When we talk about allergies, most people immediately think of outdoor pollens. Mountain Cedar, Ragweed, Elm, and all the other tree and weed pollens get the limelight much of the time! However, indoor allergens are often worse. They can be problematic year-round and, since they’re in your home, they’re harder to avoid than outdoor allergens. Let’s look at a few solutions for how to manage indoor allergens.
Dust mites are microscopic and live in our furniture, carpeting, bedding and plush toys. They feed off of dead skins cells shed by our bodies. They enjoy a warm and humid environment. To combat dust mites try the following suggestions:
Proteins found on our pets’ fur, skin, and saliva can trigger allergy symptoms in many adults and children. To protect against pet dander allergens you can:
Spores released by mold and fungi into the air in your home can cause an allergic reaction. This can happen year round, unfortunately. Areas particularly prone to mold issues are the bathroom and kitchen and any place prone to dampness, like a basement. To reduce mold spores in your home you can:
For more help with your indoor allergies, contact our office! Dr. Hallett is here to help!