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Asthmatics: how to clean your home without being expose to allergens that causes your asthma to get bad?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Use HEPA filters

Good vacuum cleaners have a hepa filter in their exhaust line to remove allergens before they get kicked up in the air; you should get a vacuum cleaner of this type.
Wearing a dust mask while you clean, and a carbon-filter mask if your asthma is triggered by fumes from cleaning chemicals, will help as well.

In brief: Use HEPA filters

Good vacuum cleaners have a hepa filter in their exhaust line to remove allergens before they get kicked up in the air; you should get a vacuum cleaner of this type.
Wearing a dust mask while you clean, and a carbon-filter mask if your asthma is triggered by fumes from cleaning chemicals, will help as well.
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Face masks also

Hepa filters as essential, but if there is so much dust in your home to start with, wear an n95 face mask or dust mask while cleaning and afterwards.
If the dust still bothers you, hire someone to clean your place the first 1-2 times until the dust is reduced enough - and then keep it very clean. Dust everyday.

In brief: Face masks also

Hepa filters as essential, but if there is so much dust in your home to start with, wear an n95 face mask or dust mask while cleaning and afterwards.
If the dust still bothers you, hire someone to clean your place the first 1-2 times until the dust is reduced enough - and then keep it very clean. Dust everyday.
Dr. William Walsh
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