Those with seasonal allergies might breathe a sigh of relief when the grass and trees go dormant for the season. But unfortunately, colder weather does not spell relief for everyone.
Allergist Sandra Hong, MD, says being cooped up in the house can actually make matters worse for people with indoor allergies for three main reasons:
“Dust mites can actually end up being in your pillows, your mattress, your box-springs, your carpeting,” Dr. Hong says. “And if you have a humidifier going at greater than 50 percent humidity, that will actually make dust mites grow faster so you’ll have a lot more of them.”
Allergy Therapeutics (LON:AGY) is an international commercial biotechnology group focused on the treatment and diagnosis of allergic disorders, including immunotherapy vaccines that have the potential to cure disease. The Group sells proprietary and third-party products from its subsidiaries in nine major European countries and via distribution agreements in an additional fourteen countries. Its broad pipeline of products in clinical development include vaccines for grass, tree and house dust mite, and peanut allergy vaccine in pre-clinical development. Adjuvant systems to boost performance of vaccines outside allergy are also in development.