Tagged With "allergies"

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Re: An Important Voice for People with Asthma and Allergies

Maryrita ·
I was wondering if there was a Canadian counter part to the AAFA?
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Re: An Important Voice for People with Asthma and Allergies

Kathy P ·
Maryrita - there isn't anything in Canada officially associated with AAFA. There are a few national Canadian organizations that do focus on asthma and allergies.
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Re: 5 Asthma and Allergy Tips for a Healthier Home for the Holidays

AAFA Community Services ·
Congratulations to the winners! Stacy G-B Amanda J Rhonda B Amy H
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Re: Act Now to Help Save Health Care Protections for Those With Asthma and Allergies

AAFA Community Services ·
Patients were heard! The Graham-Cassidy bill is defeated. Pre-existing conditions, lifetime caps and other protections for patients are protected. Thank you to all of our advocates for sharing your stories and taking action. We hope the next step to improving our health care system puts patients’ needs front and center and that our leadership listens and fixes the items that are still barriers to care.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Elena Meluso ·
Right now I keep it vacuumed daily in my living room - would love to own an air purifier and love dyson products!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Jessie ·
To keep our living room free of allergens, we have leather couches, blinds without curtains, no throw pillows and wood floors without area rugs. We would love to add a beautiful Dyson Pure Cool air cleaner!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

MicheleKaunitz ·
We manage our indoor air quality through ensuring the home we just purchased has less than 10% carpet/fiber floor covering, removing all scented products (from fabric softener to candles and air fresheners), by using Norwex cloths vs dusting sprays, several Himalayan salt lamps placed throughout the house, a personal air purifying system in our son's bedroom with the door remaining closed, using Asthma & Allergy Foundation rated vacuum, removing all shoes prior to entering the main...
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

MooDaeng ·
We program Roomba to run daily. We don't wear shoes inside the house. I wash all blankets with warmest water possible for the fabric.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Victoria E ·
Thankfully, I find keeping the living room allergen free is a bit more simple than other rooms in the home. Our living room is covered with hardwood, which is easy to vacuum, Swiffer and mop with a steamer. I've used the Unscented Bona Hardwood Cleaner to work well on any spills - and find that effective. I purchased faux wood blinds, rather than fabric curtains to cover the window, which eliminates a dust trap. Our couch is velvet (not completely ideal for allergens), although I vacuum it...
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

hdollarhyde ·
I have 2 air purifiers, that I change out filters every other month. I also vacuum the house 2x a week. Dust weekly and do our best to wash blankets/sheets/pillow cases weekly as well.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Terrichic ·
I have Alpha- 1 disease , asthma and allergies and a non working fan in the kitchen of my home, i do what i can to keep allergens out, no shoes, vacume and dust a lot, no air freshners .... ive learned the hard way to be carefull when cooking things that may smoke or induce strong fumes ( anything with vinegar) they can cause a asthma attack, there are so many allergens all around, it can be difficult to stay on top of them.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

KAndersen ·
We live in a co-op building that requires rugs or carpet over 80% of the space, so I can't use washable area rugs or have exposed hard floors. I don't allow smoking in our home, but we get cigarette and other smoke smells in our apartment anyway from the neighbors. And who has time to dust and vacuum DAILY? I do have curtains - I change them seasonally and at that point they get washed. And I don't use scented products or candles.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

rferrigno ·
We live in a house built in 1924. We can't open our windows because the weights in the windows are gone and the windows drop without warning. In addition, the previous owners had large dogs and we can't get our ducts cleaned because the duct work has encased asbestos tape and the HVAC people won't cut through it. So we can't clean the dog hair out of the vents.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

lisalisa29 ·
For my living room, I have beautiful wood floors. I sweep the wood floor and I vacuum the couches to perk them up and clean up dust, hair and debris/crumbs from them. I don't have a lot of items in the living room so less clutter to hold dust! I have a microfiber broom and duster that I use to clean the living room with too that I love, they really work great! I use a HEPA filter in my furnace too for better air too.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Jacob's Mom ·
We are trying to manage my 6 year old's allergies!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Carbizo ·
We try our best but I have to say, that allergies and asthma get in our way. When our 6 year son has asthma episodes, our only option is to retreat to our friendly abode. He's not to run, and it is hard to make it fun. Asthma is hard for everyone. His room is set, he has an air filter there, but thats not enough to clean the entire house's air. If we were to win the "Dyson Pure cool", maybe our son would have less asthma and miss less school. ☺
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

