3 Easy Ways to Help Remedy Allergies at Home

3 Easy Ways to Help Remedy Allergies at Home

March 12, 2022

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Allergens exist in homes all over the world, and they affect as many as 60 million people in the United States alone. In Singapore, it was reported back in 2018 that allergic rhinitis affects up to 13.1% of our population.

Dealing with sneezing and watery eyes may seem alright for a day, but what if you have to deal with them for years?

Allergens at home can have a lasting impact on our lives and health, and knowing how to reduce them at home is a good start to improving yours.

What Are Some Common Sources of Indoor Allergens?

If you have allergies frequently, you’ll find some of these common sources of indoor allergens familiar:

  • Pets (dander)
  • Stuffed toys (dust mites and dyes)
  • Dirty air conditioners (mould spores and dust)
  • Indoor plants (pollen and other airborne allergens)
  • Bedding and fabrics (dust mites)
  • Mattresses (dust mites)
  • Carpets (dust mites)

What Are the Symptoms of Indoor Allergies?

There are a number of frequently seen indoor allergy symptoms. They include:

  • A runny nose
  • Excessive sneezing
  • Hives (an itchy red rash)
  • Watering and red eyes
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

The symptoms you have depends on the type of allergen that you’re allergic to, as well as how you come into contact with it.

For example, breathing in allergens doesn’t necessarily cause the same reaction as touching them.

Sometimes, a serious allergic reaction can be life-threatening. This is known as anaphylaxis, and it affects your entire body.

Simple Ways on How to Reduce Allergens at Home

Reducing the allergens at home can help you improve your overall health and quality of life.

You’ll no longer feel your nose itching and running when you need to work from home, interrupting your Zoom calls with constant sneezing.

Wash and Replace Your Filters

Most homes use air conditioners and air purifiers. While these life-saving appliances were designed to provide comfort and better health, failing to clean them can lead to the reverse happening.

Take air conditioners for instance - if you don’t clean your air conditioner’s filter every month and replace them every 3 months, dust and other allergens will accumulate.

Eventually, they will circulate back into the air straight into your lungs, and into your loved ones’ as well.

Change your air purifier’s filter every few months to ensure that the filter drum remains clean and capable of trapping allergens.

Use Bedding Covers Regularly

When you don’t cover your mattresses and pillows, especially if they don’t have anti-dust mite features, they become heavier with these insects over time.

Using protectors is a good way to prevent the mites from accumulating. You can also consider investing in a powerful dust mite remover for mattresses and pillows.

Use the Anti-Dust Mite Function on Your GoodWife Smart Laundry System

We use premium German engineering to create our advanced smart laundry systems.

With precise planning and careful attention to our customers’ needs, we implemented a number of useful features to these smart laundry systems.

One such feature is the anti-dust mite function that helps to eliminate dust mites that remain even in your freshly washed clothes.

This function enables easy removal of allergen-causing dust mites so that you have cleaner and fresher clothes to wear.

In addition, the heat and fan drying systems help to dry your clothes faster indoors to prevent mould from forming on wet clothes.