April Daniels Hussar, SELF magazine
You probably haven't taken your warm boots and cozy sweaters out of storage yet, but one autumn accessory you might already be using is ... Kleenex! Yep -- fall allergy season is already under way. Luckily, we have relief.
"In the Eastern part of the United States, the ragweed season traditionally starts around mid-August and lasts until the first frost," William Berger, M.D., clinical professor of allergy and immunology at the University of California at Irvine, tells HealthySELF. September is peak allergy season for many states, including those in the Midwest; if you're on the West Coast, the season is a little bit later and involves different weeds, like sagebrush, he says.
You may have heard that the drought is making this an especially bad year for allergies, but Dr. Berger says there are many different climate-related factors when it comes to the severity of an allergy season, and there's not really anything special about thisRead More »from How to Cope with Fall Allergies