What to Do Around the Home If Your Child Has Allergies
If your child has recently been diagnosed with an allergy, this can be worrisome for parents.
Especially with many people being diagnosed with asthma, hay fever, and other allergies each year. If you get this diagnosis for your child, you may be wondering how to adjust your home to enable your child better to get relief from this allergy.
However, allergies do not have to mean that you need to create complete lifestyle changes for you and your family.
Here are some of the top ways that you can prevent allergic reactions in the home.
Install an Air Purifier
Air purifiers can make the air in your home healthier for everyone, but they are particularly useful for those that have allergies.
Air purifiers can have many positive effects on the home of allergy sufferers by removing the toxins and triggers that cause allergies from the air.
For example, pollen and dust.
They can help to keep the air in your home clean easily.
Hire a Pest Control Company
Pests can help to exacerbate allergies in children. This is especially the case with pests such as cockroaches, whose droppings contain a protein that can trigger asthma attacks.
If you have these pests in your home, your goal should be to work towards a pest-free zone.
Luckily, it is simple to do this by calling out a pest control company. At Moxie Pest Control, they can help you to eradicate different types of pests in your home.
From cockroaches to wasps, to give your child the freedom from their allergy that they need.
We had wasps this summer and we had pest control come and get rid of them right away.
Dust is one of the top allergy triggers for conditions such as asthma, and so you must try to reduce dust in your home regularly.
You can remove dust by dusting your furniture and other items but, you should also consider using dust protectors.
This is to ensure that bedding and other soft furnishings that your child uses do not contain the dust that could be triggering to them.
Allergies are the most common health condition affecting children in the USA. This means that parents will look for ways to keep their homes allergen-free.
A good way to achieve this is to install wood flooring in your home rather than carpet. It can collect dust, pollen, and other allergens. Ones that could trigger attacks.
Wood flooring is also easier to keep clean for your children.
Wash Soft Furnishings Often
If you have many soft furnishings in your home, such as sofa coverings, bedding, and even soft toys, you must wash these regularly.
This is to avoid them carrying allergens, which could be triggering.
You should make sure that you wash these in hot water to kill the bacteria that may be on them.
Avoid Damp and Mold
Damp and mold can be extremely troublesome to those suffering from allergies, and so you must know how to prevent them.
You can stop mold from developing in your home by installing double glazed windows, filling gaps and leaks in your roof and walls.
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Make sure that your home is properly ventilated, and to dry wet areas as soon as possible.
Do you have any additional tips on what to do to your home if your child has allergies?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.