Discusses ways to avoid indoor allergy triggers. Covers common indoor allergens such as dust mites and pet dander. Covers reasons to avoid them. Offers cleaning tips to reduce allergens in the home.
Allergies: Avoiding Indoor Triggers
Allergic rhinitis causes symptoms like sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose.
But you can control these symptoms with medicine and by avoiding the
things that cause them (allergens). If you are allergic to
indoor allergens, such as
animal dander, and mold, you can take some simple
steps to get them out of your house.
By doing these things,
you may have fewer symptoms or less severe symptoms.
First, work with your doctor to find out what you're allergic to. When you know what triggers your allergies, you can take steps to control those allergens in your home.
allergens inside your home, you can:
Remove items where allergens build up, such as
stuffed animals or rugs.
Use regular cleaning and housekeeping to
prevent allergens from building up.
Control dust and dust mites, such
as dusting regularly and washing bed linens in hot water. Dust contains most of
the allergens in your home.
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