Seasonal allergies: winter

Key points:

  • Do you have allergic symptoms every morning when you wake up? It is probably rhinitis and is more frequent in rainy seasons.
  • Seasonal allergies affect the quality of life of people who suffer from them, so it is important to see an allergist to help you determine the cause of your allergy.
  • Although they seem harmless, rhinitis or seasonal allergies can often cause problems in the bronchi and later turn into asthma.

We all like this time of year, it is time to share, there is a sense of nostalgia, and we are filled with emotions that drive our sensitivity.

Winter brings with it climatic changes and the pollination of certain trees that can cause symptoms such as:

  • Nasal congestion and obstruction.
  • Sneezing.
  • Tearing.
  • Itchy nose and ears.
  • Eye redness.

Now more than ever there will be people with seasonal allergy due to the cold and the conditions we live in today due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes staying at home and keeping the windows closed to avoid the cold, which contributes to the increase of allergens inside, such as mites or mold, making us more likely to develop these symptoms.

Do you have allergic symptoms every morning when you wake up? Well, it is completely real, and it is not that you are allergic to the morning, it is rhinitis and it is more frequent in rainy seasons, this is worsened by pollen or mites, which are the allergens with which we live in the morning being in our bedroom.

Seasonal allergies affect the quality of life of people who suffer from them due to the limitation it represents in their daily lives. That is why it is so important to control the symptoms and know how to prevent these allergies by visiting an allergist who can help you determine the cause of your allergy.

The allergist performs special diagnostic tests and can discover the cause of your symptoms, for example, if your allergy is due to ash or cypress, which are very common trees in Mexico, or if it develops mainly due to closed spaces, dust , pollen, and mites.

Will the allergy stay forever?

Although they seem harmless, rhinitis or seasonal allergies can often cause problems in the bronchi and later turn into asthma. Many times people get used to living with flu and cough thinking that it is only due to climatic changes, which are signs that asthma will develop in the future if it is not treated properly.

The nose filters, humidifies, and evaporates, if you do not have 100% nasal function you may be more prone to other diseases such as pharyngitis, ear problems, or bronchial problems, which is why the measures you take in advance are absolutely necessary.

How can I fight allergies in winter?

There are many remedies to fight allergies in winter:

  • Ventilate your home: it is important to keep a door or window open to renew the air inside the house to prevent allergens from concentrating.
  • Vacuum carpets and rooms: especially in small spaces.
  • Use dehumidifiers: they are responsible for creating a drier environment by dehydrating the air.
  • Keeping the bathroom dry: when taking a shower, make sure that it is properly ventilated and that moisture is dissipated.

Remember that you should see a specialist if any symptom does not stop soon to avoid complications.

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Sources:

https://www.allergytherapeutics.es/como-combatir-la-rinitis-alergica-en-invierno/#:~:text=La%20llegada%20del%20invierno%20lleva,rinitis%20al%C3%A9rgica%20o%20el%20asma.

https://vivirmasymejor.elmundo.es/respira/por-que-algunas-alergias-se-intensifican-en-invierno

https://animal.mx/2020/10/sintomas-alergia-estacional-rinitis-alergica-otono-invierno/