Just when you think it’s safe to take a breath, hold that thought because winter allergies are about to kick in. Once you turn on the furnace, you start stirring up a whole lot of allergens like mold, pollen, and dust mites—which trigger sneezing, stuffy noses, and irritated eyes. But it’s not just turning on your furnace that can trigger winter sniffles, wheezes, and itches. Dust mites are major indoor allergens, too—and they love to sleep in your bed!
So keep your allergy meds handy and try these timely tips:
Lots of folks come down with colds this time of year, too. So how can you tell if you’re dealing with an allergy attack or a common cold? One clue is the color of the mucus you’re sneezing and coughing up. When you have a cold, which is caused by an infection, mucus is usually on the thick side and has a yellow or greenish color. With allergies, secretions are usually clear or colorless.
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