12 Common Illnesses That Peak in the Fall & Tips to Prevent Them

Fall is the peak time for many viral illnesses, as the cold weather can suppress your immune system and increase your vulnerability to infections. Viral infections are easily transmitted and can be dangerous for the elderly, young children, and those with poor immune systems. Prevention is the best way to protect yourself from any transmittable illnesses or infections during the autumn season.

Keep reading to learn what are the 12 most common illnesses that peak in the fall, what are their symptoms, and how to prevent them.

1. Allergies

Ragweed and mold spores are the biggest allergy triggers in the fall. Although, dust mites are common during the humid summer months, they can get stirred into the air the first time you turn on your heat in the fall.


  • Watery and itchy eyes
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Itchy sinuses or throat
  • Sneezing
  • Postnasal drainage
  • Temporary loss of smell
  • Snoring
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Ear congestion
  • Fatigue
  • Coughing

Prevention Tips

  • Keep your home and car windows closed.
  • Search online to check the daily pollen counts in your area.
  • Search online to check the air quality of your city before spending time outside.
  • Take a shower after spending time outside.

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