Wow! Winter came around quickly didn’t it! That means we’ve now got to start looking out for allergy symptoms and tests in order to help us deal with winter allergies. Hang on… wait! Don’t allergies usually only happen in the Spring and the Summer? Nope. Allergies can be all year round, especially food allergies, and it is very important that you are cautious in the colder months as well as the summer!
What are winter allergies?
What winter does mean is that the weather gets cooler and pollen counts begin to decline, as allergy and asthma sufferers around the country begin to decline. Allergy and asthma sufferers around the country will begin to relax, but the symptoms are not over yet! However, if you think that seasonal sniffles and runny eyes are simply just a result of winter colds then you will be wanting to think again! So, basically, what we are trying to say is that the end of summer does not necessarily mean the end of your specific symptoms.
What does the research say?
Well, the research states that dust mite levels can actually increase during the late Australia autumn, especially compared with summer levels. But, then the dust goes away over the winter… but it doesn’t mean that allergy sufferers will not come into contact with the dust allergens. To find out if you have dust allergies or are suffering from an intolerance to dust, then you need to order your intolerance test today. Continue below to read our action plan for the winter months.
Winter action plan
Clean more than you have ever cleaned before. This means vacuuming behind the beds more often and wiping down the skirting boards more than you usually would. It sounds simple but you will be surprised how many people do not do this when winter comes around. Wash the pillows and bedsheets thoroughly in hot water and leave your blankets outside once a week. Watch out for mould and air the house regularly. The next one is the hardest, and we understand your reservations when first reading this, but it is important:
Don’t get too cosy with your pets.
For more information on intolerance testing and coping with your allergies, log on to www.allergytestaustralia.com.