Weed pollen is the main cause of seasonal allergy in the late summer and early fall. Depending on the area of North America, these weeds include ragweed, sagebrush, pigweed, tumbleweed (Russian thistle) and cockle bur.
In some areas of the world, some trees can pollinate in the fall as well.
- Keep windows closed prevent pollens from drifting into your home
- Minimize early morning activity when pollen is usually emitted-between 5-10 a.m.
- Keep your car windows closed when traveling.
- Stay indoors when the pollen count is reported to be high, and on windy days when pollen may be present in higher amounts in the air
- Take a vacation during the height of the pollen season to a more pollen-free area, such as the beach or sea.
- Avoid mowing the lawn and freshly cut grass
- Machine dry bedding and clothing. Pollen may collect in laundry if it is hung outside to dry.