Do people experience extremely dried eyes and swollen nose when going to certain libraries?

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I'm fairly young person with dried eyes and I enjoy reading books at libraries.

Problem is, there are libraries that ruins my concentration by worsening my eye dryness and nose breathing. 

There are libraries that I can read books at for even longer than 10 hours, but some libraries cause the condition I described after 5~10 minutes of being there.

I'm not quite familiar with science and I was wondering why this is the case? Is this something to do with poor designing of the building or conditioning the temperature and humidity?

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    Hello Jim, as soon as I saw your headline, I immediately thought of air conditioning & then reading your post confirms to me, that it is the air con.

    Years ago, I used to work in a secure environment & because of this, we had air con but we also had to have a humidifier because the air con dries the atmosphere so much.

    You need to drink plenty of water & use lubricating eye drops for your eyes.  You can use generic drops, you don't have to spend a lot on branded ones.

    Are you in the UK?


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    Hi Jim

    The air conditioning can vary depending on how well the system is mainteined. There is a condition called Sick Buidling Syndrome.

    Meanwhile protect your eyes but only after seeking eye medical advice.


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