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I think I am allergic to old books. They give me sneezes and watery eyes. What can I do?
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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Mold allergy
I would guess that you are sensitive to mold.
You can avoid old books or get treatment for allergies.

In brief: Mold allergy
I would guess that you are sensitive to mold.
You can avoid old books or get treatment for allergies.
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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Dr. Allen Fein
or perhaps sensitive to paper dust..? Great time to buy an eReader like Nook or Kindle!
Dr. Joshua Davidson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Get help!
It's probably not the books themselves, but the dust they carry.
House dust is typically a combination of dust mites, pet dander (if pets are in the home), and old skin cells. Allergy skin testing can determine your allergies, and medications like antihistamines or nasal sprays can really make you more comfortable as well.

In brief: Get help!
It's probably not the books themselves, but the dust they carry.
House dust is typically a combination of dust mites, pet dander (if pets are in the home), and old skin cells. Allergy skin testing can determine your allergies, and medications like antihistamines or nasal sprays can really make you more comfortable as well.
Dr. Joshua Davidson
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