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5 Steps To Minimizing Allergies In Your Home

Beth E. Corn, MD, on Allergy Concerns: Part 3

Beth E. Corn. MD, Assistant Professor, Allergy & Immunology, Icahn School of Medicine, offers advice on how to minimize common allergies in your home caused by pet dander, dust mites, and cockroaches. Her simple tips on how to keep allergies at bay in your home include:

1. Purchasing barrier covers for mattresses and pillows where dust mites live.

2. Roll up carpets, take down curtains, and use shades on the windows.

3. Clean your sheets and pillowcase in very hot water once a week.

4. Dust regularly.

5. Use a HEPA filter vacuum cleaner.