For some reason, I seem to frequently sneeze while visiting my father's place. He seems to think it's a well-timed cold. I believe the mold collection in our basement that could rival a grade 9 science project is the culprit. However, nothing helps my puffy, itchy eyes quite like this mask. Not just for allergies. Works like magic on everything from the morning-after-New-Years bags to Paul-didn't-call-me-back swelling. Haven't tried it hot yet but works amazingly well cold.