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A change in weather condition increasesthe cases of seasonal allergies with patients suffering from running nose, sneezing, cough, and rashes on the skin. Apart from these, some people also suffer from breathing problems, sore throat, itchy skin, etc.
House Dust mites - The microscopic bugs flourish in mattresses and bedding. When their droppings and remains become airborne, they cause allergy to people.
Indoor Mold - This fungus thrives in damp, humid areas such as basements, cellars, and bathrooms. When its spores get into the air, they can trigger an allergy.
Ms. Kanchan Naikawadi, Preventive Healthcare Specialist, Indus Health Plus says, "During winter season people also tend to fall prey to indoor allergies likedust mites, and indoor mold as they spend more time inside during this season. Mold and house dust mites can also trigger asthma, causing coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. There is also rise seen in pollution levels across city. To prevent such allergies it is advisable to keep the house and surrounding clean s well as maintain proper hygiene".
How to prevent allergies
The prevention of such allergies is a bithard unless the cause of the allergy is not known. In order to identify the cause of allergy i.e. whether it's from dust or the food, there is a specific blood test called comprehensive allergy test which is helpful. Once the cause of allergy is known then the necessary measures or treatment can be taken into consideration.
Prevention form mold and dust mites:
The dos and don'ts for someone who is allergic:
The article has been contributed by Ms. Kanchan Naikawadi, Preventive Healthcare Specialist, Indus Health Plus
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