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10 tips for easing the agony of winter allergies

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When the doors and windows close tight against the cold winds of winter, those with pollen allergies may finally breathe a deep sigh of relief, but for sufferers of the indoor variety, their pain is just beginning.

If someone in your household is allegic to dust mites, mold or pet dander, Dr. William Reisacher, director of The Allergy Center in the Department of Otolaryngology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Dr. Rachel Miller, director of allergy and immunology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital have some simple advice to make this season more merry all around.

• Turn on the exhaust fan when showering or cooking to remove excess humidity and odors.

• Clean your carpets with a HEPA vacuum to decrease dust mites and pet allergen levels.

• Wash your hands after playing with the family pet and avoid touching your face to decrease exposure to common winter viruses.

Full story at Newswise.

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