Winter Allergies

Winter Allergies

Most adults are well-aware of springtime allergies, but did you know that individuals can suffer during the winter months as well? During the months of September through January, winter allergy symptoms can arise. If you are having difficulty managing the symptoms of winter allergies, talk to our team of professionals at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates regarding your needs. Our Crystal Lake and Elgin, Illinois, doctors are here to assist!

What are the common symptoms of winter allergies?

Many patients who come into our office with winter allergies often show symptoms of:

  • Congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Dry cough
  • Rash
  • Itching of the eyes, ears, and nose

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What treatment options are available for winter and seasonal allergies?

Our team of specialists at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates can provide a variety of treatments to help manage your winter allergies. Depending on the actual severity of your symptoms, we may recommend one or more of the following options:

  • Nasal sprays and drops. These medications reduce inflammation in the nasal passage and can provide relief from congestion, sneezing, and other allergy symptoms and are available over-the-counter or by prescription only
  • Antihistamines. These medications are taken orally or through a nasal spray to block the release of histamine, which is responsible for many of the allergy symptoms
  • Decongestants. Decongestants reduce inflammation in the sinus cavity and can be taken orally or in the form of a nasal spray
  • Immunotherapy. We may recommend immunotherapy if your winter allergies are especially severe; this therapy involves introducing minuscule amounts of allergens into the body to help build up a tolerance over time

Are you struggling with symptoms of winter allergies?

Whether you have a dry cough or are struggling with congestion, it is time to connect with a provider who can help you combat the symptoms of winter allergies!

Call Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates today at (847) 888-8802 to schedule an appointment at either of our locations in Crystal Lake or Elgin, IL.

We are here for you and can get you a proper diagnosis and effective treatment for common winter allergy symptoms!

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Meredith Cirrincione | Dr. Noga Askenazi

Haley Young is a board-certified physician assistant specializing in immunology and allergy with a comprehensive background in neurosurgery and dermatology. Holding a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Lincoln Memorial University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Aurora University, she brings a holistic approach to patient care. Haley Young is committed to treating the whole person—mind, body, and spirit, adeptly managing complex conditions like allergic rhinitis, food allergies, and asthma. She is a member of prestigious professional organizations and is dedicated to building trust with her patients, ensuring compassionate and comprehensive care.


Amy Schack, a distinguished board-certified Physician Associate, brings a wealth of expertise to patient care. Specializing in allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, and rashes, Amy is renowned for her commitment to excellence and compassionate approach. With a background in immediate care and orthopedics, she holds a Master's in Physician Assistant studies from Midwestern University and a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University. A member of esteemed professional associations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Amy Schack instills confidence, ensuring you can trust her unwavering dedication to your health and well-being.


Meredith Cirrincione is a board certified Physician Assistant and specializes in treating allergies, with a focus on asthma, rashes, environmental allergies, chemical and food allergies. She holds a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from The Chicago Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences. She is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She likes to approach things holistically. She is a strong patient advocate and adored by her patients. She enjoys singing, reading, cooking, and the great outdoors.


Dr. Noga Askenazi is a nationally recognized asthma and allergy specialist who is board certified in pediatric and adult allergy. Her areas of special interest are innovative treatment of rashes, sinusitis, food allergies, asthma and immune disorders. She was past President of the ISAAI (Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology), works on state and national committees for advancement of the allergy field and is a consultant for Advocate, Ascension Health, Northwestern amongst other health care systems. Her joy is helping patients reach their goals after together determining best treatments. Her staff and patients are a chosen family, and she invests in their happiness. She enjoys gardening, biking and cooking to good music.