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Winter may not provide allergy relief

Many people who are plagued by allergies welcome the arrival of winter. Although colder temperatures may cause some discomfort, it is a small price to pay to find relief from itchy, watery eyes, congestion and other annoyances. 

However, those who look forward to winter for a break from allergies may have to deal with some unforeseen issues during this upcoming season. A wet summer - filled with both rain and humidity - may have contributed to mold buildup in homes around the country. In many cases, it is difficult to find these growths, which can often leave them alone to grow and infiltrate a home. 

"If you have an allergy that never ends when the seasons change, you may be allergic to the spores of molds or other fungi," the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America wrote on its website. "Mold lives everywhere, and disturbing a mold source can disperse the spores into the air. Inhaling the spores causes allergic reactions in some people." 

To breathe easier at all times of the year, consider investing in a medical-grade home air purifier like the IQAir HealthPro Plus. This device can clear the air of a wide variety of irritants, creating a more comfortable indoor environment.