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What is the best air purifier for a child with major allergies?

What is the best air purifier for a child with major allergies?

Air purifiers: The most effective air cleaners are the hepa filter type and the electrostatic air purifiers. The hepa filer traps most allergens in the filter so that clean air passes through. The electrostatics work by placing an electric charge on all particles coming into the filter and then passing them through metal plates that have an opposite charge so the particles are pulled out onto the plates. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the best air purifier for cat allergies? A big hepa filter?

What is the best air purifier for cat allergies?  A big hepa filter?

Cat allergy: The best treatment is avoidane ! dont have a pet cat - not even outdoors. Hepa filters are very helpful. They need to be placed in areas that you spend the most time (i.e., bedroom). Also, change filters in you central air ducts monthly. ...Read more

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What is the best air purifier for dust allergy sufferers?

What is the best air purifier for dust allergy sufferers?

Most allergists: Recommend a hepa type filter..Not ionizing type. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/air-purifiers.htm. ...Read more

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What's the best air purifier for eczema and dust allergy?

What's the best air purifier for eczema and dust allergy?

Mattress covers: The best treatment to avoid dust mite is to use zip-able dust mite covers on your pillow and mattress. Get allergy testing to determine the cause of your eczema (dust mite or other causes). ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the best air purifier out there for dust allergies?

Please tell me what's the best air purifier out there for dust allergies?

Hepa Filter for home: For the normal home a central furnace filter (filtrete 3m) and a hepa room filter are the normal choices. If you are talking dust mite allergy though, your exposure is mostly while you are in bed, from the mites which feed on our skin scales. Washing the linens more often and dust mite covers can help. ...Read more

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Help please. Could an air purifier be good for allergy problems?

Help please. Could an air purifier be good for allergy problems?

Possible: There are mixed results in studies that have been done. Anaecdotally, air purifiers can be helpful. ...Read more

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How high up in the air should i ideally place my hepa air purifier in my apartment? (I have allergy's)

How high up in the air should i ideally place  my hepa air purifier in my apartment? (I have allergy's)

At the nose level?: There is no study I am aware of on this issue. The most part is the amount of air filtered per hour (4-5 exchanges ). I would only advise this for the bedroom when patients have pet allergies yet insisting on keeping a pet. Overall, I am not that impressed with HEPA filter although some people do derive benefit from it. You'd be better off consulting an allergist. ...Read more

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What is better for chronic allergies an air purifier or a humidifier?

What is better for chronic allergies an air purifier or a humidifier?

Purifier: The humidifier can actually make the issue worse.It is good to use one if the humidity is too low, below 30% can dry the nasal passages and lungs. Above 50% humidity will support the growth of house mites and above 70% you can expect mold growth. A good humidity gauge is important if you are going to use humidifiers for thease reasons. A good purifier removes offending agents from the air, period. ...Read more