If you suffer for allergy induced asthma, it is important to make sure that you control your allergy symptoms during the winter. This will help reduce your incidents of asthma attacks.
#1 Reduce Humidity
The first thing you need to do is reduce the level of humidity in your home. You are going to want to reduce the humidity and keep it below fifty percent. This can be best achieved through the installation of a whole-home dehumidifier. If that is not feasible, you could also use portable dehumidifiers, especially in your bedroom and living room areas.
Keeping the humidity down will help keep the dust mites down in your home. It will also help mold and mildew at bay. When your home has a high humidity, it creates an ideal environment for mold and mildew to thrive, which can be an asthma and allergy trigger.
#2 Wash Bedding Weekly
When you suffer from allergies, it is especially important that you wash your bedding on a regular basis. You should wash your bedding at least once a week. Make sure that you use hot water to wash your bedding with; hot water is necessary in order to properly kill the dust mites that like to live in your bedding.
Keep your mattress protected from dust mites with a mattress cover. A mattress cover will help keep allergens from settling into your mattress.
#3 Bath Before Bed
Before you go to bed, you should take a quick shower to rinse off. This is the best way to remove dust and pollen from yourself. This will prevent allergens from getting transferred from onto your bed and will help ensure that you have a clean sleeping environment. The last thing you want to do is get an asthma attack in bed.
#4 Hire Someone To Clean
Finally, you should hire someone to keep the house clean, be that your spouse, kids or a housekeeping company. It is best to hire someone to dust, vacuum and mop your home on a bi-weekly basis in the winter time.
When they clean your home, make sure that you are not home. That way, you don't have to be around the dust they stir up. Since you spend so much time inside of your home in the winter time, it is important to limit the dust and allergens in your home so you can enjoy being inside of your home without having to worry about your allergies or asthma.
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