Those who suffer with allergies know how important it is to minimise contact with their triggers as much as possible. Unfortunately, if you have dust allergy, you may find it hard to avoid your trigger and so knowing some simple home remedies for allergies is essential. Let’s look at a few effective treatments and learn how to prevent allergies at home.
How is the dust mite allergy caused?
Dust (bed) mites are one of the most common allergy triggers. A house dust mite allergy is caused by the tiny particle produced by the mites. These particles aren’t visible to the human eye but float in the air when anyone disturbs them with vacuuming, moving the bedding, or walking on carpets. That’s why intense cleaning sometimes can make your symptoms worse.
Home remedies to prevent allergies:
Once you know the triggers, it’s easy to see why it’s so important to implement a dust allergy treatment at home in the form of thorough cleaning. Follow these simple steps to minimise the effects of allergens in your home using the following natural remedies:
1) Wash all fabrics
To prevent a dust mite allergy, wash your bed sheets and curtains in hot water or have them dry cleaned. A laundry detergent like Surf excel is a good choice if you want to remove stains too.
2) Safety-proof common areas
You can use “mite-proof” cases for your mattresses and pillows to stop these critters.
3) Clean surfaces thoroughly
Wipe with a damp cloth and disinfectants like Domex or Cif. Start from the top of surfaces and move down.
4) Get the vacuum cleaner out
Run it over the floors, carpets, beds, and furniture. If possible, use a special HEPA filter to avoid sending dust back into the air to circulate. You can also use a mop to wipe floors if preferred.
Do this routine every 1-2 weeks for an effective dust allergy treatment at home.
Dust mite allergy and carpets:
Carpets may be comfortable and luxurious, but if you suffer from a dust mite allergy then they can really aggravate your symptoms as dust gets caught in the fibres. Get rid of your carpets if you can, or follow our advice on how to give carpets a thorough clean.
- Clean your house regularly
- Use natural remedies for allergies, like wiping the surfaces with water
- Vacuum the floors, furniture and beds every 1-2 weeks
- Wash your bedding and curtains every week and use mite-proof covers
- Wash carpets frequently to get rid of trapped dust particles and allergens