HOW TO MANAGE THE
3 MOST COMMON
CAUSES OF INDOOR
Effectively managing your indoor allergies is possible. Learn about the most common indoor allergens and how to keep them at bay.
Pet dander, dust mites and mold spores: These common indoor allergens can cause runny or itchy nose, sneezing or nasal congestion and can make you feel miserable. Managing your allergies is an ongoing process that involves regular cleaning and adjusting your routine. By making small, consistent changes, you can keep indoor allergies from getting in the way of your day.
Tips for Managing Pet Allergies
- While truly hypoallergenic dog and cat breeds don’t exist, consider a dog or cat breed that may cause fewer allergy symptoms.
- Dust and vacuum weekly to reduce pet dander.
- Consider furless pets like fish, reptiles or birds.
- Designate pet-free areas in your home (like the bedroom).
- Bathe and brush your pet regularly to remove the dry, dead skin that becomes dander.
- Establish a house rule to wash hands thoroughly after handling a pet.
Tips for Managing Dust Allergies
- Wash bedding weekly in hot water.
- Wash plush toys regularly.
- Consider using an allergen-proof mattress and pillow covers.
- Dust and vacuum regularly to reduce dust mites.
Tips for Managing Mold Allergies
- Use a squeegee to wipe away water after showering or bathing.
- Fix all leaks and other causes of damp areas.
- Run a dehumidifier to keep humidity below 50%.
- DerSarkissian C, MD. “What to Do if You Suspect an Indoor Allergy.” WebMD. November 2020. Accessed October 10, 2021. https://www.webmd.com/allergies/suspect-indoor-allergy.
- Kulkarni R, MD, Hale KL, MS, PA-C. “Indoor Allergens.” eMedicineHealth. January 2022. Accessed April 28, 2022. https://www.emedicinehealth.com/indoor_allergens/article_em.htm.
- “Allergy-proof your home.” Mayo Clinic. November 2020. Accessed October 10, 2021. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/allergies/in-depth/allergy/art-20049365.
STILL SUFFERING FROM INDOOR ALLERGIES?
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