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How Do Bacteria And Allergies Affect Children Families – What We Should Do Over Respiratory Issues?

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Respiratory issues do not discriminate among children & adults.


Teach-babies-sign-langugeHow Airborne Bacteria Can Be Dealt With.

My family clearly understood that reducing the level of airborne allergens in our home could be an important part of reducing respiratory issues which could affect us children. Bacteria and allergies were always of great concern. How preventing recurring ear aches was another issue to deal with. My mom was very big on good health & wellness, when it comes to keeping us ‘germ free.’ But anyone’s family will experience unhealthy air borne micro-organisms, if the proper device isn’t used in the home.

How Do Bacteria And Allergies Affect Children Families | Boy having ear checked

Boy being tested for mild hearing loss in left ear due to allergies.

When we were in grade school, my mom knew how airborne bacteria exist and affected the family throughout the year, worst in particular seasons.

Mom knew that there was a dramatic increase in young kids who suffer from allergy-related hearing loss and tinnitus in the springtime.

This also led my parents to wonder “How much worse can it get?” 

So after consulting our family physician, his answer to her was, “Yes! A damaging immune response can impact hearing and cause other health issues.”

I remember her saying that our health is the most important thing on earth! She wanted to do everything within her power to keep our home’s environment as one of the most healthiest and safest places.

That was then! This is NOW! Our everyday life has changed from the way we normally live. It’s a guess, in our minds everyday, wondering how many germs are we breathing in daily, inside our own homes. Our homes and businesses should be bacteria and virus free!

We want are homes and families to be safe! We must do what we can to protect our health. For the health of our children, a great home ventilation system should be put in place.

To combat this problem, that causes unhealthy effects through airborne allergies, which could also affect our families respiratory system, it’s strongly recommended that we as concerned parents, look into this…

We now live in dangerous times around the world! There’s much health concerns in our cities, regarding unhealthy air borne viruses and micro-organism. One sure way we can keep our families safe in our homes and at our businesses, is by having a good reliable “True HEPA” air purifier.

A very good home air purifier will help filter out most virus-sized particles in the air; potentially reducing the chance of inhaling any serious bacteria or viruses in our lungs. Please Keep yourself healthy and family safe!

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Volatile Indoor Air Pollutants:

Volatile organic vapors can cause irritation of the upper respiratory tract and middle ear. The items that contribute to this should be identified and removed from the home. These include waxes, polishes, varnish, paint, cleaning solutions, old newsprint, and much more. Do these issues cause hearing loss or tinnitus as well? (She always wondered this, but wasn’t sure.)

Vacuum Cleaners and Carpeting:

Dr. Edward Kenny, of the York Research Laboratory, claims that rugs and carpets test about 20 times dirtier than the average city sidewalk. The carpet is where infants and toddlers spend most of their time, so ensuring a clean play area is crucial.

Typical “bag filter” vacuum cleaners are notorious for moving more dust around the house than almost any other source. They are also a harbor for house mites, bacteria, and antigens. The evidence linking smoking and children otitis media is indisputable.

Cigarette smoke is among the most significant respiratory irritants found indoors. Otitis media in children is also well documented among families with parents who are heavy smokers. The solution for parents who smoke is to either quit smoking or smoke outside the home. If you choose to continue smoking in the presence of your child, first consider the adverse effects of repeated antibiotics (to which your child will likely be subjected).

Also, consider that the alternative methods that I mentioned earlier, may be significantly less effective if you continue to smoke. This also can be considered as a form of ‘external stimuli.’

Examples of external stimuli may also include outside noises, light, temperature, pollution, odors, and visual objects. The primary focus of attention at any point in time depends on a number of factors, such as how important or relevant it is to the individual at that moment. The mind will naturally focus on certain stimuli and selectively ignore others.

People may simply notice one stimulus, but quickly switch their focus of attention to another one, for example. However, people do have some control over this process, and can exert a surprising degree of influence over the direction of their attention.

