We are in the midst of an extremely hot summer and though fall seems months away, it’s getting closer every day. With September comes a month-long spike in fall elm pollen. If Fall Elm allergies make you miserable, take some steps now to prevent that when the pollen comes.

Many people are allergic to elm pollen. It’s a very common allergen, so know that you are not alone in your early spring and fall suffering!

Reactions to elm pollen can include sneezing, itchy eyes and throat, runny nose, watery eyes, nasal congestion and wheezing. Asthma can be exacerbated by elm pollen too.

So what can you do?

  1. Know what you’re allergic to and when those pollens occur.
  2. Plan to take preventative measures with your allergist like scheduling allergy shots or starting allergy drops.
  3. Know your fall elm allergy symptoms so that when they occur you will be prepared.
  4. Check the pollen count daily and, if possible, avoid spending much time outside on days when the elm pollen is particularly high.

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