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Can a dehumidifier help my mold allergy symptoms?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Doctors recommend that people with mold allergy use a dehumidifier in their homes. A dehumidifier is an easy and effective way to reduce the amount of humidity and moisture in your home, especially in high-humidity areas like basements and bathrooms. Keeping your home as dry as possible will help reduce the amount of mold in your home. Make sure to properly clean your dehumidifier, since they can actually be a source of mold if not properly maintained.

Also, special air filters can be very effective in helping you avoid mold spores and preventing mold allergy symptoms. Certain air filters called high-efficiency particulate air filters (or HEPA filters) can help trap any mold spores that come through them. Make sure you install these filters on air conditioning systems within your home, and make sure you change them frequently.

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