Health Watch -- Fall Allergies
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Although crisp autumn air makes it tempting to open windows, Dr. Khan says it's better for allergy sufferers to keep windows closed and use the air conditioner to filter allergens out of the air. If you do yard work, wear a mask so you won't breathe in too many of those allergens. After spending time outdoors, you should take a shower before going to bed. Your hair acts like a magnet for pollen, and the pollen may transfer to your pillow, exposing you to pollen throughout the night.
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