Joint Commission International
(JCI) Accredited Hospital

Allergies, Asthma & Dust

Things that make allergies or asthma worse are called triggers. Dust is a common trigger. When your asthma or allergies become worse due to dust, you are said to have a dust allergy.

Choose the right home furnishings

You can do many things to limit your or your child's exposure to dust and dust mites.

Replace blinds that have slats and cloth draperies with pull-down shades. They will not collect as much dust.

Dust particles collect in fabrics and carpets.

Since mattresses, box springs, and pillows are hard to avoid:

Other tips

Keep indoor air dry. Dust mites thrive in moist air. Try to keep the moisture level (humidity) lower than 30 to 50%, if possible. A dehumidifier will help control humidity.

Central heating and air-conditioning systems may help control dust.

When cleaning:

Keep stuffed toys off beds, and wash them weekly.

Keep closets clean and closet doors closed.

References

Related medical services

Internal Medicine

Respiratory Medicine (Chest Medicine)

CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

Read more

Juste quelque mots pour vous remercie de votre acceuille chaleureuse, toujours competent avec les patients, surtout les infirmieres pediatriques, pour Sooreeta, Dr Kevin Teerovengadum, Dr Joomye, Mr Joe, Infirmiere Dorothe, ange gardienne Reshma et la chirurgienne Dr Reshma. Moi je suis fidele a l'hopital Apollo depuis 2009 par l'acceuil et leur sympathie. Je remercie tous les services. Meme ma fille, T., la patiente, elle veut pas quitte l'hopital.

M.S Abdallah
20.03.2017