The air we breathe is filled with pollen, pollutants, and dust. Most children and adults are unaffected by these intruders. For a large number of children, however, these simple contaminants can make life miserable.
When you know that dust mites are among the causes of your child’s allergic symptoms, don't reach for the vacuum right away. Vacuuming stirs up clouds of fine dust that can hang about in the air for up to 8 hours and make sneezing, runny nose, and itchiness worse. It’s best to wait until your allergic child is out of the house—at school for the day, for example—before vacuuming.
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