* Allergy season varies for different people
* If you suffer from hay fever or asthma, you know allergies are a year-round battle
* You can’t control outdoor allergies, but you can manage indoor allergens in your home
Spring is the season commonly linked to worsened allergies, but if you actually suffer from chronic allergies or allergic asthma, you know that the fall can be equally as tough on your symptoms, depending what you’re allergic to and where you live.
But while pollen content and blooming flowers are pretty much out of your control, indoor allergens like dust, mold, and pet dander are things that you can proactively manage in your household.
Here are the best ways to get rid of sneeze-inducing allergens that are probably looming in your home.
1. Shower Filter
You may surprised to hear that water-based allergens and chemicals like chlorine can worsen symptoms for allergy and asthma sufferers by irritating the respiratory tract. This handheld shower filter helps to purify water using a triple purification system.[caption id="attachment_73036" align="aligncenter" width="625"] Image courtesy of Amazon[/caption]
2. Anti-Allergen Spray
Another approach to controlling allergens in your home is incorporating an anti-allergen spray into your current cleaning routine. This spray kill dust mites, pollen, and other sneeze-inducing substances on contact and lasts for approximately 90 days. Safe for use on furniture, linens, and clothing.
3. Allergy Control Laundry Detergent
Allergens like pollen and pet dander can cling to clothing exacerbating symptoms long after initial exposure. While washing your clothes and bedding with normal detergent is a must, it’s a good idea to use a detergent that’s designed to target these aggravators. This detergent contains an additive called Acaril that kills dust mites. Plus, it’s gentle enough for dedicates and able to treat stains.[caption id="attachment_73039" align="aligncenter" width="522"] Image courtesy of Amazon[/caption]
4. Mold Detection Test
Mold, mildew and other types of fungi are common indoor allergens that can manifest in your home and cause some serious side effects. Usually found in bathroom, kitchen, and other damp areas in the home, molds can worsen existing symptoms hay fever symptoms, in addition to causing their own. If you think you may have mold growth, this in-home test can confirm if that’s why you’ve been more congested lately, or if you need to look elsewhere for the culprit.
5. Allergy-Proof Bedding
This mattress protector is designed with antimicrobial fabric, functioning as a barrier that blocks dust mites, pollen and pet dander. Dust mites love to cling to bedding, mattresses, and headboards, so protecting your bedding with allergy-proof linens is an important step for reducing allergens in your home. This mattress pad has zippered design also allows for easy cleaning.
6. Air Purifier
Air purifiers work to reduce airborne allergens in the home by collecting and trapping troublesome particles floating in the air. This one is powered with both a HEPA filter and also equipped with UV-C technology and odor-busting charcoal. While the technology behind UV-based filters is inconclusive, reviews for this product seem pleased with its efficacy for smaller spaces. Thanks to the antibacterial properties of UV-C tech (kills bacteria and viruses like e.Coli and rhinovirus), it’s also a great filter to have on hand for the upcoming cold and flu season.
7. Anti-Allergy Vacuum Cleaners
To make sure your home stays sneeze-proof, it’s recommended that you thoroughly vacuum at least once a week. While a traditional vacuum cleaner will work, it’s best to use one that contains a HEPA filter to reap its full benefits. This vacuum contains a removable HEPA filter, making it east to rinse off after use, and eliminating the need to buy replacement filters.
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