While many associate allergies with pollen and springtime, winter allergies are very much a thing. All the time spent indoors during the colder months exposes us to indoor allergens such as mold, animal dander, and dust mites. These allergens can lead to sickness. Common symptoms of winter allergies are itchy eyes, nose, or throat, sneezing, and coughing.
There are things you can do to reduce winter allergens. Keeping the humidity in your home below 50 percent reduces dust mites. If you wash bedding in hot water, it will lessen dust mites in the house.
While we all love our pets, they are not always kind to those suffering from allergies. Keep pets out of bedrooms to reduce the number of allergens entering the room. Additionally, washing pets weekly washes away dander from their fur. While it’s impossible to eliminate all contact with your pet, try to limit it during the winter months. Also, be sure to change your clothes and bathe before going to bed after playing with your pet.
Make sure you keep up with your cleaning in the winter to eliminate allergens. Using a damp mop on hardwood floors helps to avoid stirring up dust. Make sure wet surfaces are wiped immediately to keep mold from growing. If possible, the person suffering from allergies should not do the cleaning, and ideally, they should leave the house when the cleaning is happening.
Allergies in Willow Grove, PA
If you think you may be suffering from winter allergies, we want to help. Visit our office at Marlton, NJ or Willow Grove, PA today. Our experienced staff will test you for any allergies and lead you towards the right treatments.