The Allergy Becomes Aggravated In The Winter – Part 1 of 3
The Allergy Becomes Aggravated In The Winter. Winter can be a dark time for people with allergies, but they can take steps to reduce their exposure to indoor triggers such as mold spores and dust mites, experts say. “During the winter, families fork out more time indoors, exposing allergic individuals to allergens and irritants like dust mites, cuddle dander, smoke, household sprays and chemicals, and gas fumes – any of which can make their lives miserable,” Dr William Reisacher, director of the Allergy Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City, said in a clinic news release. “With the lengthening of the pollen season over the past several years, people with seasonal allergies might chance their symptoms extending even further into the winter months”.
People also need to look out for mold, another expert noted. “Mold spores can cause additional problems compared to pollen allergy because mold grows anywhere and needs scrap more than moisture and oxygen to thrive,” Dr Rachel Miller, director of allergy and immunology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, said in the news release. “During the holiday period it is especially important to make sure that Christmas trees and holiday decorations are mold-free.