What is an allergy?
Our immune system is in charge of defending our bodies against bacteria and viruses which pose a threat to the human body. At times when your body is attacked by these substances, it causes allergic reactions. Healthcare professionals can use these immune toxins to medicate allergies. This may be an uncomfortable experience for allergy sufferers to exhibit symptoms of allergy as the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Common allergy symptoms include itchy red eyes, nasal congestion, and sneezing. That being said, with COVID-19, allergy-like symptoms typically are followed by respiratory problems and fever.
Book a doctor with MyDOCtionary in case of allergic reactions to certain substances.
If you are one of those people with allergies, you need to control your allergy trigger points. So how do you allergy-proof your home? Although no house can be entirely allergen-free, extensive regular cleaning may significantly reduce the number of toxins you are exposed to.
How do you allergy-proof your home?
Avoid dust and pollen
Small insects called dust mites are considered to be common allergy triggers. They live in dust particles and collect in areas around our houses and apartments. The key is to keep these areas clean.
- Replace debris-gathering shutters and long drapes with shades of windows regularly
- When cleaning and vacuuming wear a mask and gloves
- Try using the only furniture made of wood, plastic, or leather that can be wiped clean.
- Use small rugs, which are easy to clean. If it is not doable to replace your carpet, vacuum them at least weekly. Try replacing your carpets with hardwood or tiles, where possible.
- Get special dust resistant pillow and mattress coverings. Wash these coverings at least every two months
- Install a ventilator; run it throughout each of your showers to reduce mold that results from moisture.
- Seal leaks in the bathroom
- Mold thrives in soggy corners so wipe around the sink, bathtub, and toilet once every week.
- Don’t leave wet clothes in the washing machine
- Use a dehumidifier to reduce the indoor humidity
If any of these do not work, try contacting a physician. You can visit our website and book a doctor right away.