Usually, the colder winter months provide allergy sufferers with welcome relief from the ills of ragweed and other allergens in the air during the Fall months. However, during winter, people tend to spend more time indoors. The increase in time spent indoors can lead to more exposure to allergens like dust mites, pet dander, cigarette smoke, gas fumes, and household sprays. All of these can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms.
_In an article released yesterday on the Business Week web site, writer Jennifer Thomas talks about some of the steps that you can take to help minimize the runny noses and itchy eyes that confound allergy sufferers in the winter.