4 Sneaky Household Suspects Of Allergies

sneezingMost of you suffering from allergies would blame trees, grasses, weeds if you start experiencing allergy symptoms like sneezing, coughing and itching.

But, do you know that apart from these usual suspects there are few household triggers of allergy?

A host of household things like carpets, chemicals, spices, candles, etc can be the actual culprits of irritating allergy symptoms.

Allergy experts believe that many homes are filled with allergens that can potentially cause severe allergic symptoms and if the count is high enough, you will certainly experience miserable symptoms.

So, here are few sneaky culprits of allergies that you might be unaware of.

  1. Spices
  2. Even though they add zing and nuance to your dishes, for some of you eating spices, originated from pungent plants, often leads to little sniffling. However, for others they can possibly cause swelling or burning sensation, itching.

    Control measure: Avoid spices like pepper, dill, poppy seeds, saffron, paprika and cumin that are more likely to trigger allergy symptoms. If you are not sure about which particular spice is allergic to you, trace to what you’ve been exposed each time when you have symptoms of allergy and identify your triggers.

  3. Candles
  4. Although you cannot be allergic to essential oils present in scented candles, but their aroma can possibly inflame your nasal cavities and trigger irritating allergy symptoms.

    Control measure: Avoid candles completely, but if you seriously love the fragrance, purchase candles that have a quality of less aroma with few ingredients.

  5. Wall paint
  6. Synthetic resins and solvents that are used in paint mostly cause headaches and itchy eyes. Especially, oil-based paints can be problematic for allergy sufferers as they can continuously release chemicals even after drying completely. So, if you are allergic to chemicals, you would certainly experience allergy symptoms when you come in contact with oil-based paints or exposed to walls that have oil-based paints.

    Control measure: No matter what kind of paint you’ve used for your home, try to keep windows and doors of your house open always and allow fresh air to circulate in your home for at least 4 weeks after they dry.

  7. Carpets
  8. Although you love the sense of carpeting, the chemicals used and mites that stick to carpets can trigger your allergy symptoms. Even if you vacuum the carpets regularly, you may not completely avoid the triggers.

    Control measure: Use small rugs and be sure to wash them thoroughly in hot water once in a month. As dust mites thrive in humidity, ensure to keep the humidity levels in your living environment below 50 percent using dehumidifier.



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