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Can respiratory allergies be prevented?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The most effective way to prevent respiratory allergies is to limit your exposure to allergens. Depending on the substances that trigger your respiratory allergy symptoms, it may be difficult to avoid them. However, there are some things you can do to limit your exposure. Manage household allergens by dusting and vacuuming frequently, scheduling regular exterminator visits, and removing the carpeting from your home. It's especially important to keep your bedroom allergen-free, so wash bedding often and use special pillowcases and mattress covers that help control dust and dust mites. Avoid mold and pollen by keeping your windows and doors shut whenever possible.

Talk to your doctor to discuss other ways to prevent respiratory allergies.

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