There's nothing quite like walking out the door in the morning and being greeted with a wind gust that feels like below zero on your face. But there are other problems that a Jersey Shore winter brings.

There's this awful flu season that is still going strong throughout New Jersey, and it's a dangerous one, so everyone is trying to avoid it. The more you think about the flu, the more you notice that it seems like everybody around you is coughing, sneezing or blowing their nose. And you feel like they're pointing it all right at you.

But there are other things that affect us too. I know a lot of people who are suffering from indoor allergies. Think about it. The windows are shut tight and you are spending as much time as physically possible indoors, trying to avoid the frozen tundra that is the Jersey Shore recently. And then the allergies strike.

And then there's all the dry air around us as we stay as close to heat as possible, and that of course has many people dealing with dry skin and itching their way throught this winter.

Let me throw this one in. Meteorologists are saying that, even including this week, this January hasn't been below average temperature-wise. Really?? Tell that to our flu, allergies and dry skin!