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How can cutting down on the amount of items in your home help to allergy-proof your home?

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Cut down on knick-knacks (where dust can gather). Check on whether your furniture might be a problem: Overstuffed items often have down feathers in it, and antiques may be stuffed with horsehair or covered in fabric made from it. Curtains, too, could be a place where dust and pollen (if your windows are open) gather. A fresh new look could help keep allergens at bay.

From: Does Your Partner Have Allergies? WebMD Medical Reference

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Jennifer Derebery, MD, allergist, House Clinic, Los Angeles.

Paul Ratner, MD, allergist; medical director, Sylvana Research, San Antonio.

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Dust Allergy.”

National Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences: “Cigarette Smoke.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 07, 2017

SOURCES:

Jennifer Derebery, MD, allergist, House Clinic, Los Angeles.

Paul Ratner, MD, allergist; medical director, Sylvana Research, San Antonio.

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Dust Allergy.”

National Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences: “Cigarette Smoke.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 07, 2017

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