Here in the South Jersey region, we experienced unseasonably warm autumn weather for a longer period of time this year. Those mild temperatures, combined with rain, promoted plant and pollen growth. Rain, accompanied by windy conditions, stirred up the pollen and mold into the air, worsening symptoms for fall allergy sufferers.
Another reason you may be experiencing allergy symptoms in the fall could be due to the fall foliage – those beautiful fall leaves are gorgeous, but once they’ve fallen, they begin to accumulate mold. Not surprisingly, mold is an allergen that thrives in fall weather. Mold can also be found anywhere there is water – in clogged gutters, fields of uncut grass and other areas around your yard. If you are allergic to mold, the key to reducing it is moisture control. Be sure to clean standing water anywhere you find it.