Why Are My Allergies Worse In Winter?

With so many allergies seemingly associated with seasonal pollens and flowers and trees, it can surprise many people to learn that the most common allergies are much worse in the winter rather than the summer.  Pharmacy Planet is a reputable and trusted supplier of all the main allergy treatments online in the UK including the EpiPen Auto-Injector and Rhinocort nasal spray.

Four of the most common allergens are:-

  • House dust mites
  • Animal dander
  • Cockroach droppings
  • Mould

All of these are worse when people are confined indoors during the winter months and tend to have less ventilation.

What is pet dander?
It is a common misconception to think that a pet allergy is caused by the animal’s fur but that is only part of the problem. Pet dander consists of fur, hair and saliva in tiny proportions and this can stay in the atmosphere and on clothing and furniture almost indefinitely. It is microscopic so cannot easily be seen by the naked eye; even if you vacuum away all visible traces of fur and hair, the pet dander will still remain.

Common symptoms of winter allergies
These include:-

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Coughing
  • Nasal drip
  • Itchy eyes
  • Irritated nose and throat

Allergy Treatment
There are lots of prescriptions and over the counter allergy treatments like Rhinocort nasal spray which contains corticosteroid to reduce inflammation in the nasal passages. As well as symptomatic treatments, numerous steps can be taken within the home to reduce exposure such as keeping certain rooms free of pets, washing bed linen in very hot water at least once a week to reduce dust mite exposure and managing insulation in the home to reduce condensation and mould.

Visit our digital store for all your allergy treatments including the EpiPen Auto-Injector and the Rhinocort nasal spray available online in the UK from our secure pharmacy. We also have professional advice available to help guide you to the right choice of treatment and useful general information about managing allergies. Visit our website to find out more https://www.pharmacyplanet.com