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Indoor Allergies

Learn about common indoor allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
triggers and find out how to help keep them in check, so you can enjoy your home year-round.

Your home should be a refuge. But for people with indoor allergiesX indoor allergies
Characterised by an overreaction of the immune system to certain allergens (see Allergens) commonly found indoors, such as mould spores, pet dander, cockroaches or dust mites (also called perennial allergies). Indoor allergies tend to last longer than allergies caused by exposure to outdoor…
, it can also be the source of allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and itchy, watery eyes. Indoor allergiesX Indoor allergies
Characterised by an overreaction of the immune system to certain allergens (see Allergens) commonly found indoors, such as mould spores, pet dander, cockroaches or dust mites (also called perennial allergies). Indoor allergies tend to last longer than allergies caused by exposure to outdoor…
can happen any time of the year. However, since many people spend more time inside during colder months, indoor allergies can be especially troublesome in the winter.

Select an allergy to learn more:

PET ALLERGIES

DUST ALLERGIES

MOULD ALLERGIES

CHILDREN'S ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

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RUNNY NOSE
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ITCHY, WATERY EYES
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SNEEZING
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ITCHY NOSE OR THROAT
itchy skin
ITCHY SKIN (HIVES)

Pet Allergies

Overview

If furry friends give you a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes, it’s not their fur that causes the allergic reaction. It’s the proteins found in the animal’s dander (dead skin cells), saliva, or urine. These allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
-triggering particles are transported to the pet hair or fur, where we touch dogs and cats most often. These particles are so light they can be transported in the air and can be carried on your clothes and hair.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Most people think of dogs and cats when it comes to pet allergies. But the allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
-causing proteins in pet dander can also be found in hamsters, rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs and more.

Tips for Pet Allergy Sufferers

  • HAVE A PLAN
    Be aware of potential exposure to pets you may be allergic to. When visiting a friend’s home, ask if they have pets in advance, so you can be prepared with allergyX allergy
    An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
    medicine should your allergy symptoms strike.
     
  • ESTABLISH PET-FREE AREAS
    Keep pets out of your bedroom and consider keeping your pet in certain areas of the house or outside.
     
  • RINSE AND REPEAT
    If you have a pet, giving him or her regular baths can help reduce the allergenX allergen
    A substance that your body perceives as foreign and harmful; initiates the allergic reaction. Common allergens include dust mites, pollens from grasses, weeds and tress, animal dander and mould spores.
    count on them.
     
  • WASH YOUR HANDS
    After touching a pet, keep your hands away from your eyes until you’ve had a chance to wash them.
     
  • CHOOSE PETS WISELY
    Cats may cause more allergy problems than dogs simply because they lick their fur or skin a lot, spreading the allergen from their saliva onto their bodies. But remember, even animals that don’t shed can cause pet allergy symptoms. Fish, hermit crabs, iguanas and turtles make good choices as pets for allergy sufferers.
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Dust Allergies

Overview

A common trigger for indoor allergiesX indoor allergies
Characterised by an overreaction of the immune system to certain allergens (see Allergens) commonly found indoors, such as mould spores, pet dander, cockroaches or dust mites (also called perennial allergies). Indoor allergies tend to last longer than allergies caused by exposure to outdoor…
, dust mitesX dust mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibres of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
are found in the dust particles that collect naturally around your home. These microscopic creatures live off our dead skin cells, hiding in household fabrics, such as pillows, mattresses, upholstered furniture, blankets and carpets.

Dust mitesX Dust mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibres of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
don’t drink water. Instead, they absorb water from the humidity in the air. This is why dust mites are more prevalent in humid areas of your home and during the summer months. However, if you live in a warmer, more humid climate, dust mites could be prevalent year-round.

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DID YOU KNOW?

The average home may collect an estimated 18 kg of dust each year.

Tips for Dust Allergy Sufferers

  • REDUCE DUST BUNNIES
    Wash all bedding and blankets once a week in hot water (at least 60°C). Use a vacuum with a HEPAX HEPA
    High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter that removes particles in the air by forcing it through screens containing microscopic pores where it is captured.
    filter or double bag and dust with a damp sponge or mop regularly. And be sure to wear a dust mask and gloves while cleaning to help reduce your exposure to dust allergens.
     
  • COVER UP
    Use anti-allergenX allergen
    A substance that your body perceives as foreign and harmful; initiates the allergic reaction. Common allergens include dust mites, pollens from grasses, weeds and tress, animal dander and mould spores.
    covers on mattresses and pillows.
     
  • TAKE IT OUT
    Remove wall-to-wall carpets from the bedroom, if possible.
     
  • DEHUMIDIFY
    Keep the relative humidity in your home below 50 percent. You can get a hygrometer (humidity monitor) at many hardware stores to measure your home’s humidity. When it’s humid, place a dehumidifier in damp areas to keep humidity in check.
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Mould Allergies

Overview

A mouldX mould
Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mould spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
comes from microscopic mould spores that float in the air like pollenX pollen
Microscopic grains discharged from the male parts of a plant when it flowers. These need to be carried to the female parts of the plant, in order to reproduce. Pollen grains are typically spread by birds, bees or wind. Pollen is the major cause of hayfever – particularly in hot, dry and windy…
. Indoor moulds shed spores all year and are found lurking in damp spots, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, attics, refrigerators and windowsills. Since mould thrives in damp spaces, mould allergy symptoms may be more common during the summer months when it’s hot and humid. However, in geographies that are typically hot and humid, they can be prevalent year-round.

Tips for Mould Allergy Sufferers

  • CLEAN HOUSE
    Help prevent mould with regular bathroom and laundry room cleanings. Don’t leave damp laundry lying in the washing machine for long periods of time. Wash shower curtains and bathroom tiles, grouting and fixtures with mould-killing and mould-preventing solutions. Use machine washable bath mats in the bathroom.
     
  • KEEP HUMIDITY IN CHECK
    Keep the humidity in your house below 50% to help discourage mould growth. If humidity is high, use air conditioners and dehumidifiers. You can also use an exhaust fan over the stove and in the bathroom to remove extra humidity from cooking and showering.
     
  • DON’T FORGET THE FRIDGE
    Clean the refrigerator and empty the water pan regularly. Discard spoiling food promptly to help minimise mould growth.
     
  • LET THERE BE LIGHT
    MouldX Mould
    Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mould spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
    doesn’t like sunlight, so try to keep your curtains or shades open during the day.
     
  • CHECK THE LABEL
    Sweat can make pillows, mattresses and furniture filled with foam rubber mouldy. So be sure to check the label of your bedding and bedding covers.

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