Spring may be notorious to the pollen-afflicted everywhere, but the winter season is laden with its own issues for those who suffer from allergies.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) came up with a few tips on how to keep the sniffles to a minimum this season when you're cozying up to the heat inside.
"Keep pets and their dander out, and encase mattresses and pillows with dust mite-proof covers. Limit curtains - use blinds that can be washed instead," said ACAAI former president Dr. Myron Zitt.
Housekeeping should be regularly maintained, recommends the College, which also suggests using a vacuum with a HEPA filter. Mold can be controlled by using fans or opening windows in high-moisture areas such as the bathroom and kitchen. Humidity should generally be kept below 55 percent and furnaces should be equipped with an efficient filter, which you should change every three months, HealthDay News reports.
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