Unfortunately, allergies do not end in the summer. If you only suffer from seasonal allergies such as grass and pollen, then you’ll see relief when the temperature begins to drop. If you notice that your allergy symptoms arise with the start of winter, there is a chance you have indoor allergies. If your symptoms get worse in the winter, call our allergist Moorestown office today.
Three common allergens cause symptoms during the winter. Below we’ll go over what they are and ways you can eliminate your exposure to them.
Pet Dander – It’s heartbreaking for pet owners to find out that their four-legged family members are the cause of their allergy symptoms. If you have a furry friend at home, try your best to keep them from the bedroom. If that’s not possible, don’t let them sleep on your bed. Always change your clothes and shower after playing with a pet.
Mold – Mold thrives in moist areas — dehumidifiers in the home work to eliminate moisture in the air. Wipe down wet surfaces immediately. Call in a professional to help with removal if mold builds up in your home.
Dust Mites – Dust mites are the most common allergens and are a nuisance all year round. Avoid exposure to dust mites by having someone else in the home do the dusting and vacuuming. Choose wood floors over carpeting and wash linens and bedding regularly.
Don’t suffer from allergies this winter. Take the first step to relief by contacting a Moorestown allergist and scheduling an appointment.