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Does humidity impact allergies?

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Yes. If it's the air is too moist, it creates the kind of spot that dust mites love. You can check a room’s humidity with a gadget called a hygrometer. You’ll find them at home supply stores. Keep levels between 40% and 50% to hold off allergens. Clean the filter often, or you’ll spread bacteria or fungal spores around the room. That can trigger allergies, too.

From: How to Allergy-Proof Your Bedroom WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: “Indoor Allergens: Tips to Remember” and "Humidifiers and Indoor Allergies."

American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: “Dust Mite Allergy: Tips for Reducing House Dust Allergies.”

Allergy & Asthma Network: “Sleep Matters: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep with Asthma and Allergies.”

Harvard Medical School, Women’s Health Watch: “What To Do About Sinusitis.”

Tammemagi, C. - Head& Neck Surgery, 2010. Archives of Otolaryngology

Nemours Foundation: “Sinusitis.”

Arroyave, W. March 2014. Annals of Allergies, Asthma & Immunology,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 17, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: “Indoor Allergens: Tips to Remember” and "Humidifiers and Indoor Allergies."

American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: “Dust Mite Allergy: Tips for Reducing House Dust Allergies.”

Allergy & Asthma Network: “Sleep Matters: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep with Asthma and Allergies.”

Harvard Medical School, Women’s Health Watch: “What To Do About Sinusitis.”

Tammemagi, C. - Head& Neck Surgery, 2010. Archives of Otolaryngology

Nemours Foundation: “Sinusitis.”

Arroyave, W. March 2014. Annals of Allergies, Asthma & Immunology,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on January 17, 2018

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