Allergy flare-ups due to indoor allergens

Spring is here and allergy flare-ups are often attributed to the allergens outside your front door. However, did you know that the same allergens are found on surfaces inside 75 million homes across America? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some of the most common indoor allergens include dust mites, mold and household pets.

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"Allergies are a year-round issue, yet prevention and removal of common household allergens are often overlooked in families' cleaning routines," says pediatrician Dr. Laura Jana, pediatrician and mother of three. "As peak allergy season arrives, there are a few simple steps that families with allergy sufferers can add to their spring cleaning routines to reduce allergens around the home to help alleviate allergy symptoms and help your family stay healthy."

  • Clear the Air - Prevent pollen from entering your home and settling on surfaces by keeping windows and doors closed during peak allergy season. Air filters are also considered useful for helping clear the air of lingering allergens triggers.
  • Wipe Down Surfaces - Be sure to frequently clean hard surfaces to get rid of dust mite debris in your home. You can also consider replacing carpets with hard wood floors.
  • Avoid Mold Spores - To help reduce mold: use an air conditioner in humid climates and avoid the use of humidifiers in dry climates. Also, run the bathroom fan or open the window when showering.
  • Wrap Things Up - Put fabric covers over common dust mite hideouts such as pillows, mattresses and sofa cushions and wash bedding often.
  • Reduce Pet Dander - Decrease your exposure to pet dander by keeping your pet out of your bedroom, since this is typically the room in which people spend a majority of their time.
  • Talk to Your Doctor - It is important to talk to your doctor about whether or not allergy testing, medications, and/or other measures are recommended.




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