Indoor Allergens

Although you may be tempted to "air out" indoor allergens from the home, opening the windows can bring outdoor allergens such as pollen and mold spores into the house. Instead, use air conditioning to clean, recirculate and dehumidify the air in the home.

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Controlling Animal Dander

Contrary to popular belief, people aren't allergic to animal hair, rather, to a protein found in the saliva, dander (dead skin cells), or urine of an animal with fur. These proteins are carried in the air on very small, invisible particles, which can land on the lining of the eyes or nose, or be inhaled directly into the lungs. Symptoms of animal allergy can include sneezing, an itchy, runny nose, and itchy, swollen eyes and throat. Itching of the skin or a raised, red rash (hives) can also result from touching an animal to which you are allergic. Usually, symptoms will occur quickly, sometimes within minutes after exposure to the animal. For some people, symptoms may build and become most severe 8 to 12 hours after they have had contact with the animal.

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Chronic sinus infections

A chronic sinus infection is a condition which is usually caused by allergens. When a person is suffering from sinus infection, his mucosal lining will become inflamed as though he is suffering from the common cold. He will also be suffering from a running nose because of the constant discharge of mucus.

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Blocked Sinus

People who are suffering from chronic sinus problems are often feeling the initial stages of sinusitis. You can experience headaches, runny nose, watery eyes and pain, even in your ears. Nasal irrigation can definitely help.

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Controlling Dust Mites

House dust is composed of small particles of plant and animal material in the home. While this mix is not appealing to us, microscopic creatures called house dust mites thrive in it. The droppings of these mites are the most common trigger of perennial allergy and asthma symptoms.Dust mites are found throughout the house, but they especially thrive in high humidity and in areas where human dander (dead skin flakes) is located. Symptoms of dust mite allergy can include a congested or runny nose with sneezing ( particularly in the morning ), itchy, watery eyes, coughing and wheezing.

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Controlling Cockroaches

Cockroaches have been around for more than 300 million years. Most live in warm, tropical climates, but various species dwell in the offices and homes of humans. Cockroaches are not just an unwelcome visitor in the home€”a protein in their droppings is a primary trigger of asthma symptoms, especially for children living in densely populated, urban neighborhoods. To reduce asthma symptoms, it is important to eliminate cockroaches. Block areas where roaches could enter the home, including crevices, wall cracks, windows, woodwork or floor gaps, cellar and outside doors and drains.

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