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.
Understanding the Symptoms of Allergies
Learn about the symptoms of allergies and when to seek emergency care.
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.
Winter Allergy Tips
Helpful tips for surviving the winter allergy season. Allergy triggers may lurk where you least expect.
Understanding Treatment of Allergies
Get the basics on treatment of allergies from the experts at WebMD.
Hidden Allergy Triggers
Mold, mites, and pet dander lurk where you'd never suspect.
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.
The Athlete's Guide to Exercise-Induced Asthma: How to Control Symptoms of Exercise-Induced Asthma
Just what is exercise-induced asthma, why does it happen, and how can it be managed? WebMD consulted the experts to find out the answers to these questions, as well as tips for controlling symptoms of exercise-induced asthma -- whether you're a casual athlete or a superstar.
Breathe Easy: Winter Asthma Advice
People with asthma need extra TLC during cold and flu season. WebMD goes to the experts for advice on staying healthy throughout the winter.
Slideshows & Images
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.
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.
How to Get Allergy Relief at Home
Get tips for things you can do in your house to ease the sneezing and itchy eyes that are brought on by hay fever.
Signs Your Allergies Are Out of Control
See these surprising allergy symptoms and learn how to get relief. Find solutions for sneezing, congestion, itchy and watery eyes, and more.
Cold vs Allergies. Do You Know the Difference?
Do you have a cold or allergies? Take this quiz and find out.
Do You Know the Facts About Allergies?
Allergies can range from mildly annoying to life-threatening. Take this quiz to test your allergy IQ.
Plagued by Pollen
Test your knowledge with this WebMD quiz about the causes of and relief from seasonal allergies.