14 tips To Allergy-Proof Your Environment

If your child is reactive to environmental allergens such as pollen, dust and animal fur; implementing a few simple strategies at home can significantly reduce their symptoms. While avoiding environmental triggers entirely can be difficult, limiting their exposure to airborne particles while avoiding food triggers will help the immune system to rest and is important when improving your immune tolerance threshold.

Tips to reduce exposure to environmental triggers

1. Encase pillows and mattresses in dust mite proof covers.

2. Invest in hypoallergenic bedding.

3. Wash your bedding at least once a week in heated water (over 54 degrees) with nonallergenic detergents.

4. Vacuum once or twice a week using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter.

5. Wear a facemask when sweeping, vacuuming, mowing or dusting, to limit your exposure to inhaled allergens that may be stirred up.

6. Close windows during pollen season and wind up car windows when driving.

7. Wet dust to help reduce inhaled dust that has been stirred up.

8. Filter the air in the house – cover air conditioning vents with cheesecloth or a HEPA filter to help trap allergens.

9. Install dehumidifiers to keep the humidity below 50% to help prevent mould growth.

10. Avoid areas where mould can collect.

11. Limit the number of rugs in your home to reduce dust and mould. Make sure you clean and air any rugs you do have regularly.

12. If you have pets, consider keeping them outside.

13. Avoid smoking and smokers.

14. Use the exhaust fan over your stove to reduce exposure to cooking fumes.

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