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Allergies appear in the winter, pet dander and dust mites

Those that suffer from allergies do not get much of a break during the winter.

Normally, you hear of allergies in the spring when the culprits are tree pollens, but in the winter there are indoor allergens like dust mites and pet dander.

Regardless of the trigger, the symptoms and the treatments are still the same, however, covering up seems to be the best plan for dust mites.

“Covers on the mattress, pillow, box spring, are available online, in all of the linen type stores, and can really make a difference if you're allergic to the dust mites. Washing in hot water also helps,” said Dr. Kathleen Sheerin of the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic.

As for pet allergies, Dr. Sheerin advises pet owners to keep their four-legged family members off furniture and wash them often.

If those methods do not work, there is also medication for allergy sufferers to take.

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