Question: Why do allergies get worse in the cold?

Three of the most common allergens - house dust mites, animal dander and cockroach droppings - are worse in winter when there is less ventilation. Some common symptoms of indoor, winter allergies are sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, coughing and postnasal drip, and itchy eyes, nose and throat.

Can cold weather make your allergies worse?

Spending time indoors during chilly months can worsen allergies to mold, dust mites, and pet dander.

Why do my allergies act up in the winter?

While these indoor allergens are present year-round, allergies can flare up in the winter because youre cooped up in the house with the windows closed. Your homes furnace may also be circulating these substances through the air once the heat kicks on.

How do I stop allergy ASAP?

Try an over-the-counter remedyOral antihistamines. Antihistamines can help relieve sneezing, itching, a runny nose and watery eyes. Decongestants. Oral decongestants such as pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, Afrinol, others) can provide temporary relief from nasal stuffiness. Nasal spray. Combination medications.

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