Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Winter Action Plan For Allergies

Winter is a time when you spend more time indoors. While the pollen allergy season maybe over, those with allergy to dust mite, mold and pet dander will need to be more cautious as spending more time indoor means greater exposure to these allergens as well.


Winter Action Plan For Allergies

1) Get rid of carpets, as they trap allergens like pet dander and dust mite. But if you must keep it, then see (2).

2) Vacuum more often with a HEPA vacuum cleaner. Here's a guide on choosing a good vacuum cleaner.

3) Don't sleep in the same room as your pets. These pet allergy tips should come in handy.

4) Use anti dust mite bedding covers. Here's a guide on how to choose a good anti dust mite bedding cover.

5) Clean the filters of your air-conditioning and heater.

6) Keep indoor humidity level between 30%-40% with a dehumidifier. The low humidity will help prevent the growth of dust mites and mold

7) Watch out for mold growing in the house, especially in the basement. You can either try these DIY methods for treating mold naturally or these allergen control products.

8) Remove excess humidity in the bathroom by turning on the exhaust fan after showering.