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Health Tip: Help Stifle Allergies

Health Tip: Help Stifle Allergies

03/22/13

(HealthDay News) -- A thorough cleaning of common living areas can help reduce allergens in the home, improving allergy symptoms.

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology offers these suggestions:

  • Use dust-proof covers on mattresses, box springs and pillows; wash all linens each week in hot water that is at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Vacuum carpets at least once weekly; make sure your vacuum cleaner has a HEPA or small-particle filter. Your central heat and air systems also should have filters that are changed monthly.
  • Mop hardwood floors and wash any rugs each week; wash curtains each season.
  • Run the air conditioner and keep windows closed when pollen counts are high. Use a diluted bleach solution (wear a mask) to clean mold and condensation from window sills and frames.
  • Use plastic bins in which to store toys, games and stuffed animals.
  • Keep humidity in your home at no more than 50 percent, and keep the temperature no higher than 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Control rodent and insect infestations.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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