Staying inside to keep away from the cold? what about winter allergies?

Posted on: 8:58 am, December 27, 2013, by and

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Spending more time at home during the winter months can be hard on people who suffer from mold, dust or pet allergies.

But, allergists have some simple tips to limit your exposure to these indoor triggers.

Use exhaust fans and dehumidifiers to keep your indoor humidity level between 30 and 40 percent to prevent mold growth, which can cause asthma attacks and breathing problems.

Also, be sure that Christmas tree and decorations are mold free, before bringing them inside.

To discard the mold, just spray them and remove the dust.

To ward off dust mites, keep carpets clean, floors mopped and regularly wash bed linens and pajamas in hot water.

Experts also recommend upgrading to high efficiency furnace filters, which captures 30-times more allergens.