Ask Away...: Allergy Issues: Minimizing Allergens In Your Home

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Allergy Issues: Minimizing Allergens In Your Home

Are you someone that feel that pressure in your nose? Is always wheezy, or gets nasty hives? Then you probably know what it is like to have allergies. They are caused when outside irritants set off your body's defense systems. The problem is is that your defense systems is a bit overzealous and the reaction it triggers is disproportionate to the threat. That is why you end up feeling awful over small things like a bit of pet hair, or pollen. If you suffer from allergies like this, to gain some relief you will want to minimize their presence in your home. Read on to find out how you can do this.


Air Filters


So the first thing you can do to reduce the number of allergens in your living space is to use HEPA air filters. These are devices that filter the air, removing allergens and dust so you will be breathing in alot less of the items that can cause a reaction in your body.


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Fewer allergens means your reactions will not be as bad, so it means your allergies will be a lot more manageable for you. Combine this with your medication and it may be that you can successfully keep your allergies under control for most fo the time.


You can get HEPA filter in air purifiers and even in vacuum bag form. They absorb the particles that trigger allergies in the air, so are an effective way of removing them from your living environment.


Hypo-Allergenic products


Another thing you can do if you want to reduce the number of allergens in your home is to use hypoallergenic products. These are products that they are most likely to not cause an allergic reaction.


You can buy all sorts of hypoallergenic products. They are particularly popular in the beauty and cosmetics field. As no one wants to run the risk of a nasty reaction when applying things direct to the skin.


But you can also get hypoallergenic items that extend far beyond this realm as well. For example, you can get hypoallergenic bedding which is designed to contain less allergens than normal bedding. But doesn't confuse it with ‘anti-allergy’ products as these are items that have been treated to prevent dust mites.


You can even get allergy free roof insulation! Which shows you just how important it is to consider the effect of even the hidden items in your home, on your health.


Pets


Another major trigger for allergies in the home is pets. This is particularly difficult one! If you have a well-loved family pet that is causing your allergies to flare up, it can lead you to an impossible choice! You no longer want to suffer, but you definitely didn't want to have to get rid of your beloved pet either, so the only option is usually medication.


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However, if you want a pet, and you know you have trouble with allergies beforehand, then consider a hypoallergenic breed. These are often short-haired or hairless animals that shed little dander into your living environment.









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