|Posted on October 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM|
Colder weather has begun and we have transitioned from air-conditioning and open windows to turning the heat on and closing windows. Our indoor environment has changed and our exposure to dust mite, mold and pet dander increased. If you are having frequent sore throats, colds, nasal congestion, postnasal drip, sneezing, dry hacking cough, frequent throat clearing, sinus headaches, asthma and snoring you may be suffering from indoor allergies.
Are symptoms worse in the evening and morning? Bedroom carpeting is a major source of dust mite and mold. Vacuuming and steam cleaning carpets does not eliminate or reduce dust mites! Carpeting, especially in the bedroom, should be removed and preferably replaced with hardwood or composite flooring.
Home offices, TV rooms and game rooms in basements should not have carpeting. Dampness from concrete slab below the carpet will cause high concentrations of mold and dust mite to proliferate.
Fortunately, indoor allergies, including pet allergies can be successfully treated at home with sublingual, under the tongue, allergy drops containing substances that cause your allergy symptoms. No painful allergy shots and allergy drops start working after being placed under the tongue.