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How to Deal With Allergies In the Family – Home Hacks

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Whether it is you or a family member who suffers from allergies and respiratory conditions, it is important that you make some home adjustments so they can live better. From eczema to pollen and dust allergy, there are plenty of conditions that can limit a person’s life and prevent them from enjoying their home. Below you will find a few tips on how making your home healthier for people who suffer from asthma or allergies.

The first thing you need to get right is ensuring that the indoor air quality is up to standard. If you have air ducts, get them cleaned regularly so the dust particles will not circulate in the house all the time. You might also want to consider getting rid of the carpets that will embed all the small particles that can cause allergies and install easy-to-clean wooden or stone floor instead. Air purifiers can also help reduce the pollution indoors and help people breathe.

Reduce Your Chemical Use

If you have a family member who is allergic to some chemicals, you might want to opt for natural cleaning products and laundry detergents. This will not only be good for the environment and your health, but also your budget. You can make your bathroom shine using only white vinegar in a spray bottle, and the substance has antibacterial effects, too. Alternatively, invest in a quality steam cleaner.

Keep Your Home a Level Temperature

Those suffering from asthma will need to stay in a controlled home, and if you have drafts or your insulation is not perfect, they are more likely to catch a cold and develop complications. You should, however, not make it too hot during the night. Get a smart thermostat that will help you control the humidity and temperature remotely all the time. Insulate your home so you can have a warm winter without spending a fortune.

Purify the Water

It might also be a good idea to get rid of the residues and toxins not removed by the water treatment systems. People with extreme sensitivity will develop various conditions when they come across impurities in the water. You can get a tankless water purifier that will eliminate the harmful chemicals and the residues hiding in your pipework.  

Get Non-flowering Plants

People with pollen allergies will not appreciate flowering plants in the house. You can opt for palms and plants that don’t flower at all. This way, the plants can still purify the air and eliminate dust and other particles, but will not distribute pollen in the house. You can also prevent bugs and bees coming into the house, which is handy if you have a family member who is allergic to the bites.

When it comes to family members with allergies, it is important that you prevent health issues and improve the quality of the air in the house during the winter months. Get an air purifier, get rid of soft furnishing that is hard to clean, and you can live a happy and healthy life.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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