Dust Allergy Options
Don't Just Sweep It Under the Rug
No matter how often you
sweep, how thoroughly you mop, and how many air filters you have,
avoiding the symptoms of your dust allergy can seem almost impossible.
This is especially true if you prefer not to use over-the-counter
or prescription allergy medication. Thankfully, there are several
steps you can take to naturally address your dust allergy.
Some options include:
Thoroughly clean your home – for people
without allergies, a simple sweep of the floor may suffice,
but for those with allergies, a small pile of dust can mean
a big pile of tissues. The easiest solution is to invest in
an especially efficient vacuum cleaner, preferably with a HEPA
filter. Older models may suck up dust, but they can also spew
it out the sides, letting it settle unnoticed. Take the time
to do a complete cleaning of your home. Once this is done, it
will be much easier to maintain. In addition, wearing an N95
mask while cleaning will help protect you from the dust that
is inevitably stirred up by moving furniture.
Consider getting a HEPA air filter –
designed to capture extremely small particles, HEPA filters
can significantly reduce the particulates floating through your
home, and therefore the frequency and intensity of your dust
allergy symptoms. You can also use this in combination with
Some other steps you can take to ease symptoms
of your dust allergy include frequently washing bedding in hot water,
using a damp cloth to wipe down surfaces, and encasing your mattress,
pillows, and box spring in zippered, dust-proof coverings.