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Asthma Education 

Tips to Reduce Indoor Allergies 

Staying indoors may not keep you allergy-free this spring. Dust mites, mold, cockroaches, and pet dander are all sources of indoor allergies, and seasonal variations can amplify their severity.  Many people notice a difference in the severity of their allergies after simply performing a thorough house cleaning,” says Dr. Gupta. 

  • Clean and vacuum your house regularly to get rid of dust
  • If moving or remodeling, keep in mind that carpeting and area rugs are tougher to keep clean than wood, tile, or vinyl floors.
  • Consider purchasing a HEPA air filter to help minimize allergens in the air.
  • Maintain a humidity level between 30 and 40 percent to help prevent mold and dust mite growth.
  • Steer clear of feather pillows and down comforters
  • Keep pets out of the bedroom
  • Close windows and doors to stop outdoor allergens like pollen from coming inside

Need an allergist? Find one on the Baylor Scott & White - Plano medical staff.