If you are allergic to dust, then you know the struggle. The random uncontrollable sneezes, the rashes and the running nose. If you do not deal with it can get worse and lead to something unsavoury. To reduce your reactions, here are tips you could follow:
Remove your carpet
One of the best ways to deal with a dust allergy is to remove your carpet. It can be a huge expense to replace your flooring but it will help you so much to not have carpet in your home. If you cannot afford to replace it all at one time, it is fine to take it one room at a time. The more you get out, the healthier your environment will be.
Replace blinds with shades
Replacing blinds with shades is a great way to deal with dust allergies. Blinds have all of those little slots where dust can collect. A shade does not have anywhere for dust to collect or gather. They are so much easier to clean, too. Simply wipe them down with a damp rag.
Buy dust covers
You can also buy dust covers for your mattress and pillow. It really makes sense to do this step first because your bed is where you spend around one-third of your time each day. If you can, it is best to replace your mattress and pillow if they are more than a few years old. As mattresses and pillows age, the dust and dust mites are more. If nothing else, though, be sure to invest in some dust covers for them.
Go for leather furniture
This is the same thing as a carpet in that it is just a collection place for dust and a breeding ground for dust mites. Leather is the healthier choice for those that suffer from dust allergies. Until you can do that, be sure to at least vacuum out your living room furniture frequently.
Buy good AC filters
This is an easy step in the fight against dust. If you have a central heat and air unit, there are many options in filters. If you look at them, they usually tell you what they help to protect against. Make sure you are purchasing a filter that keeps the dust out.
Ask your doctor for advice
There are many more suggestions that your doctor can give you. Ask them what else you can do to make your home a healthy environment for you. There are also medications that you can take to help you when these measures are not enough. Those medications can come in the form of pills, nasal sprays, inhalers or even allergy injections. These measures can greatly increase how well you can deal with your dust allergies.
By Damilola Faustino