Some 50 million Americans suffer from some sort of allergies, many of these allergy sufferers will sneeze and sniffle all the way through fall. That’s right, you can suffer allergies in the fall. You could be affected bad enough by your allergies that you have to stay indoors all day. But that just might be the problem.
You see, many allergens make their way into your home, or are already there, and settle in your carpet. And it isn’t enough when you vacuum. In fact, all you may be doing is kicking these allergens around when you vacuum.
The biggest problem with fall allergies is once you get over them, it is just in time for the colds you can catch in the winter. So you might want to call your Boise carpet cleaner and have those allergens removed.
Here is a list of some common allergy triggers.
Dust mites are so small that you cannot see them without a microscope. But just because you can’t see them does not mean they aren’t there. These little guys are the most common trigger of year-round asthma and allergies. They exist on every continent except Antarctica and it is not possible to rid your home entirely of these creatures. However, there are ways you can keep their numbers down.
Dust mites thrive in typical indoor temperatures and are well-adapted to the environment in your home. They feed on the tiny flakes of human skin that are shed every day and work their way into your bedding and carpet. It is in these places where dust mites thrive.
Molds live everywhere. They live in fallen leaves, in your bathroom and in your carpet and are very hard to outrun. There are around 1,000 species of mold found in our country, many of which you cannot see without a microscope. When these tiny mold spores become airborne, they can cause reactions in people who have mold allergies.
Mold allergy symptoms are similar to those of other respiratory allergies and include sneezing, coughing, irritated eyes, wheezing and nasal congestion.
Pollen is a very fine powder produced by flowers, trees, grasses and weeds in order to fertilize other plants of the same species. It is also one of the most common causes of allergies in the country.
Our immune system normally defends our body against harmful invaders like bacteria and viruses to ward off illness. But people who have pollen allergies, their immune system mistakenly identifies harmless pollen as a danger and produces chemicals to fight it. This is what is known as an allergic reaction.
Pets can be your best friends, but they can also be your enemy if you have allergies. Pets shed dander, a combination of hair and dead skin cells, which can trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks. Keeping pets off of beds and upholstered furniture can help minimize exposure to dander, but this is not as easy as it seems as some pets do what they want when nobody is around to keep an eye on them. Your best bet is to keep anything in contact with your pets as clean as possible. This includes having your carpets cleaned on a regular basis.
You can come into contact with any of these allergy triggers in many ways including through the mouth, skin, stomach and eyes. There are medications you can use to treat the symptoms of allergic reactions. But some might be serious enough to consider a trip to the doctor or emergency clinic. And while it is unlikely you can rid your home of any of these allergens completely, keeping a clean home and clean carpets help tremendously.