A Warm Winter Means an Early and Prolonged Allergy Season

Due to a mild winter, seasonal allergy sufferers are noticing an early allergy season. Allergists warn of a prolonged and rough allergy season ahead.

While abnormally warm temperatures this winter were welcomed by almost everyone, allergy sufferers are feeling less enthusiastic now. Experts are warning that a mild winter has brought an early spring allergy season that could be considered severe.

For the Eastern US, the allergy season is about 10-20 days ahead of schedule, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alan Reppert. Warm temperatures provided early growing opportunities for trees and plants, increasing pollen levels.

Just as we’re getting excited about warmer temperatures and spending more time outdoors, experts like Reppert encourage allergy sufferers to limit their time spent outside, “For those who suffer from allergies, it’s best to limit time outdoors on high pollen days, especially during the early mornings and early evenings. Keeping windows closed at night when possible is also recommended.” The early warmth is slated to create a very long allergy season.

Even in regions of the country where warm temperatures are experienced year-round like Arizona, allergists are noticing an increase in the number of patients they treat for allergy and asthma symptoms.

Keeping Allergy Symptoms at Bay

Of course entirely limiting your time spent outside is not realistic, so if you’re wondering how you can better prepare yourself for high pollen days, consider using an allergy forecast app. We created a whole list of the best FREE allergy and asthma apps on the market today, be sure to check that out!

Simply avoiding the outdoors to avoid triggers isn’t enough for allergy sufferers. Allergens make their way indoors and cause plenty of problems. How can you keep allergies at bay inside your home? That’s where the Venta Airwasher comes in. With no filters and Cold Evaporation technology, the Airwasher (like the name says) literally washes your air. Airborne particles down to 0.3 microns are trapped in the lower housing of the Airwasher unit and only pure, perfectly humidified air is released back into your room.

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How does this help those who suffer from allergies? The units collect irritants like pollen, dust and pet dander, leaving your air allergen-free. If allergies typically leave you with breathing troubles, itchy eyes, coughs and sniffling, you will almost without a doubt notice these symptoms lessening when you use the Airwasher in your home.

It’s amazing what clean and perfectly moisturized indoor air quality can do for an allergy sufferer. We are proud to share the following testimonials from some of our digital influencers who have found great success with using the Airwasher:

“Spring came and all the pollens that go along with it. My nemeses. To my amazement, I didn’t need to fill my prescription for antihistamine eye drops and I didn’t need to take allergy meds daily. On a couple of occasions I used some over the counter drops but it was like night and day to the year before. The same was true for last fall. I even turned down a paid offer to participate in a study for a trial allergy medicine–something I’d done frequently in the past, because I wasn’t experiencing enough symptoms to warrant the prescription.” –First Daze and Nightzzz

“Since we’ve had an Airwasher in our home I only give them (the boys) the allergy medication on days they really seem to need it and the scratching/sniffling has pretty much subsided. It’s amazing! I was surprised at how much better we slept after just a few days of using it and with the improvement in the boys’ allergies we were sold.” –Boys Ahoy

“Relevant to our home is that my hubby has both pollen and dust allergies. Consequently while we have had the Venta Airwasher-he is allergy free. Quite opposite from the past few years.” –What Meegan Makes

Have you used the Airwasher to lessen allergy symptoms during allergy season?