For millions of allergy sufferers out there, autumn can be as bad as spring. That's because pollen, mold and ragweed are common this time of year. Allergies cause itchy eyes, the sniffles and more. The trouble is many people fail to realize that allergies occur in autumn, and attribute their sniffles and sneezes to the common cold. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you can get pollen and ragweed counts and air quality information when you're checking the weather. Avoid the outdoors during peak levels as limiting exposure to high levels of allergens can help. If you you're the only person sneezing and suffering in your home, or your symptoms are not going away after a week, chances are its allergies and not a cold.