Three myths about allergies at home
Each spring, many people suffer from allergy symptoms, even indoors, although there is no exposure to pollen. Most of these people have household allergies, it is difficult to escape.
There are lots of myths about domestic allergies that cause suffering to do things that do not really improve the picture of allergy.
The Hypoallergenic Pets
Often people who are allergic to cat dander or dog, decide that it is best to purchase a hypoallergenic pet. Error! These special pets are one of the biggest myths in the world of allergy.
Hypoallergenic pets do not really exist, people do not realize that not only is the skin of the animal that causes your allergy problems is its epithelium, or small patches of proteins found in the skin, saliva and urine.
What you should do is wash your pet once or twice a week and use an air cleaner in the bedroom as well as having a room in the house that is pet-free zone.
Another myth is that the pillows and down comforters cause allergic reactions. This has led to a boom in sales of alternative products, known as "anti allergens" pillows. However, if you try the two types of pillows, you realize you do not improve your allergy.
No need to get rid of duvets or pillows. Chances are that allergy to dust mites present on the surface due to the feathers and not in themselves.
Solution, look for pillows and linens high quality, dense fabric covers and wash sheets and pillowcases and duvet regularly with hot water.
The black mold from bathrooms and showers
We've all heard stories about its toxicity. This information is often based on weak evidence and have not been confirmed in scientific studies.
The bathrooms and showers mold can cause allergic reactions such as fever or pulmonary symptoms, but the amount normally found in our homes has not been shown to be toxic. If you find some black mold in house, you can make a mixture of bleach and water to remove it.
The best advice for an allergic person is visiting an allergist to determine exactly who is allergic and get treatment. There are many people who think they are allergic to one thing when, after testing, turns out to be something completely different.
Photo by Eric Erbe; digital colorization by Chris Pooley (USDA, ARS, EMU) es en el dominio público porque tiene materiales que originan desde el Servicio de Investigación Agrícola, una agencia del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos.