall allergies this year.


  Will Fall Allergy Season 2017 Be Worse Than Usual?


Although there will not be more ragweed pollen than usual this year, the fact that August was unusually dry may increase its effects somewhat. When there is less moisture in the air, pollen is less likely to be held down, much like dust or any other fine particulate. This means that ragweed pollen is more likely to get blown into your home earlier in the season. Because autumn is usually fairly dry after late September, however, this won’t make fall allergy season 2017 that much worse than usual.


  How Can You Fight Fall Allergies?


If you are allergic to ragweed pollen, there are several ways you can protect yourself from being exposed to too much of it:


  • Keep windows closed during the day, when pollen production is at its peak
  • Hire a service to collect your leaves so that you won’t have to be outside all day doing yard work
  • Exercise indoors until fall allergy season starts to wind down
  • Avoid drinking alcohol, which can make you more susceptible to allergies


For even better protection during fall allergy season 2017, you can also use a HEPA air purifier to get rid of any pollen that manages to get into your home. By removing pollen from your home air, you can drastically reduce the amount of it your will be exposed to on a daily basis. It’s a particularly good idea to use an air purifier in your bedroom, since allergies can make it hard to sleep.


For the best units, check out our complete list of air purifiers for allergies. Each of these units has been selected by us for its ability to effectively remove pollen and other particles from the air around you. Still have questions about how to use air purifiers to protect yourself during fall allergy season 2017? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Feel free to send us your questions, and we’ll provide personalized product recommendations tailored to your needs