Many people are shocked to learn that not even in winter can allergy sufferers be safe from an untimely attack. As we discussed in previous post, not only are winter allergies a real thing, they can be the ruination of your festive holiday plans.

Who wants to have a leaking nose or puffy red eyes at the company Christmas party?

If your allergies are acting up even though the weather is cold, make an appointment at your Ashburn urgent care center today. We can make sure your symptoms are truly allergy-related and help you find relief.

Meanwhile, here are just a few ways you can fight back against winter allergies that are hiding in your own home.

1. Clean Your Room

Did you know that more allergens like dust mites are hiding in your bedroom than any other room in the house? If your winter allergy symptoms are the worst in the morning when you first wake up, dust mites could be to blame. Invest in pillow and mattress covers that are “impervious” to dust mites and/or allergens. Make sure to dust bedroom furniture regularly, and wash your sheets every one to two weeks.

2. Get A Humidifier

Winter air is very dry, which can be irritating to the nasal passages. To counteract this seasonal inflammation, add moisture back into your air with a humidifier. Be careful not to overdo it with the humidity, however, as too much moisture give rise to mold…another allergen.

3. Start Spraying

Before you go to bed, try using a saline nasal spray. This can help you to expel allergens that might be trapped inside your nasal passages so you don’t have to breathe them all night long.

4. Vacuum More

Allergens LOVE to hide in carpeting. Invest in a vacuum that has a HEPA filter, and you’ll pull them out of your carpeting and into the cannister, so they can be removed from your home.

As always, be sure to visit your Medics USA urgent care in Ashburn for all your healthcare needs, including winter allergies!