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Six Things You Can Do Around The House To Reduce The Severity Of Allergic Reactions

by Carla Hudson

If you experience severe allergic reactions—especially during the springtime—you may be able to alleviate or prevent them by making some changes in your housekeeping habits.

Neglecting regular housekeeping could allow a wide variety of allergens to build up in your home and give you problems at any time of the year. The following are six things you can do around the house to reduce the severity of allergic reactions in your household.

Regularly dust hard surfaces

Dust on surfaces in your home will easily get into the air and could irritate the sinuses of members of your household. 

You should dust the surfaces of dressers, cabinets, and countertops. You should also mop up hardwood, tile, or any other hard floor surface to remove dust. 

Pay attention to the pollen count and close windows when it gets high

If you leave windows open on days with a high pollen count, you're probably going to find that your allergic reactions are more severe. Also, you should especially avoid running a fan with windows open because this can draw large amounts of pollen into your home's interior. 

Wash your bedsheets in hot water frequently

Washing your bedsheets in hot water is important because hot water will kill dust mites. Dust mites are responsible for a large portion of allergic responses in a home, so keeping them at bay is important for preventing allergies. 

Don't allow pets up on furniture

If you have pets, it's important to understand that they can be responsible for exposing you to a lot of allergens if you're not careful. Pollen can easily get on the fur of a dog or cat. This pollen will be put close to your face and will be easily breathed in if pets are then allowed up on the furniture after being outside. You can prevent allergen exposure from pets by not allowing pets up onto your furniture and into your bed. 

Vacuum carpets

You can get dust out of your carpets by regularly vacuuming them. Make sure that you're emptying your vacuum bag out in your garage or outside to prevent dust from getting in interior air as you're emptying it from your vacuum bag.

Replace HVAC filters frequently

How clean your air filters are has a big impact on how efficiently your HVAC equipment works. Air filter cleanliness also has a big impact on the interior air quality in your home. 

You should inspect your air filters regularly and always have some extra air filters on hand to change them as necessary. 

For more information on protecting yourself from allergies, contact your doctor.