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11 Ways to Allergy-Proof Your Home

Precautions for Housecleaners

Precautions for Housecleaners

Some experts recommend that allergic people avoid cleaning their own houses, because contact with mold, dust and dander can cause allergy symptoms to flare up and can aggravate asthma or eczema. But if that’s not possible, there are several precautions you can take before you start cleaning.

Wear a mask to prevent inhaling dust or mold spores, and wear long sleeves and gloves to prevent allergens from irritating your skin. And once you’re done cleaning, wash your clothes in hot water and jump into the shower to clean off as soon as you can.

By Eve Harris. Published April 10, 2012. Eve Harris helps healthcare providers, patients, advocates and researchers bridge communication gaps. Her knowledge of the patient experience ensures compelling stories while her understanding of medicine ensures accuracy.