Managing Winter Allergies22 Jul 2017
You might have noticed that your hay fever and cold in Winter seem to be connected? It’s because your nose is blocked. Why is your nose so important?
When you inhale through your nose it filters the air, at the same time humidifying and warming. By the time the air reaches your lungs it is of at perfect body temperature and moisture level to prevent dryness of the lining of the lungs and bronchial tubes. When your nose is blocked and you breathe through your mouth, cold air, allergens and viruses take a fast route to your lungs – resulting in more sickness, allergies and asthma.
We’re all more likely to stay indoors more in winter, meaning more exposure to dust, mould and animal dander, so a clean home is one of the easiest ways to avoid allergens. By simply minimising dust and mould build-up, you can go a long way in controlling your allergy.
Winter winds and cold weather can also exacerbate allergy symptoms like dry skin, dermatitis and eczema, which is especially hard on little ones.
But allergies don’t need to spoil things. Look after yourself this winter with some simple treatment options and get back to feeling like you.
To find out more about managing your allergies in winter, call Allergy Medical on 07 3252 3711 or request an appointment online.