Allergies that occur in Winter

Some allergies occur, especially in the Winter. There is no one that is, against the Winter, allergic to it, but people suffer in the Winter, increased allergies against house dust mites, and perfumes, as well as nut allergies.

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What are the allergies in the Winter?

The Winter intensifies the symptoms which Allergy-suffering, by the constant change of cold, damp air outside and warm dry air inside. Around Christmas time, scented oils, Christmas sweets, mulled wine and candles also trigger allergies from increasingly. And the dry heating air causes bursts of an Allergy to mites in house dust.

Allergies in the Winter due to low temperatures and dry air easier game. In addition, heating on swirls of air and dust mites. (Image: Rido/

Why to get these allergies in the Winter?

We keep ourselves in the Winter because of the cold more in our living rooms and are exposed to the triggers of the allergies, especially since the house dust floats around in the dry air.


A winter Allergy is easy to apply with a cold be confused, because symptoms such as cough and runny nose are similar. Remember: If your eyes are red and itchy and your nose is running, it can also be a allergic rhinitis – the cause is often house dust mites.

You can check any of the following symptoms: If fever occurs, it’s probably not an Allergy, but typically more of a flu-like infection. The same applies to Shivering. A white or colourless fluid that runs from the nose, is typical of an allergic reaction; thick yellow and green mucus, however, is characteristic for a cold or a sinus infection; Itching in the nose and throat are not typical for a cold, but they are often associated with an allergic reaction.

Kicked-Up Dust

Especially in the Winter, the indoor environment is often unstable, it is heated to much and too little aired. In the dry warm air of dust, spores and animal hair to twirl now, and with them living in the house dust mites. On the outer walls, condensed water freezes and can cause the growth of mould perfectly – a health risk, not only for people who are sensitive to molds.

What to do?

Against the outbreak of a winter Allergy helps to ensure first, for a balanced room climate. Ventilate in the Winter several times a day the apartment, and they have made sure that fresh and humid air in the room flows. They put bowls of water on the heating or spraying plants regularly in their room – optimum humidity is 60 percent. You are not overheating the rooms, but you leave it at a temperature of 20 degrees Celsius. Use allergen-density of compensation, which is not infested with the mites. Avoid scented candles and incense, if you have the suspicion, to react allergic to it.

Pay attention, especially in the Winter on a healthy room climate – 60 percent humidity are considered here as an upper bound. (Image: fotorellix/

Mites in the bed

The warm air is distributed in the feces of the mites in the apartment, and that triggers the allergic symptoms. The mites feed on skin scales and thrive in the bedding. Pay attention here so mite-proof covers. Or vent the Cover and wash it with a mite-hostile detergent (ask at the pharmacy).

Food allergies

Around Christmas time we use many foods that cause allergies, for example, cookies, gingerbread, and nuts. You will notice that you have an allergic reaction to a food, if it tingles when you eat in the mouth or lips, itching. It becomes critical when the throat swells. You immediately go to a doctor.

Mulled wine contains as a red wine histamine. On histamine some people have an allergic reaction, it is also in cheese and smoked fish. If you get a headache, and skin irritation at the Christmas market, it may lie at the mulled wine.


Candles with Paraffin wax can cause allergies. Then it comes to skin rash and breathing problems. If you may be allergic to Paraffin wax, you prefer candles made from beeswax or soy.

The House Dust Mite Allergy

House dust mites belong to the arachnids and are so tiny that you can see with the naked eye. These animals like to eat skin flakes, and they love humid heat. Bed mattresses, blankets and bed boxes are for you in this respect, an ideal zoo enclosures. They live but also on carpets, sofa covers, under cabinets, etc., – most of all do you like the bed but because of the body heat and moisture, the produced ends of the sweat of Sleep. As an Allergy sufferer you will notice the presence of the mites in mind that you usually have in the morning when you Wake up the most complaints, and then they inhaled the dust, which triggers allergies, the whole night.

The house dust mites or their excretions are the main causes of allergies in the household. About ten percent of people are allergic to them. (Image: Peter


The symptoms resemble allergic reactions to other substances. The nose is clogged, tingles up and running – especially in the Morning. Some people itching of the eyes are reddened. Strong allergies with cough, difficulty in breathing and a whistling sound when Breathing. A persistent house dust mite Allergy leads to chronic blockage of the nose, continuous sneeze and annually recurring increase in symptoms in the winter months. Should you notice such symptoms, then you are looking at the best an allergist. With special Allergy tests, whether it is a house dust Allergy.


Usually, the patients do not treat, instead, the doctor advises to keep the bed and bedroom mites (see above). In case of strong Allergy and restrictions due to the symptoms, desensitization is recommended. The doctor faced preparation the Affected with a house-dust mites.

Nut allergies

Winter time is nut time. We eat nuts, not only pure, but also in gingerbread, Christmas biscuits and cakes. Allergies trigger especially hazelnuts and walnuts. In the case of strong nut allergies, it may come to the enjoyment of these two to an allergic shock. If you feel when eating Christmas cookies can be a Burning or a tingling sensation in the mouth, gastro-intestinal complaints occur or the mucous membranes of the lips, scratching, could it be a nut Allergy. You can check for yourself if these reactions occur when you eat nuts, and lack of, if you eat no nuts. In case of doubt, consult an allergist. Clears with studies of blood and skin, if a nut Allergy is present.

Nuts avoid

The treatment is simple, but hard to keep. Without the nuts, which will trigger the Allergy, and foods containing these nuts. Packaged foods contain a list of ingredients. In the case of nuts, each nut is mentioned in places such as walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts.

Nut allergies intolerances the most common representatives under the food. Concerned must pay particular attention to lists of ingredients. (Image: juliasudnitskaya/

Essential Oils

Different essential Oils can cause allergic reactions. In the EU, fragrances apply essential Oils in officially as an Allergy trigger. Whether these Oils occur in nature or artificially produced, is no matter. Since 2005, 26 fragrance allergens in essential Oils on the packaging. To do this, anise alcohol, benzyl alcohol, cinnamyl alcohol, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Linalool and coumarin. However, the allergic reactions are sometimes triggered by the essential Oil, but by the use of synthetic additives, pesticide residues, oxidation, or reactions of chemical compounds with chemical Compounds in the room.

Not any physical irritation by an essential Oil it is necessary to allergic. Even if you have no allergies to essential Oils, these can irritate in a higher concentration, the skin – like Chili provoking the mucous membranes, even if you are allergic to it. Skin irritant essential Oils are cinnamon bark, cinnamon bark, clove, Oregano, savory, thyme and Peru balsam. (Dr. Utz Anhalt)