The Most Common Winter Allergies

Written By Temple Allergy and Wellness on December 12, 2018

If you're newly suffering from allergies, you might not realize that allergens aren't only a warm weather thing. There are plenty of things you may be allergic to all year around, and that includes suffering from winter allergies.

What Are Some Common Causes of Winter Allergies?

There are some allergens you can't get away from even in the winter – and they come on from the same things your summer allergies do, like plants and cigarette smoke. And, being closed up in the house more during the winter also increases your risk of allergens to things like mold and dust mites.

1. Dust Mites

Dust mites are all through your home all year around. Your best way to combat them is to keep your home swept, vacuumed, and dusted at all times. Of course, when you do a big cleaning, you'll stir up that dust which will trigger an allergy attack.

Dust mites are more common in states like Texas, where it's warmer throughout the year. They thrive best in warmer climates and in humidity.

2. Cedar

As a Texas resident, it's possible you've suffered from cedar fever. This is a potent allergy season that starts in December and can last into February. People with cedar allergies may have issues throughout the year, but Texas' cedar season is the worst of times.

3. Mold

Mold is another thing that can affect you all year round. Mold can be found outdoors and indoors. It's on trees, and it's in your home in hidden places and behind walls. Keep areas inside your home that tend to get damp clean and dry, and you'll cut down on some of it.

4. Pets

According to studies, even household pets can cause allergic reactions. The pets inside your home may be contributing to your winter allergies. So, when adopting your next best friend be sure to choose one that’s right for you. If you already have pets, keeping the house very clean will help.

5. Pollutants

There are all sorts of pollutants out there that people can be allergic to. From the air fresheners that you spray to clean your home to the bleach that you're using in the laundry, and even cigarettes can leave people sneezing and itching their eyes. Go as fragrance-free as possible to help illuminate this. 

Treating Your Winter Allergies in Temple

Dr. Kathy Smith received her first degree in 2007, and she holds numerous degrees in nursing. With over a decade of experience in medicine, Dr. Smith is ready to help you fight your allergies. 

Make an appointment today at Temple Allergy and Wellness by calling (254) 778-6475.

Posted In: Cedar Allergies Pet Allergy Treatment Dust Allergies Mold Allergies Allergy Testing Allergy Treatment Winter Allergies