Fall is upon us and so are fall allergies

NEW YORK (CNN) – Just because the blooming season is over, that doesn’t mean allergies aren’t still with us. So, if you’re wondering why you may be sneezing more, a fall allergy might be triggering your problem.

Yep, you’ve made it through the summer with no congestion. However, now we are moving into the fall season and although the foliage of summer may be fading, new allergies are lurking out there.

What are they?

Ragweed usually starts releasing its pollen in late August, but that pollen can linger into the late fall. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about three quarters of people who are allergic to spring plants are allergic to ragweed.

Plus, let’s not forget mold. Mold spores love wet areas, which means piles of wet leaves can be its breeding ground.

Dust is also a major allergy trigger. Turn on our heater and you stir them up. Those tiny bugs are in almost every home.

If you are suffering from serious runny nose, watery eyes, itching and coughing see your doctor. A good allergist should be able to rid you of some of your symptoms.

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