Winter allergies can be just as bad as springtime allergy symptoms. Many who suffer during the winter think that they are constantly sick with a cold, but in most cases, it is simply allergies. Of course, pollen and ragweed trigger bad symptoms, but so does animal dander, dust mites, and mold. As days get cold, people will begin to shut their windows, which causes the same allergens to circulate throughout a home. With a lack of fresh air, allergy sufferers can experience intense symptoms (cold like symptoms):
- Sinus headaches
- Runny nose/sneezing
- Red and itchy eyes
- Extreme nasal congestion
- Sore throat
- Trouble breathing
The only way to determine if the cause of symptoms is because of allergies or sickness is through visiting an allergist in Marlton or Willowgrove. Our doctors perform thorough testing, which allows us to understand each specific allergen that is causing symptoms. After being tested, you can begin to treat your allergy symptoms properly.
As a means to lessen discomfort while going for allergy treatment, you can make minor adjustments to your home and cleaning schedule.
- First, get hypoallergenic bedding for your mattress and pillows.
- Try to not let any pets in the bedroom. This will make sleeping more comfortable because of a lack of dander.
- Make sure to clean the filters on HVAC systems and vacuum cleaners.
- Make sure to dust and vacuum at least once a week.
For more information about treating winter allergy symptoms, please visit our allergists in Marlton and Willowgrove.