Allergy is something that is triggered by an irritant with no long-term cure. When it comes to them the best solution is to take precaution. Most of us have experienced ourselves, or have family members coughing, sneezing, wheezing and/or blowing their noses frequently. It is because of pesky little irritants which lurk everywhere – outdoors, in your car, in your office, in your house (literally everywhere).
About outdoor pollution, you probably can’t do much other than wearing a mask, but when it comes to your home, there is a lot that could be done to control allergens and make life comfortable.
Here is your Hunarshanas guide to help you with the task.
House Cleaning Strategies
- First Rule: No smoking inside home.
- Have clean air. Check the air filter on your air conditioning system every month and replace it with a clean one if needed.
- Keep the house cool. Avoid fans which stir up the dust. Use Air conditioning set at a comfortable temperature 22-26 Degrees.
- Ensure your home is well-ventilated. There is no substitute for fresh air. Open windows on both levels of your home, and at opposite ends, to create a good crosswind on breezy days.
- Maintain the upper hand over the ever-present dust by washing towels, rugs, bedding, decorative bed cushions, and lampshades. Invest in synthetic materials which are easy washable and easy to clean than thick furs and cloth.
- Stop eating in bed.
- Turn on exhaust fans while you cook in the kitchen and while you take a bath or shower, as well as for 15 minutes afterward.
- Stay clear of stuffed toys during the allergy season.
- Laptops and other electronic devices catch dust and lead to allergy flare-ups that can easily be prevented through cleaning.
- Flowers smell great but they can also wreak havoc on allergies. Stay clear strong fragrant flowers and air fresheners.
- Bath furry pets once a week to keep their shedding dander to a minimum.