Helpful Tips on How to Reduce Allergens to Avoid Allergies into Your Homes
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Helpful Tips on How to Reduce Allergens to Avoid Allergies into Your Homes

Everyday we clean our house inside and out to keep us clean and prevent us from the onset of various diseases. But exposure to dust and air pollution even inside the house can trigger allergies. And these allergies may cause irritation to our eyes, nose and ears that may lead to infection.

There are actually several kinds of allergens from different sources. But first let me give you the origin and meaning of allergens. In simple terms, allergens are things that cause allergies. And these allergens are plenty that we must be cautious of.

First is, from the pets. Our pets that sleep in our bed are the most exposed to this kind of allergen. Why? This may trigger respiratory diseases particularly the children since they are the most vulnerable to this allergen. We sneeze because of the dander and the saliva. Dander is a dandruff-like scale that is shed off from your dog or cats skin into the air.

Second is, from the dust. Dust or dust mites from the fiber of our beddings, rugs and carpets, curtains especially since they are always hanged by the window which is exposed to polluted air and dust. Direct contact with these things inside our house and exposure for a few hours may cause irritation and infection.

Third is, from ragweed or pollen. This usually happens when you exercise in the open to do your outdoor daily activities. It can travel miles away through the wind and it enters our windows of our houses, doors, and even cars as well. It gets through the air filters of our air conditioners.

Finally, from bugs and molds like termites, cockroaches and other insect’s saliva, dead bodies which when inhaled by humans can also trigger allergies. A mold on the other hand, comes from bathrooms and basements, windows of our houses that are always close which causes humidity and dirt.

 Now, here are some tips that will help you reduce these allergens to avoid allergies in your homes.

  • Lessen various dust collectors like stuffed toys, dried flowers, and other decors that are prone to dust and dirt.
  • Do not use dry cloth to wipe off dust since it will only stir up mite allergens. Use damp rags or cloth to remove dust.
  • Make it a point to wash blankets, bed sheets, pillows and other bed paraphernalia once a week with hot water to kill dust mites.
  • If you do not have an air conditioner try using a dehumidifier to preserve the humidity to at least 50% of lower. Or better yet buy an exhaust fan or simply just open the windows for well ventilation since molds grow in bathrooms, laundry area, dark and warm places, attics and moldy areas.
  • Wash electric fans and air conditioners from time to time to avoid pollen from coming in.
  • While cleaning your house indoor or out put on your gloves or masks to prevent inhalation of allergens.
  • Even if how much you love your pet, always remember the dander that goes with it. So better to keep your loved pet out of your bed and bedroom. Animal dander stays for more than a year. Make sure to change curtains and carpets regularly.

In order to protect yourself and your family from excessive diseases brought by allergens, avoid exposure to them. This is to prevent you from getting allergies that may later develop like asthma. Minor symptoms may only appear and will not get you into financial headaches due to expensive medicines and the major side effects of these allergies.

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