Struggling With Winter Allergies
December 22, 2009, 5:01 PM
Spring and summer are not the only seasons that can bring misery to allergy sufferers. For some people, this time of year can also be a struggle.
While we talk about allergy season when there's a lot of pollen outside, the winter is nothing to sneeze at. Dust, mold and pets can make things unbearable.
A Christmas tree could also be a big culprit for all that itching and sneezing. Ornaments are often dusty and within days, trees will send mold spores into the air.
"As the Christmas tree decays, you're going to get a higher concentration of mold released by that Christmas tree into the home," Dr. Sebastian Lighvani said.
Even without a tree, allergies can flare when everyone spends more time inside. But there are some things you can do. Humidity is a breeding ground for mold and mites. So use a de-humidifier, and an exhaust fan in the kitchen and bathroom.
And because of the colder weather, your pets may be indoors more. So if you have them, keep them and their dander out of the bedroom.
© 2009 KELOLAND TV. All Rights Reserved.
4/22/2015 9:39 AM
The South Dakota Highway Patrol said a Concrete Materials truck left the road for unknown reasons.
4/27/2015 6:45 AM
The plane carrying the pilot and three cattlemen returning from Hereford, Texas to Gettysburg crashed one year ago today.
4/24/2015 11:30 AM
Loren Anthony is one of nearly a dozen actors who walked off Adam Sandler's "Ridiculous Six" movie set on Thursday, which is filming in ...
4/21/2015 9:52 AM
Across Instagram and Twitter, users are posting photos of puffed up lips after sucking on the end of bottles.
4/27/2015 11:16 AM
After searching the vehicle, police found a backpack with 41.9 grams of marijuana with bags, scales, 2 pills of Hydrocodone, and a bottle of alcohol.