Coping with Allergies in Dallas

By Allergy News
In Featured
Sep 24th, 2013

dallas newsNancy Chumin of Dallas News has recently shared some simple ways on how to cope with this year’s allergy season in Dallas. In her article, she explained that the city ranked 18 out of 100 among the worst places for fall allergies. Some of the ways to help people in dealing with their allergies this fall include cleaning or changing air conditioner system filters regularly, avoiding mowing grass and cutting weeds, and taking preventative medicine.

This article was published on the Dallas News health blog:

We thought it was bad when Dallas was ranked 23 in a list of the worst U.S. cities for allergy sufferers on in the spring.

Now that same site, run by The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, has grimmer news for the fall, which starts Sunday.

Yes, we’re moving on up to 18 out of 100 in the worst cities for allergies.

The big culprits are ragweed, outdoor mold and pollen from fall weeds, says Dr. William Lumry, M.D., founding director of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and an allergist in private practice in Dallas. It gets worse on windy days, when the wind spreads pollen in the air. Rain, on the other hand, can cleanse the air, reducing the pollen count.

Here are Dr. Lumry’s tips for reducing pollen exposure.

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