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How to Prevent Winter ALLERGIES…

 

As the temperature drops with the coming of autumn, so too does the pollen count. Allergy sufferers might think they can breathe a sigh of relief, but in reality, this may not be the case…

 

Following the unseasonable wet start to the year, mould has become a problem, triggering a worsening of allergy attacks and asthma episodes. On top of this, there is also the annual autumn indoor spike in the dust mite population.
Indeed, studies at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney show that dust mite levels can increase two to three-fold during late autumn, compared with summer levels. And while dust mite levels can then decline over winter, allergy sufferers often come into closer contact with the source of their constant irritant.ion spike, which can make conditions pretty uncomfortable for allergy sufferers.
What Can You Do?
Bedding, rugs, stored woollen clothes, carpets are all ideal breading grounds for dust mites. Be sure to clean all of these types of items, especially those that have been in storage, before use. In winter, the temptation might be to keep windows and doors closed, but this can exacerbate the problem, leading to poor ventilation which can aid the growth of mould.
So be sure to clean those items where dust mites love to grow, and encourage fresh airflow thought your home. Be sure to venture outside as often as time permits as the air outside in winter can often provide some relief away from these two nasty allergens.

 

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