FreeSpririt ·
Hardwood Floors, leather furniture, Hepa seal tight vacuum for area rug and hard wood floors. Put throw pillows in dryer weekly. Been sick with bronchitis going on 2 weeks due to COPD and allergies. Could really use an air filter for living room area!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

BeachButterfly ·
I vacuum regularly with an allergen vacuum. Have a family member dust as often as I can get them too. Now reading this I will start to find more hypo pillows or covers for them, I love my pillows. I also don't allow my pets on the furniture, they have their own beds with removable covers for easy washing. I work from home so I am always home and could use the relief from a filter.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

KAndersen ·
I got allergy pillows for my son and I - they are horrible. They don't have enough "give" when you lie on them and they force our necks (especially my son, since he's a young child still) at awkward angles. I prefer allergen covers on regular pillows.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

RSkalak ·
I have environmental allergies. We have hardwood floors which is nice. Linoleum floors in our kitchen. I Dust & vacuum every week and wash the bedding in our bedroom in warm water. I also wash our curtains at least once a month. When I clean I wear a mask and gloves. I keep a few plants in there as well to help purify the air. I have hypoallergenic pillows and Claritin allergy pillow cases. We have no carpet in the house. Only have a throw rug which I clean weekly.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

poeticsong725 ·
I try to open the windows to air things out as often as possible. Vacuum with hepa and dust regularly. Take shoes off at the door.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Richard Schott ·
I run exhaust fans and windows.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Annamarie ·
I keep windows open when i can and have hardwood floors in most rooms and dust once a week.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Sharon NutFreeWok ·
We tried everything to manage my sons' allergies and asthma: wash stuffed animals, bedding, and curtains regularly; pillow case and mattress covers; vacuum w/a hepa filter; air purifier in their room; use a HEPA air filter in the furnace, etc.. We saw the biggest difference when we finally removed all the carpets and area rugs in the house and switched to hardwood floors and easy to dust window treatments. It was a huge project and we needed to move out for awhile but totally worth it! My...
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

MissyK17 ·
I had terrible allergies as a child, and through immunotherapy thought I had kicked it! A few years ago i discovered that wasn't the case. I had minor symptoms when we only had 2 dogs, but nothing major. When we added two more pups to our family all of that changed and I started getting constant sinus/ear infections. Through visits to my family doc and ENT we determined I was still highly allergic to dogs and many other environmental allergens. I take 2 pills and 2 sprays to keep it in check...
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

KAndersen ·
I'm not sure when you did immunotherapy, but it doesn't usually last forever. If it worked for many years, you can go through the process again. A pain in the butt, I know.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Sandra Broadnax ·
I try to change my heat and air conditioner filter every month.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Kim S ·
I use all-natural household cleaners, change our furnace filter frequently and do not use candles and synthetic air fresheners. We have three children. In our home with allergies.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

NadyaL ·
I try to vacuum every few days with a deep carpet cleaner, leave windows and patio doors open as much as I can and change air filters as recommended!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

wjabkowski ·
This is great, but difficult to keep up with!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

sara6a ·
Air filters help my asthma as well!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

hdeanna69 ·
Im highly allergic to dust mites. so I have to vacuum the floor and couches, wipe down dusty surfaces all the time. though that just seems to just put a dent in them. it sucks I don't think you can ever get them all. I heard I should put the couch cushions outside when its freezing to kill them. ill have to try that this winter.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

SCN ·
5 Kids, a hypoallergenic dog, and myself ALL suffer year round allergies, and a few of us have asthma. We have gone through the tips to make our house "allergy friendly" and clean/vacuum regularly. Yet, we still suffer. About to start immunotherapy for us all. It seems like an endless battle.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

richwash64 ·
Between Marvin my cat and pollen I feel this would do the trick!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

CathBrad ·
I dust often and keep my air purifier running! I also use a Dyson vacuum, which helps keep the dust under control!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Stephanie Walton ·
I have airborn allergies for many years now and asthma as well. My kids have both as well and the air purifier will stop our suffering from indoor allergens.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

