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How to Reduce Indoor Allergens

This post is sponsored by Bona, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Some people are affected by seasonal allergies, but I have always suffered with allergies throughout the year since I was a child. Pets, whether they’re a cat, dog, or bird. Ah-choo! Dust. Ah-choo! Household cleaning products. Ah-choo! Pollen. Ah-ah-choo! Suffering from allergies is one of the most miserable feelings in the world, but there are several ways you can help reduce indoor allergy symptoms.

Inspect for Mold

One of the first steps of improving the air quality and reducing indoor allergy symptoms is inspecting for mold. Mold can typically be found on wallpaper, shower curtains, the sink, and embedded within the carpets. It can also grow in drains.

Filter Out Animal Dander

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One of the most common pet allergies is animal dander. Allopathic treatments (i.e. conventional medicine) and natural herbal remedies (i.e. milk thistle, dong quai, eyebright, red clover, or stinging nettle) for allergies can alleviate symptoms, but you can also consult with an allergist for the possibility of being desensitized. Meanwhile, a HEPA air purifier will help keep airborne animal dander from spreading throughout the house.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Our immune system is at its best when it is sleep-driven. A lack of sleep can weaken our immune system, causing our allergies to be at their worst.

Stay Hydrated

You’re prone to a dry nose when you’re dehydrated. You can also develop microscopic cracks in the nasal lining, thus making it easier for allergens to enter your bloodstream.

Remove Carpeting

The carpet is full of nasties no matter how often you vacuum. According to the Mayo Clinic, having the carpet removed in your home and replacing it with hard surfaces can make the air quality cleaner and healthier.

Bona Free + Simple Hardwood Floor Cleaner

Just in time for National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, Bona recently unveiled the Bona Free & Simple® Hardwood Floor Cleaner! This non-toxic, yet effective floor cleaner has been certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Allergy sufferers like myself can breathe in relief since it makes the hardwood floors gorgeous and healthier by removing at least 93.33% of allergens! They often say that seeing is believing. That is why I encourage you to join their Bonafide Fanatics Mailing List for a printable $3 off coupon to try out their products yourself!

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HilLesha O'Nan resides in Southern Indiana with her husband, two children, and dog. She's a lifestyle blogger that enjoys photography, flea markets, fashion, movies, music, history, antiques, and interior decorating. She is also the founder of To the Motherhood, Fashion Fling, and The Beauty Counter.


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To the Motherhood was created by HilLesha O'Nan, a lifestyle blogger and vegetarian that's passionate about photography, fashion, beauty, home improvement, traveling, cooking, and wellness. She's a married mom of two (10 and 4) that resides in Evansville, Indiana. She has worked with companies like Princess Cruises, eBay, Best Buy, and Microsoft. She's currently a MadeBlinds Ambassador, Paul Mitchell Insider and Aveeno Ambassador. Additional information.

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