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How to Survive the Fall Allergy Season


Typically, hay fever season sees its first comeback in mid-August and leaves sufferers sneezing, tearing and itching until the first frost. As part of its ongoing blog series, Prime Insurance Agency brings readers this educating article on allergy attack prevention.

Did you know?

Most folks affected by hay fever are allergic to the pollen produced by ragweed. Flourishing across the breadth of the US, ragweed is most rampant in the eastern and Midwestern wooded parts (NJ, NY, PA…).

Fighting Back

Those who suffer from hay fever are advised to make use of allergy medicine and watch the area’s pollen count by visiting weather and news sites.  When the count is high it’s prudent to also do the following:

  • Keep inside if possible, in particular during the middle of the morning and initial hours of the afternoon

  • Should you need to be outdoors, consider placing a filtering mask over your mouth and nose

  • Have all home and automobile windows shut

  • Prior to entering the home, remove shoes, then change clothes once inside

  • Vacuum rugs and furnishings often

  • Launder clothes, bedding and curtains frequently

  • Do not dry clothes on outdoor clothes lines

  • Wash off pollen from your dog and cat by giving regular baths


Dust, mold, mildew and fungi make allergies worse. If not addressed the problem only increases with time. Affected residents should follow these intiatives:

  • Don a mask and gloves before Raking and doing other forms of yardwork
  • Discard home and gutter leaf piles

  • Install a dehumidifier in your home and basement

  • Clean bathrooms and areas where there is moisture buildup with a commercial anti-mold agent, vinegar or other home-remedies

  • Dust air vents prior to activating heating following summertime

  • Install hardwood flooring as opposed to carpeting

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Summary: Ha-choo! It’s allergy season and noses are running and eyes are tearing. Get the scoop on the fight against hay fever in this primer from Prime Insurance Agency!


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