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Allergic to winter?

jessmarimba2011-01-28 00:25:54 +0000 #1
Similar to the allergy symptoms but no allergy thread, but not quite it.

Last winter and this winter (essentially, since I've moved to the incredibly dry state of Colorado) I have spent all winter breathing through my mouth when I sleep and waking up incredibly stuffed up. This is going to sound gross, but it's not just snot - I blow my nose in the morning and a ridiculous amount of blood seems to have built up in my sinuses overnight. I eventually end up with sinus infections, but until that happens I can breathe fine during the day.

Is this something that a humidifier in the bedroom would help?
ny biker2011-01-28 00:37:30 +0000 #2
It probably would not hurt, if but if there's that much blood, you should probably check with a doctor.

Also a saline nose spray like Ayr might help.
NbyNW2011-01-28 01:11:39 +0000 #3
I would probably check with a doctor about that much blood.

A humidifier or neti pot might help.

Also I find it helps if I launder my quilts and blankets once or twice a season. And vacuum frequently. I stopped storing stuff under my bed to make it easier to get under there with a vacuum.
Owlie2011-01-28 01:03:24 +0000 #4
A humidifier might help. Drink more water too.
Becky2011-01-28 00:58:13 +0000 #5
Definitely try a neti pot or other sinus irrigation device.
OakLeaf2011-01-28 01:59:21 +0000 #6
y'know what works as well as a humidifier, and saves energy and money TWO ways? One of those old-fashioned accordion clothes drying racks.

Or two or three, if you have a large washer and/or a large family.

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