I have a little trouble with this. It is definitely the dry air put out by the stove. I get itchy at times. Also some nasal stuffiness. Use some lotion and definitely by a good quality (Holmes) humidifier. The cool mist helps me tremendously. Also, get a humidity gauge (any cheapy will do)to tell you when your air is in the uncomfortable range. Mine came with the humidifier ( a small one to sit on a shelf and also the humidifier has a digital one) built in. This should help. Enjoy your stove.