Try to eliminate or limit the presence of allergy aggravators, which may make sufferers feel worse. Perfumes, aerosol sprays, fumes, humidity, tobacco smoke and wood smoke fall into this category.
Ridding skin and hair of pollen and other allergens by showering before bed is essential. Keep the house pollen-free by closing doors and windows as well as using air conditioning.
Make your home a less-than-ideal environment for mold by cleaning shower curtains, bathroom walls and windows frequently. Be sure to vent the bathroom using an exhaust fan after each shower. Toss houseplants, dehumidify basement areas and use mold-proof paint. Eliminate any existing mold with a bleach-based cleaner.
Unfortunately, allergy sufferers may get into quite a dilemma where pets are concerned. Pets may have to leave the home or be kept outside. Some dogs, such as labradoodles, are more easily tolerated by those with allergies; however, keep in mind that even these breeds bring dander and pollens into the house from outside. If you wish to keep a pet, be sure to wash it frequently and keep it out of the bedroom.
Easier said than done... But dust mites lurk in carpets, bedding, drapes and feather pillows. They also thrive in damp environments, so keep humidity low. Here are some tricks to deal with domestic dust:
While completely eliminating allergy triggers is impossible, using the above tips will reduce allergens in the home environment significantly.
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