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Asthma and allergy tips for the home

GENERAL RULES TO HELP CONTROL THE HOME ENVIRONMENT
One very important aspect in asthma and allergy care is controlling your home environment. Here are some general rules to help get your household under control:

  • Begin by removing or reducing as many asthma and allergy triggers from your home as possible.
  • Use air filters and air conditioners to make your home cleaner and more comfortable. Proper regular maintenance is essential.
  • Do you have a dust mite problem? Work hard to control this problem especially in the bedroom.
  • Check out your vacuum cleaner. Vacuum cleaners with poor design and filter system release and stir up dust and allergens. Select a vacuum with high-efficiency filters such as micro filter or HEPA media, good suction, and sealed construction. As an option, consider a central vacuum system.

Source: American Lung Association