Do you suffer from allergies? Allergies can be triggered by a variety of factors, including pollen and pet dander. However, there are some allergens that often go overlooked in the home. This blog post will discuss common household items that cause allergies so that you know what to look out for!
One of the most common allergens living in your home is dust. Dust mites feed on dead skin cells, collect dandruff and hair, and multiply in humid environments; all of which can be found in your bedroom! These allergens can get all over your furniture, bedding, and carpets.
The best way to avoid dust is by washing your sheets and pillows once every week, replacing your mattress cover yearly, vacuuming regularly with a HEPA filter or good vacuum cleaner (not just any old household vacuum), minimizing clutter in the bedroom, using an air purifier if possible, and keeping pets out of bedrooms unless they are bathed and brushed regularly.
House plants are also found to cause allergies for some people. House plants like cacti, ferns, and ivies can produce allergenic pollen. To prevent allergies from house plants, try to keep them outside as much as possible (preferably in the shade) and minimize their contact with your bedroom. Also, because some house plants emit a potent smell, make sure to brush or vacuum them regularly so that your home doesn’t start smelling of mold or mildew.
Another big source of allergens in your home is pet dander. Pet dander are allergens that can be found in fur, saliva, secretions from their oral and nasal cavities. These allergens may be present on a pet’s bedding or on any other surface in your house, even if it hasn’t been used by the pet recently.
The best way to avoid these allergens is by making sure you brush and bathe your pets regularly (2-3 times per week) and give them a good vacuuming at least once per week. These are tough tasks but worth it to keep allergies at bay!
Chemicals from Household Cleaners
Some common household items that cause allergies are chemicals from household cleaners. Chemicals found in these cleaners can be inhaled, come into contact with skin and eyes, or contacted if you ingest them. To prevent allergies from these chemicals, first make sure to read the labels of the products you buy – different brands use different chemicals to create their products so some types may be more allergenic than others! Then follow the precautions on the label for usage. Once you’re done cleaning your home, try to open up windows and doors for a few minutes to ventilate it. You can also turn on an air purifier!
Fabric from Curtains and Bedding
Fabric from curtains and bedding is another source of allergens that people often overlook. These fabrics can be a major trigger for those with sensitive skin or allergies because they are likely to come into contact with it every day. To reduce the amount of allergy-causing fabrics in your home, buy new curtains once in a while, replace old bedding more frequently, and wash and dry clothes before you wear them.
One of the main sources of allergies in homes is mold. Mold usually proliferates in damp and dark areas or areas with a lot of moisture like bathrooms and kitchens. These allergens are renowned for causing respiratory illnesses such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. The most effective way to reduce the amount of mold in your home is by wiping down surfaces after they have been exposed to any moisture, reducing clutter, and increasing ventilation when cooking or washing dishes (and don’t forget to clean your dish rack regularly!).
Besides allergens that may be on skin or in the air, smoke can also trigger allergies. When people who are allergic to smoke breathe it in for a long period of time, they may develop symptoms such as coughing, running nose, and congestion. A good way to prevent these symptoms from developing is by using a designated smoking area outside and avoiding being near anyone who smokes inside.
Soaps and Detergents
Soap allergy is a skin condition that can cause your body to produce an allergic reaction when coming into contact with soap. Many of the detergent ingredients, like surfactants (chemicals used in cleaning products), can act as allergens and wearers may be more sensitive if they use high-quality or low quality soaps. The reactions usually occur quickly but vary depending on sensitivity level or concentration of specific chemicals – especially those found in cheap brands!
Soap allergies arise from harsh chemical components absorbed by our skin which produces an immune response. You might have noticed symptoms such as hives, swelling around eyes/mouth area and redness all over making it difficult for people who suffer from this issue!
Synthetic scents from burning candles can contain hundreds of chemicals that cause allergic reactions. This is why it’s important to be mindful about how much you’re exposed to these types of smells in the home or workplace – they don’t just make your house smell better, but are also a health hazard for those with sensitive immune systems and respiratory issues like asthma.
Hidden allergens can be found in many common household items. The most important thing is to pay attention to labels on products you buy and use them accordingly. You should also make sure your home is as clean as possible, ventilating it after any cleaning.