Health Tip: If Your Child Is Allergic to Dust
(HealthDay News) -- If your child has a dust allergy, keeping the sniffles away can be a real challenge.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions:
- Choose a vacuum with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, and wait to vacuum until your child is out of the home.
- Use a damp mop on non-carpeted floors at least once weekly. Wipe down surfaces (don't forget window sills and blinds) with a damp cloth.
- Keep doors and windows closed, and run the air conditioner (with a clean filter).
- Keep humidity levels relatively low to minimize dust mite infestation.