Ward off winter allergies with Airmega
The holidays are right around the corner, and whether you like it or not, tis the season for winter allergies. Winter allergy symptoms are similar to those experienced during other times of year, but can sometimes feel like a beast of their own when combined with the cold and the increased exposure to germs when gathering in groups and crowds. Some of these symptoms include watery, itchy eyes, dark circles caused by nasal congestion, runny or stuffy noses and sneezing, coughing, rashes, headaches, sore throats and more. If you experience seasonal allergies in winter, keep reading to learn more about what causes them and how you can control your symptoms.
CAN YOU BE ALLERGIC TO COLD WEATHER?
While it's a rare condition, some people actually are! Cold urticaria is a condition in which the skin has a reaction to cold within the first few minutes of exposure. Cold weather allergy symptoms for these people include itchy welts and hives. Some people have minor reactions, while others have severe reactions and symptoms. Its effects could even be caused by swimming in cold water, resulting in low blood pressure and, in extreme cases, fainting or shock. While this is a condition that affects its sufferers in the winter, it’s not technically a winter allergy.
WHAT CAUSES WINTER ALLERGIES?
“Winter allergies” are actually usually experienced year-round, the symptoms caused by allergens like mold spores, mildew, dust mites and pet dander rather than seasonal pollen. Since the allergens themselves aren’t seasonal, neither are the allergies! Common winter allergies are considered perennial. Some people just notice their symptoms more when things like heating systems blow the pollutants around indoors during a time they’re also spending significantly less time outside. Experiencing allergies during winter can be especially uncomfortable since symptoms like itchy eyes and sensitive noses are worsened by extreme weather. To offset the effects of indoor allergies in the winter, use an air purifier like Airmega to filter out allergens and keep spaces fresh and clean. Reducing exposure to the causes will lessen the effects.
WINTER ALLERGIES IN DOGS
Winter allergies can impact the entire family, including four-legged friends! Allergens can affect dogs’ skin and coat as well as their breathing. Since winter allergens tend to be airborne, they can cause itchy, watery eyes as well. Dust mites and mold, even in very small quantities, are the main culprits for winter allergies in pets, but an air purifier can help capture and remove these pollutants from the air so every single member of the family can be cozy and comfortable this winter.
COWAY AIRMEGA PURIFIERS FOR WINTER ALLERGIES
Airmega air purifiers can catch various harmful particulate matters including dust, pollen and dander. It can also remove 99.999%¹ of nano-sized particles down to 0.01 micrometers, which is smaller than most viruses and bacteria. If you’re interested in an air purifier for your winter allergies but aren’t sure which purifier is right for you, visit cowaymega.com and browse our wide offering of Airmegas to find the one that’s perfect for your needs.
¹Coway air purifiers have been proven to trap dust, pollen, dander, viruses and bacteria in the air based on KCL(Korea Conformity Laboratories) testing. They have been tested in a 30㎥ size chamber according to the Korea Air Cleaning Association standard (SPS-KACA 002-132:2018 Modified) to measure the 0.01㎛ size of particle removal rate. It was tested on maximum fan speed in normal room temperature and humidity conditions. The performance may vary in the actual living environment of customers. → Tested with 150, 160, AP-1216L, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 200M, Icon, IconS, 230, 240, 250, 250S, 300, 300S, 400, 400S