3 Tips to Remain Allergy Free Indoors

January 11, 2013

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Allergy Free Indoors

Allergy Free Indoors

Whether you are indoors or outdoors, escaping allergens may seem like a futile mission, but with a few tips and tricks, you can lessen your level of exposure and heighten your comfort.

This article will focus on three things you can do to keep the inside of your home free of allergens.

1. Prevent What’s Outside from Coming In

We are specifically referring to pollen in this case. You can keep track of high pollen days in your area via your local radio, TV or the internet. Keep your windows closed on those days when the forecast predicts high pollen counts. You can also turn on your AC on warm days and allow it to run for a while instead of opening your windows. Open the windows when the high pollen period has passed.

If you have to go outside during high pollen days, remove the clothes you wear and do not introduce pollen into the house. Take a shower and place your clothes in the washer and wash them right away. Keeping your windows closed on dry and windy days will also help to keep out not only pollen, but all airborne allergens.

2. Use an Effective Filtration System for Your Furnace

A defective filtration system can undo all your efforts to keep your house allergy free. Take the necessary measures to improve your furnace filtration system. This includes purchasing one that is effective. Many of the ones found in homes are really useless. Purchase a filter that will effectively prevent the circulation of any finer particulate matter in your home. Your options range from the more expensive Hepa system to a more affordable electronic air filter system. Purchase something that is within your budget range, but one that will get the job done.

Create a little schedule for changing your filters because they should be changed regularly. Some people use the turn of the seasons as a schedule reminder so they change their filters every four months. If there are any renovations taking place in your home, you may want to change them even more frequently.

3. Get Rid of Dust

A dusty home is the perfect haven for dust mites, which are the most common trigger agent for asthma related allergy symptoms. You will need to exercise some level of caution when dusting, as you may end up disturbing the dust and cause it to start circulating in the air in greater quantities. The ideal way to prevent this is to use a damp cloth to remove the dust. This makes perfect sense, as simply using a dry dust cloth or other dusting implement will only cause the dust to circulate and resettle in other areas. The damp cloth will catch and hold the particles so you can wash them away. It may also be best for you to wear a mask while carrying out dusting activities. Remove, dust, wash and vacuum anything in the home that will attract dust. Use dust-mite proof encasing for your bed and pillows.

As a bit of bonus information, those who are allergic to mold can use a dehumidifier to help stop the growth of the allergen. The tips that were shared in this piece are very simple and inexpensive everyday measures that can make all the difference to your comfort. Consider implementing them as a part of your allergy fighting strategy.

Neil Chrysler has suffered from dust, pet and pollen allergies since childhood and has taken it upon himself to do some independent research on the subject. He likes to share his insights and tips on a range of health blogs. Visit Benadryl Canada for more help and information.

3 Tips to Remain Allergy Free Indoors

 


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