You may have thought that you could avoid them once outdoor allergy season was over, but be prepared: nasal allergies know where you live.
People who are allergic to “dust” are really experiencing an allergic reaction to tiny little creatures called dust mites—too small to see with the naked eye. Of course, they can’t actually see you either since they don’t have eyes. But that doesn’t stop them from causing nasal allegy symptoms.
- Typically found in carpeting, pillows, mattresses, and upholstered furniture
- Usually not found in dry climates
- Vacuuming or dusting can temporarily make symptoms worse as it stirs up dust particles, making them easier to inhale
There’s a fungus amongus! When you have mold at home or at work, you also have the potential for nasal allergies that can be tough to escape. Instead of pollen, mold releases spores that can cause nasal allergy symptoms. And unlike outdoor molds which go dormant during the cold months, indoor mold can continue to grow and cause trouble yearround.
- Molds are most common in damp areas, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and basements
- Even if you’re not allergic to pollen, you can still be allergic to molds
- People in certain occupations are more likely to develop allergies given their higher exposure to mold, including farmers, bakers, and carpenters
Preventing Indoor Allergies
Assuming you’re prefer not to move and/or change jobs, using NasalCrom® certainly tops our list when it comes to preventing indoor nasal allergy symptoms. But that’s not the only thing you can do to minimize your suffering.
- Put mattresses and pillows in airtight covers
- Use as little carpeting and as few rugs as possible
- Use an air purifier with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter
- Keep the humidity in your home or workplace to a minimum with a dehumidifier, and use a fan to vent moisture out of your bathroom and kitchen