Health Tip: Using a Humidifier?
(HealthDay News) -- Running a humidifier during the dry months may help moisturize sinus passages, but it can cause problems for those with allergies.
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology suggests how to minimize allergy symptoms during humidifier use:
Talk to your allergist about using a humidifier to see if it would be beneficial.
Make sure the humidity level stays between 30 percent and 45 percent.
Regularly clean and change the filter on your humidifier. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for how to do so.
Fill your humidifier with distilled water to help limit bacteria growth and the formation of a white dust that may aggravate allergies.