DanielleS ·
I enjoy cleaning my vents because I know it had a major impact on my families life. Dust, mold, mildew, dust mites, and etc build up in the vents and over time affects us dramatically. I use allergy friendly vent filters to purify the air. I vacuum regularly and replaced my floors with tile. I always recommend dehumidifiers for anyone suffering from allergies, Asthma, or sinus issues. Washing sheets in hot water and maintaining a healthy living environment is the key to an overall well being.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Sarah MTB ·
I have been "baby-proofing" my home now that we have a baby boy, and are now considering these tips as "lung-proofing" our home as well. It's amazing all the health hazards that we get used to and even introduce to our homes when we are decorating or lapse in our cleaning practices. When I look at it from the perspective of a baby to protect or clean lungs to keep healthy, it's adds a new layer of motivation.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

Renee T ·
The living room is a tough place because it is high-traffic. I shop on the Asthma and Allergy friendly certified website to find products that are certified to help I was just looking at humidifiers the other day. I have 1 humidifier in my living room, use a vacuum with a HEPA filter and have discarded fluffy dust catching items such as throw pillows, blankets etc and launder any blankets we do use a couple times a month. My daughter has a toy basket, and we replaced the wicker with a...
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Re: Babies With A Dog in the Home May Have a Lower Risk of Asthma and Eczema

Teri G ·
this has not proven to be true in our home. We had a dog since before my daughter (asthmatic) was born, and when she was tested for many types of airborne allergies, dogs were the ONLY thing that came back red flagged! Shows the research changes all the time in what they tell you. Be careful telling people this info! Could do more harm than good!
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Re: Babies With A Dog in the Home May Have a Lower Risk of Asthma and Eczema

K8sMom2002 ·
I totally understand your thoughts ... we've lived with pets since before DD came home, and she has allergies and eczema and asthma. I think it's important for parents to talk to their allergists and get the recommendations for their individual situation. Research, however, can show us the big picture and possibly lead to more understanding.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

AAFA Community Services ·
Thank you to everyone for sharing their tips to improve the indoor air quality in their living room! We'd like to congratulate NadyaL as the winner of one of the certified asthma & allergy friendly® Dyson Pure Cool™ Link air cleaners.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

K8sMom2002 ·
Renee T, what a lovely photo you have of your living room! I really wish I could keep my living space as beautiful and attractive as yours -- my goal in life is exactly that spare and clean look!
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Re: 3 Ways to Keep Spring Celebrations Asthma and Allergy Friendly

Peach ·
During religious services, don't forget the effect that blooming flowers such as lilies has upon people with allergies.
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Re: 3 Ways to Keep Spring Celebrations Asthma and Allergy Friendly

K8sMom2002 ·
Good point, Peach! In years past, during our Easter service, our congregation was encouraged to purchase Easter lilies to honor the memory of a loved one.
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Re: Babies With A Dog in the Home May Have a Lower Risk of Asthma and Eczema

Marie E Natzke ·
My parents had a dog for a couple years before I was even born. As soon as I was brought home I started to show signs of allergies. Allergic to milk was the first one .By the time I was 3 years I was having asthma flared and had a severe attack that kept me in the hospital for about a week. The only thing that helped me was removing the pet from the home.
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Re: AAFA Issues Parental Guidance Warning About New Peter Rabbit Film

Shea ·
Oh my gosh... I just read more of this--and it is Peter rabbit and his friends shooting blackberries into Mr McGregor's mouth on purpose to cause him anaphalaxis. How in the universe did this movie get made?!?! That deserves more than an apology... I mean like they need to run an educational ad before and after the movie in theaters and on DVD. I am boycotting it and I am mad--and I think an ad may help me be a little less mad... because I swear if some kid dies because of bullying because...
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Re: AAFA Issues Parental Guidance Warning About New Peter Rabbit Film

Vnes ·
Wow, That is not nice. That is something serious and should not be seen in a joking matter. I agree a ad talking about the seriousness of that seen should have been included after the movie.
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Re: Improve Your Indoor Air Quality to Improve Your Health

Seraina ·
We had our air ducts cleaned. Considerable difference in the dust build up and in my health! Air quality really does make a difference, get those regular cleanings.
 
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