Allergy

13 Weird Things Making Your Allergies Worse

August 02 2017 08:00 PM EDT

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Achoo! Allergy season is here — and with it, a stream of runny noses, watery eyes and wheezing.

According to Kevin Schaffer, M.D. of the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Atlanta, Georgia, you shouldn't just be looking out for ragweed this fall, but also mold. 

"A lot of people seem to be bothered by mold as well," he added, "which starts to pick up as the weather changes, and gets a little damp and cooler."

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But you don't have to have a true mold allergy for the stuff to bother you. In fact, all kinds of irritants can trigger allergy symptoms in people without allergies throughout the fall — or any other season. If you have allergies, these irritants, in some cases, make your symptoms worse.

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If sinus pressure and sneezing have got you down, read on to find out why.

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