As the temperature drops, most allergy sufferers expect to feel better. But for some, allergy symptoms continue to afflict them or even worse.
In response to colder weather, we seal up our homes and turn on the heat. This leads to the accumulation of indoor allergens and irritants, including dust mites, animal dander, mold, cigarette smoke, and gas stove combustion byproducts. The problem can be worsened by excessive use of humidifiers, kerosene heaters, or wood burning stoves.
If you feel like you have a cold all winter long and experience congestion, headaches, difficulty breathing, frequent respiratory infections or fatigue for weeks, consider an evaluation by your allergist for indoor allergies.