Get a flu shot
You’ll especially want to do this if you’ve got asthma. (These are the silent signs you’ve got asthma.) Because both asthma and the flu are respiratory diseases, people with asthma may have more frequent and severe asthma attacks when they have the flu and are at greater risk for more severe illness and life-threatening complications.
If you’re bothered by ragweed and mold…
You’ll want to limit your outside activities. If you are outdoors, shower and change your clothes when you come in to get rid of the pollen that may stick to you. (Here’s how to allergy-proof every room of your house.) Keep your child away from leaf-raking if they are allergic to mold. And if you are allergic, wear a NIOSH N95 mask to reduce exposure to small particles. Children with allergies should avoid hay rides. Try one of these fun fall activities instead.