According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, about 50 million people suffer from some types of allergies. We can’t change nature, but we can at least try to prevent it from making us too miserable.
Take care of the ventilation system, since it is the most important part in your home. Keep it dust free to filter out allergens. Change your furnace filter often, and use ceiling fans to keep moisture from molding.
Foods such as eggs, peanuts, and seafood are commonly known to cause allergic reaction. Children are generally allergic to eggs and peanuts, while adults are usually allergic to seafood.
Pets’ saliva and dander, not fur, cause most pet allergies. When your pet licks himself, the protein in saliva sticks to the fur, and then floats into your nose or lung, caused an allergic reaction.
Grooming or bathing your pet every month can keep allergens to a minimum.
Keep your windows closed during peak allergy season can keep pollen from coming in. The highest pollen count is from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
If possible, change draperies, and blinds to window shades since they are easier to clean.
Your bed is a haven for microscopic dust mites. Wash bedding in hot water to kill these little insects. The hot water temperature should be at 130 degrees for it to work.
Latex gloves contain sap in the rubber tree causes allergic reaction to some people. Make sure the products have no latex in them including condoms and clothing.
Penicillin is a common type of drug allergy, and has quite a severe reaction.
If you are allergic to penicillin, make sure you wear a medical bracelet or necklace alert.
- Basement bathroom usually collects moisture and form molds, so keep them dry and clean.
- Fix leaks, drippings, and cracks around windows, tub, and sink.
- Mix bleach and water to clean up molds.