Winter Allergies Directory
Winter allergies can mimic colds -- with symptoms such as runny nose, itchy eyes, and itchy throat. But symptoms tend to persist for weeks, and winter allergies don't produce chills and body aches. People with warm-weather allergies tend to have cold-weather allergies, too, but when indoors with the windows closed, exposure to mold and mildew and pet dander intensifies. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about winter allergies, their cause, symptoms, treatment, and much more.
Winter Allergy Tips
Helpful tips for surviving the winter allergy season. Allergy triggers may lurk where you least expect.
Understanding Allergies -- the Basics
An allergy is an abnormal reaction by your immune system to a substance that is usually not harmful. WebMD explains the process.
Allergy and Asthma Statistics
How many people are allergic to ragweed pollen, cat dander, food? How many people have asthma? WebMD gives you a quick rundown of some of the most important allergy and asthma statistics.
Allergies Glossary of Terms
WebMD provides definitions of allergy terms to help you understand your condition.
Holiday Asthma Triggers for Kids
Dusty decorations, live trees laden with last summer’s mold and pollen, a surprise new kitten or puppy on Christmas morning are a cornucopia of asthma triggers for children.
Winter Allergies: What's Your Risk?
Think allergies go away in the winter? Think again. Here are the top winter allergy triggers -- and treatments.
Allergies During the Holidays
Are holiday allergies keeping you on the sidelines? Take control of your symptoms with these quick tips.
How to Have a Green Christmas
Eco-friendly strategies for making the holidays healthier for you -- and the planet.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Winter Skin Hazards
Winter can bring chapped lips, dry skin, and cracked heels -- even frostbite. Use this slideshow to identify top winter threats to your skin and what you can do about them.
Slideshow: Nasal Irrigation: Relief for Colds & Allergy Symptoms
Clogged sinuses and congestion bothering you? Nasal irrigation can relieve sinus symptoms associated with colds and allergies. Learn how to do nasal irrigation with this visual guide.
Slideshow: Allergy Myths and Facts
If you have allergies, should you move to the desert? Will honey help? Find the answers to some popular allergy myths.
Slideshow: How to be Prepared for Severe Allergies at School
Find out how to go back to school with serious allergies. See how to minimize allergens, how to safely keep epinephrine at school, and more.
Quiz: Plagued by Pollen
Test your knowledge with this WebMD quiz about the causes of and relief from seasonal allergies.
Cold & Allergy Quiz: Do You Know the Difference?
Do you have a cold or allergies? Take this quiz and find out.
Quiz: Do You Know the Facts About Allergies?
Allergies can range from mildly annoying to life-threatening. Take this quiz to test your allergy IQ.