Winter allergies making people feel miserable

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(KPLC) – The winter season brings a break for many allergy sufferers who dread the effects of pollen, but there are other allergens specific to winter months that can make people feel pretty miserable.

Lindsay Mattingly was never an allergy sufferer until three years ago, when allergies hit her, they hit hard.

“I didn’t know it was allergies at first,” said Lindsay, “Stuffy nose, congested sinuses, post-nasal drip was the first sign. I’d get a sore throat and then it would settle down in my chest, I’d get a cough and it would last anywhere from two to three weeks.”

Those symptoms first arrived in the colder months, making Lindsay think it was a cold or winter funk that goes around each year.

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