Over the course of our past few articles, we’ve been exploring the topic of winter allergies.

Although many seasonal allergy sufferers find that their symptoms are worst in the pollen-laden months of spring and summer, fall and winter allergies are also a reality. If you suffer from any type of seasonal allergies, be sure to visit your primary care physician at a Medics USA in Washington DC!

In most cases, winter allergies are triggered by dust mites, mold, and pet danger that get trapped and kicked up in our homes. Homes aren’t very well ventilated in wintertime and we spend a lot more time in them, creating a situation that’s ripe for winter allergies.

But what about the snow itself? Can you actually be allergic to the stuff that makes winter white? The answer, shockingly, is yes!

Snow Mold Is To Blame For Some Winter Allergies

OK to be fair, snow is simply frozen water, which in and of itself isn’t an allergen. But other stuff gets mixed up in, or grows in, the snow, and some of those things can indeed be allergens. Like snow mold.

“Snow mold is a fungal disease that appears in early spring as the snow melts. There are two types of snow molds, gray and pink, that become active under the snow cover,” explains the University of Minnesota Extension.

If you have indoor mold allergies, it’s highly likely you could be allergic to snow mold as well. If you often experience allergy symptoms in cold and wet environments, especially when moisture is present from melting snow.

Your Primary Care Doctor Can Help With Winter Allergies!

Your primary care physician in Washington DC can help you determine if snow mold could be a part of your winter allergies. Book your appointment today!