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Home Safe Home: The allergens inside your home and how to fight them.

Published: 15:32 PM, August 08, 2023

For many of us, our home offers a sense of protection we don’t
get from anywhere else. But little do we know, the place we feel
safest in, might not be as harmless as we think. Because deep in
the comfort of our own homes, there are threats silently lurking in
unsuspecting places, acting as allergens that trigger asthma
attacks and allergic rhinitis.

  • Living Room Curtains, Tablecloths, Runners
    These items in your home are part of unsuspecting places where dust mites, pollen, and animal dander can easily get trapped, causing allergies and asthma attacks. So, apart from the usual top of the bookshelf, coffee table, and window sills, make sure to add these to your dusting-off list too.
  • Stuffed Toys
    Though cute, cuddly, and adorable, toys and plushies also unfortunately act as a great host to indoor allergens. The pile in your bedroom can easily become a breeding ground for dust mites, as they thrive in warm and humid places.
  • Cockroach Droppings
    You read that right. Apart from generating fear in most of us, cockroaches also play a role in adding to allergens inside our homes. These creepy crawlers’ droppings contain a specific kind of protein, which is then known to cause allergies.
  • Mold
    When combined with humidity, mold can be a very serious problem both for your health and your home. They can spawn easily when wet kitchen sponges are left out, bathroom rugs are left damp for too long, etc. In any case, know that they are a very common cause of allergies, and they are indeed something to watch out for in your home.
  • Smoke/Smog
    Even if you don’t live with someone who smokes, outdoor pollution is still a concern. When someone smokes or smog enters your home, particles are trapped in the air or your furniture, leaving them inside your home to trigger or worsen asthma attacks and allergic rhinitis.

Before you panic, keeping a home where allergens are kept under
control is possible.

  • Vacuum once or twice a week.
    Apart from sweeping and dusting off, adding in the extra effort to vacuum will also greatly assist you in minimizing the allergens in your home. Invest in a good quality vacuum to ensure that dust is cleared up, instead of being scattered into the air.
  • Keep windows and doors closed.
    Wind can stir up allergens settled on the ground. It’s best to prevent pollen, smoke, and dust from entering your home so you don’t get an additional layer of allergens getting comfortable in your home.
  • Ensure no damp areas stay damp for too long.
    As we’ve discussed, mold spores are a common, but very serious cause of allergies. Avoid them by reducing moisture indoors. Ensure that any leaks are fixed, dehumidifiers are set in place, and your house plants are limited to only a few to keep the humidity under control.
  • Take extra steps.
    Symptoms such as an itchy nose, throat, or eyes, sneezing, stuffiness, and a runny nose, are caused by an overreactive immune system. When your immune system overreacts, it produces allergic antibodies that travel to cells and release chemicals, which cause an allergic reaction. An underactive immune system on the other hand, may allow simple allergies to last longer, and you may be more prone to acquiring other sicknesses. What you need is a balanced immune system. And for this, CM-Glucan is here to help.

    CM-Glucan is a natural immunomodulator that is 100x more absorbable by the body. It produces more antibodies compared to Vitamin C, and most of all, it helps balance your immune system so you can stay protected against allergens that trigger allergic rhinitis and asthma attacks. Because you deserve to be confidently protected, even while relaxing indoors.

    Immunomax is a food supplement made of pure CM-Glucan.

Sources:
https://aafa.org/allergies/prevent-allergies/control-indoor-allergens/
https://lungcare.net/10-allergy-triggers-that-could-be-lurking-in-your-home/
http://www.aaaai.org/tools-for-the-public/conditions-library/allergies/indoor-allergens-ttr


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