While no one enjoys struggling with allergies, over 50 million people have to deal with them each year. From runny noses to itchy eyes to constant sneezing, allergies can really take a toll on adults. But they can be especially hard on children. Many people consider allergies to be mild inconveniences, but they often result in chronic illnesses and can have debilitating effects on children’s day-to-day lives.
In many cases, medication is necessary and should always be taken as prescribed by a doctor. However, if you’re looking for alternative options or home remedies, there are plenty of steps you take to help alleviate the some of the symptoms.
Many parents focus on how they can ease a child’s allergies when they are outside of the home, where triggers such as pollen pose a significant threat as you’re out and about. But a lot of people overlook the dangers lurking around their homes. For allergy sufferers, pet dander, dust, mold, and even cockroaches can make being at home just as unpleasant as being outside.
You can help your kids breathe easier at home and ease their symptoms by doing some research on improving indoor air quality, regularly replacing air filters, and keeping your HVAC unit in great shape. You’d be surprised at how large of a role your HVAC system has on the allergens in your home. 

For people who suffer from allergies, either to pollen, dust or something else, cleaning of the home could be a complicated task. Therefore, we recommend a few things to keep in mind during cleaning so your home would be clean, bright and in order not to encourage your allergies.
1. On what exactly you are allergic?
See the allergist and determine the exact irritant that causes your allergy. Once you know the exact cause of your allergies, you will be able to customize your habits, nutrition, and access to a clean house in the best way.
2. Equip yourself and prepare for great cleaning
Before you start with cleaning, you need to protect yourself and reduce allergic symptoms. Buy “war equipment”. Masks that cover the airways are necessary for people who suffer from allergies to dust, if you have contact allergies, buy gloves.
3. Pay attention to the bedroom
We spend a great part of the day in the bedroom, and we need the bedroom to be an oasis where we can relax and rest. Bed linen and pillowcases wash at least once a week at 90 degrees. This will neutralize the mites that are created during your sleep when you sweat and from you fall dead skin cells. Pay special attention to the mattress. And it should be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner, overturned, cleaned stains as needed and if possible, leave it in the sun that the heat naturally kills the mites. It is advised to also have a mattress cover that is easier to clean and is effective in reducing the number of allergens that are hidden in the mattress.
4. Don’t allow dust to fly!
If you wipe dust with a cotton rag, the dust will lift and fly in the air. Therefore, use microfiber rags to effectively remove up to 90% of the allergens that are collected on the furniture surfaces at home.
5. Ventilate your closet.
Ventilate the clothes and bedding that you do not use often. It would not hurt to wash these things at high temperatures. Clean the inside of the closet from dust with a microfiber rag.
6. Say Goodbye to Curtains and “little things”
If you have problems with allergens at home, it would be good to reduce the number of places where dust can hold. Replace curtains with materials that can easily be cleaned. This will make your cleaning much faster and more efficient. Also, reduce the number of little objects in the room.
7. A good vacuum cleaner is very important
You don’t need the latest and the best vacuum cleaner model, but it’s important that you have one that will not let the dust escape from it to your space. You can also ask about special hypoallergenic filters that go into the vacuum cleaner. Also, in the struggle to eliminate allergens, not use a vacuum cleaner that uses water. Water creates a moist environment that is perfect for the mites and molds that can stimulate your allergic symptoms.
8. Maintain regular air conditioning and ventilation
During the colder months, when the air conditioners are not in use (except when heating the space), the dust from your environment is collected on the filters. Wash them with a mild detergent, dry them and return to the place. Cleaning also performs to ventilation you might have in the bathroom or kitchen.

If you’re looking for more ways to help your kids get through allergy season this year, check out the infographic below for more information.

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