Dust and Dander
If you’re allergic to things in your home, you’re likely to get a runny or blocked nose, itchy, red or watering eyes and wheezing. If you have asthma, your symptoms are likely to get worse. Some people can develop these allergies over time and allergies to dust and pet dander are common. Everyone has dust mites in their home and if you can’t face rehoming your pet then here’s a few tips which may help. As well as airing your home you should try damp dusting, changing your mattresses and bedding regularly, washing it at 60°C. Regularly vacuuming your mattress and pillows. You can buy special barrier covers for your mattresses, duvets and pillows. If possible vacuum soft furnishings twice a week, and don’t forget to vacuum under your bed, where dust mites gather. Clean all carpets and hard floors with a high filtration vacuum cleaner daily if you can and next time you decide to decorate why not choose smooth floors, such as wood, laminate, bamboo or lino instead. Keep pets out of the bedrooms and if it lives in a cage why not ask someone else to clean it. If you’re breathing in dust caused by birds, you can have an allergic reaction called extrinsic allergic alveolitis that leads to inflammation of your lung’s air sacs. The inflammation can develop into a longer-lasting condition that permanently scars your lungs.