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Reducing Allergens in the Home

Fortunately for us, they are too small for us to see, and make us cringe even more. Dust mites are something we all live with.

Most of us co-exist with dust mites just fine. Dust mites and allergy sufferers, not so much. Allergens from dust mites cause allergy symptoms to flare up–symptoms such as sinusitis, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, itchy/watery eyes and other symptoms.

Ways to “Mite-Proof” Your Home

A recent ABC News Health article provided some tips from allergists on making your home more comfortable for you and less comfy for dust mites and other allergens.

In your bedroom, place a HEPA air filter with a clean air delivery rate (CADR) according to the room size. Install a high-efficiency disposable filter, preferably a MERV 11 or 12, in your furnace and air conditioner. These types of filters can be changed every few months.

Call Your Doctor if Necessary

Following these tips should help you obtain some relief from your allergy symptoms. If your symptoms persist even after making these suggested changes, make an appointment with an allergist or an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist. Your doctor may prescribe some medication to treat your symptoms or conduct tests to determine if you have a condition other than an allergy.

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