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    Make Your Child’s Bedroom Allergy-Free

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    Control Cockroaches

    Cockroach droppings can cause severe allergy symptoms in some people. They're often found in kitchens. They can easily make their way to other rooms.

    Crumbs are a calling card to cockroaches. Make bedrooms no-food zones.

    Better yet, hire a service to rid your home of cockroaches. Seal any cracks or leaks that they may use to get into your house.
     

    More Tips

    These overall home strategies can also help:

    • Ban smoking from the house. Tobacco smoke is not an allergen, but it can be an irritant and aggravate allergy or asthma symptoms.
    • Dust and vacuum the house using a HEPA filter at least once a week.
    • Change the filter in your furnace before winter and every 3 months.
    • Keep windows closed during high-pollen time. Use air conditioning instead.
    • Don’t wear your shoes in the house. Leave them at the door to lessen the outside allergens you track in.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD on October 29, 2014
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