HYDERABAD: Most of us don’t associate winter with allergies. But for the allergy sufferer, while summers are cruel, winter isn’t any kind. The foremost problem with winter allergies is that cold-weather lifestyle can turn a simple allergic reaction into something worse, and you often find yourself sniffling, with eyes watering, face flushed and severe sneezing fits. Moreover, people turn up the heaters, which makes the indoor air even drier, which leads to dry nose and skin irritation. It also increases the risk of contracting a secondary viral infection. For those suffering from frequent allergies, you can follow these simple precautionary measures to combat winter allergies and minimize indoor allergies exposure.