Tips and Tools: Allergy Proofing Your Home

One of the most important parts of allergy management is to avoid allergens, the substances that cause the allergic reaction. This includes reducing and minimizing the number of potential allergens in your home. Find out what you can do in the...
Allergy proofing your bedroom

Wash bedding on a weekly basis in water that is at least 54.5° C (130° F)

Use a cover for the bed mattress, box spring that is allergy resistant (does not allow allergens through material)

Use pillow cases that are allergy resistant

Remove stuffed toys from bedroom

Remove carpets from bedroom

Use shades instead of blinds or curtains to cover windows

Minimize amount of upholstered furniture in bedroom

Keep fur bearing pets out of bedroom

Keep windows closed and air conditioning with filter on during pollen season

Keep room vacuumed, and surfaces cleaned and free of dust

Use a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) cleaner to remove allergens from the air

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