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Are You Allergic to Your House?

Are you allergic to your house?

Did you know that 90 percent of allergy diagnosis is wrong when you get it from your general physician? Yes, wrong!

So yesterday I went in for an Allergy skin test to only find out that my house is probable killing me. Simple things like vacuuming and dusting more often and cleaning my bedding weekly could solve days of sneezing, coughing and watery eyes.

If you are one of my readers that are reading this that happens to have year around allergies I need you to start looking around your home to see if you can make yourself feel better in the house.

Step 1: Kill Dust Mites

Dust mites are tiny bugs that live in bedding, mattresses, upholstered furniture, and carpets. No matter how clean your house is, it’s impossible to completely get rid of dust mites. However, you can limit contact, especially in the bedroom, if you:

  • Put special dust-proof covers on pillows, mattresses and box springs.
  • Remove and clean the covers in hot water frequently.
  • Avoid bedding stuffed with foam rubber or kapok.
  • Limit the number of stuffed animals kept in bedrooms or put them in plastic containers.

Step 2: Keep It Clean

Dust, sweep, and vacuum at least once a week.

If you have wall-to-wall carpeting, frequent vacuuming is a must. When you combine regular vacuuming with low humidity and other precautions, the allergy levels in your house will decline–possibly low enough so that they won’t trigger your symptoms.

Wear a dust mask.

Use a particle-trapping dust cloth

Step 3: Clear the Air

Purchase an air purifier with a HEPA filter.

Change the filters in your heating and air conditioning systems and units.

Regularly clean or replace the filters on your furnace and air conditioners according to the manufacturers’ instructions. Generally, when they’re in use, you’ll need to replace them (or clean them if they are the reusable type) monthly.

Step 4 : Create your own cleaning Solutions

Cleaning- with-white-vinegar

Odors and fumes from commercial cleaning products can worsen allergies. Make your own solution instead. Mix 2 cups very hot water, 2 cups vinegar, 2 cups borax, and ½ cup salt. Let it sit on surfaces for a half-hour, then reapply, scrub off with a soft brush, and rinse with water.

If you are someone that is sensitive to major cleaners I suggest that you take a look at some of DIY house leaning solutions that can help you also.

If you are like me please do suffer anymore, find yourself a good allergist and get check out so you can stop buy unnecessary over the counter drugs that do nothing.

Have you ever been seen by a Allergist and what were some of the things your allergic to?

 

 

Nicole (136 Posts)

Hi my name is Nicole and I am the owner of UntidyCleanFreak.com. I hope to make this blog a fun place that people would want to check out from time to time to see what’s new. I love creating new, fresh dishes in the kitchen, doing DIY projects, working out, and more. I also love to review new, fun exciting products.



20 thoughts on “Is you house killing you? Find out here!

  1. I am so allergic to dust, dogs, hazelnuts and horses.
    It’s awful!! Trying to keep this place clean with 4 kids can be near impossible some times too.
    I haven’t been to an allergist but I probably will have to some time soon…I’m just not looking forward to getting scratched.

  2. I am allergic to so many things. When I went for allergy testing they gave me my long list of allergens and then told me I was allergic to cockroaches. Like I care about that one!

  3. I actually have only had one season where I had dry, teary eyes and that was it ever in my life. I am not allergic to anything. My son so far isn’t either. My husband is the one who has a few allergies. But you’re right! For allergens and for the purpose of trying to live a non-toxic life, I vacuum often and I actually change the linens 2x a week and I spray this probiotics breathe-free eco-friendly spray instead of Lysol to get rid of germs from time to time. I also use natural cleaners that I’ve bought or I make myself. These are great tips! I shared for you! :)

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