Articles: Tips for Managing Allergies

Helpful Tips for Managing Your Allergies

The following tips can help to alleviate some of the distress caused by allergies:

  • Use mattress and pillow covers and wash bedding regularly in hot water to reduce exposure to dust mites. If possible consider replacing carpets with a non-porous flooring.
  • Avoid humidifiers and take necessary precautions to prevent mold and mildew from forming in your home
  • Keep windows and doors dosed at all times and remove shoes when entering the home to avoid the transfer of pollen and other allergens.
  • Change filters regularly in heating and air conditioning units as well as vacuums, to avoid allergens from being picked up and kicked back out into your home. Also consider purchasing a HEPA Filter to reduce the allergens present
  • If you have a pet, try to bathe them at least weekly and create an allergy-free zone in your bedroom where pet access is prohibited. Also, try to wipe down all surfaces once a week to remove any pet dander which may have collected.

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Dr. Tarpay featured on KFOR-TV

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Oklahoma City, OK, is one of the worst cities in the nation for allergies. Dr. Tarpay offers tips to keep pollen at bay:

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