Tips for Warding Off Winter Allergies

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Tips for Warding Off Winter Allergies
Mon, 11-26-2012 - 11:24am

Do you have winter allergies? Health Day News offers some tips to help you ward them off:

"The experts recommended several other ways to keep mold and dust allergies in check, including:

Turn on exhaust fans when taking a shower or cooking to reduce humidity and odors.
Use a HEPA vacuum on carpets to reduce pet allergens and remove dust mites.
Wash your hands after playing with pets.
Avoid touching your face to reduce exposure to winter viruses.
Wash sheets and pajamas in hot water (about 130 degrees) to kill dust mites.
Remove carpets, rugs and plants from your bedroom, and do not allow pets to enter. Try placing an allergenic barrier on your pillows and mattress.
Live Christmas trees should be sprayed with water before they are brought inside. Be sure to remove the dust from all other holiday decorations."MORE

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Mon, 11-26-2012 - 11:36am

Great tips... my dil suffers from allergies, so I'll certainly pass these along to her. Especially the one about spraying the live Christmas tree before brining it inside; that's one I never thought of, but it does make sense!