How To Minimize Winter Allergies

Indoor allergens such as dander, dust mites, and mold will take their toll on allergy sufferers more during the winter since people spend more time indoors during the cold months. Some of us may not be affected by these allergens, while others will suffer through the full force of winter allergies. Our Allergist in Little Rock at Arkansas Otolaryngology Center recommends these tips to minimize winter allergen exposure: Allergen proof the house. Well, you can’t exactly do that, but you can help to make sure your home isn’t a breeding ground for winter allergens. Keep humidity below 50 percent in the home to reduce dust mites. Clean regularly, and use a damp mop for cleaning hardwood floors to

What Are Winter Allergies?

Most people don't associate winter with allergies, as our Allergist at Arkansas Otolaryngology Center reminds us, allergies can still persist during the cold months. Even though freezing temperatures bring an end to seasonal pollen allergies, many people suffer from winter allergies because of the time spent indoors during cool weather. So, what causes winter allergies? A home can actually contribute to sickness due to winter allergens, especially molds, dust mites, and pet dander Forced-air furnaces circulate airborne dust containing lint, fabric fiber, bacteria, food material, and pet dander. Three of the most common allergens - house dust mites, pet dander, and cockroach droppings - are w

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