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Can forced air heaters trigger allergies?
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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No, but as a simple precaution you should change your air filters at least every 3 months.
If your child develops dust mite allergy, then dirty air vents can be a trigger of allergy symptoms, but forced air heaters in themselves will not trigger allergy per se.

In brief: No
No, but as a simple precaution you should change your air filters at least every 3 months.
If your child develops dust mite allergy, then dirty air vents can be a trigger of allergy symptoms, but forced air heaters in themselves will not trigger allergy per se.
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
Many people who have allergies are allergic to house dust.
Running the forced hot air can circulate this in the house. Using a good filter in the heating system and using an air purifier in the child's room might help reduce some of the exposure.

In brief: Yes
Many people who have allergies are allergic to house dust.
Running the forced hot air can circulate this in the house. Using a good filter in the heating system and using an air purifier in the child's room might help reduce some of the exposure.
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
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