Allergies you Can Have all Year Long

Allergies you Can Have all Year Long

Winter, spring, fall, and summer — do you have allergies no matter the season?

Seasonal allergies often dominate the allergy conversation, but millions of people in the United States suffer from allergies all year long.

Common Year-Long Allergies

Dust Mites

Dust mites are microscopic insects that often live in mattresses, bedding, upholstery, curtains, and carpets.

The best way to relieve your symptoms: While it may not be possible to completely eliminate dust mites, there are things you can do to reduce the number of them living in your home:

  • Use a dehumidifier, especially in the spring and summer months.
  • Cover your mattress and pillows in dust-proof or hypoallergenic sheets.
  • Wash your bedding once a week in hot water.

Pet Dander

Pet dander isn’t just pet hair or fur. Pet dander is most often composed of flecks of skin shed by cats, dogs, birds, and rodents.

The best way to relieve your symptoms: You can cut down on the amount of pet dander in your home by grooming your furry friend regularly and vacuuming twice a week.

Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew are two of the most common allergies in the United States. Mold is a type of fungus composed of microscopic organisms that feed on damp spots in your home. Mold can also exacerbate asthma symptoms.

The best way to relieve your symptoms: Mold and mildew love warm, wet areas, so be sure to maintain normal humidity levels with a dehumidifier. If you notice a large amount of mold in your home, call on a professional to clean or remove it, as mold can be harmful if ingested.

Does it feel like no matter what you do, your allergy symptoms are always there? If so, it may be time to discuss your allergies with our board-certified doctors! Contact us at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia at (404) 994-3574 to book your appointment.