User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


76° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Fall Allergies In Full Swing

September 3, 2010, 6:10 PM by Kelli Grant

Fall Allergies In Full Swing
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Don't let this fall-like weather fool you, it's not officially fall yet. But if you have allergies, you probably disagree. 

The fall allergy season is here and will stick around until the first hard freeze.  But there are ways to keep those itchy, watery eyes to a minimum.

These nice cool days are allowing people to get outside and enjoy the weather before winter hits.  But the great outdoors aren't so great when you have allergies.

“The late summer, fall allergens are out and blooming and we're blessed with it every summer and fall. The weeds came out the end of July, early August and molds are really out there full force,” Dr. Mark Bubak with Dakota Asthma and Allergy said.

Ragweed showed up in early August and even if the weed isn't growing in your backyard, you still could be sneezing.

“The weeds and mold spores travel at least 50, 60 miles and I think here in South Dakota you might even get farther with our great winds,” Bubak said.

So if staying inside all day, every day doesn't sound appealing, there's help available to feel your best.  Over-the-counter antihistamines can do the trick. But if they don't, your doctor can prescribe something stronger.

“We hope that they've started their nasal steroids, have their antihistamines on board and if that doesn't work well, we put them on allergy shots to make them less allergic and they do quite better,” Bubak said.

Fall allergy symptoms range from itchy watery eyes to a plugged up nose and allergies can cause asthma symptoms to flare.

“It's important to remember to do things before you know you're gonna have your problems. Allergies come back for your whole lifetime so if you know that you have fall hay fever, you might as well plan and have things on board ready to go,” Bubak said.

If you've never had allergies before in your life, you can develop them as you get older.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Two People Go To Hospital Following Fight

7/28/2014 11:30 AM

Sioux Falls Police say a large fight behind the Best Buy store on 41st Street landed two people in the hospital early Sunday morning.

Full Story
Fmr. Walworth State's Attny. Charged With Rape

7/30/2014 1:27 PM

The former Walworth County State's Attorney has been arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree rape.

Full Story
Clerk Hurt During Attempted Robbery

7/27/2014 8:07 AM

Sioux Falls police are investigating an early morning attempted armed robbery that injured a clerk at a west-side convenience store.

Full Story
Two 16-Year-Olds Arrested In Vandalism Spree

7/25/2014 11:30 AM

According to Sioux Falls Police, two 16-year-olds were arrested overnight after a vandalism spree.

Full Story
Severe Thunderstorm Hits Corsica

7/26/2014 5:55 PM

Severe storms dropped heavy rain and large hail today in many parts of KELOLAND.

Full Story | Watch


Events