Attention Control and Tinnitus is the main aim of attention control techniques and one must learn to switch attention from one stimulus (e.g. object, sensation, thought, activity) to another.

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Author:Ronald Kennedy

Ron attended the Art institute of Chicago in 1980 and Harold Washington College in 1997. He graduated from Malcolm X College in May, 2000 majoring in 'Hearing Loss in America' and 'Children with Hearing Disabilities Around the World' (Ron has another interesting website, https://lovefolks.com regarding Love, Dating & Relationship). A Graduate of Malcolm X College in 2000 with an associate's degree in applied science, Ron also worked with the 'Chicago Area Autopsy Service' which is affiliated with the Medical Examiners Office, near downtown Chicago. The service covered all the local and suburban hospitals when reports of a death is called in.

130 responses to “How Do Bacteria And Allergies Affect Children Families – What We Should Do Over Respiratory Issues?”

  • Ryan Basham March 27, 2018 at 9:09 am Reply 

    Wow, that quote from the York Research Laboratory about carpets being 20 times dirtier than a city sidewalk is rather disgusting! Who would have thought that? I’ve had experiences with people trying to sell me extremely expensive bagged vacuums that are supposedly better than the rest, but I’ve never heard of a water vacuum. Do you have any links or more info on those?

    • Ronald Kennedy March 28, 2018 at 5:05 am Reply 

      Hi Ryan, thanks for checking in. Here’s more info on these machines and why they are important for families to have. Water filtration vacuums use ‘water’ rather than filters or bags. … They are multi-use vacuum cleaners that can help children & adults with allergies because they can eliminate allergens and bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that may be lingering in the home.

      Does your child have sinus or allergies? How can you reduce some of your sinus and allergies at home for yourself or your child? We all know the job of a vacuum cleaner. With today’s modern advancements, most vacuum cleaners are now enhanced with water filter technology. 

      Ryan, Air filters in vacuum cleaners also makes a huge difference. Air filters can help to reduce the levels of allergens. For example, electrostatic and high-efficiency particulate absorption (HEPA) filters can effectively remove many allergens from the air. Ryan, if interested, here’s an inexpensive Pure Air-Water filtration system by Kalorik which I recommend. Here’s the link: https://tinyurl.com/yad35ezo

  • WomensGlobalVA August 6, 2018 at 3:19 am Reply 

    This was recently brought to my attention how important it is to replace the carpets in my home to prevent airborne allergies. I thankfully do have a bagless vacuum, but even though it’s vacuumed daily, there’s still YEARS of digusting junk hidden underneath that I now know highly contributes to airborne allergies! I hadn’t known the importance of replacing a carpet routinely. I figured if it was clean on the surface, it was fine, but I just realized, NO WAY, it just collects so much gross bacteria, and all the germs and everything that are brought in from the bottom of our shoes from the outdoors. Yuck, now I understand why some people leave their shoes at the door. I’ll be taking some of these measures as you’ve offered in this article to prevent airborne allergies, because it’s something that is soo relevant in my home!

    • Ronald Kennedy August 6, 2018 at 4:44 am Reply 

      Smart lady you are to realize a carpet, regardless of how much it’s been cleaned, can still carry tons of germs that  causes serious health issues to your family. Bacteria found embedded so deep in most cartpeting you’d think it’ll take a miracle to restore clean air to your home. This is why through research, I listed the most effective and safest devices for the home. Hopefully, this will help many families.

  • Kris August 7, 2018 at 1:04 am Reply 

    Kids are so important to the future and making sure they are brought up in a safe, clean and hygienic environment is so important. It seems more and more children are developing these different types of allergies, I really wonder why? Is it because of technology or the fact that we are protecting our kids too much these days!
    These products you have reviewed look like they would really help with allergies in the air, who knows what is lurking in the air we breath.

    • Ronald Kennedy August 8, 2018 at 12:22 am Reply 

      Yes Kris, hidden bacteria and different types of germs in the air can be a killer in any family. It’s so important, as you stated to live in a clean and germ-free environment. Children now-a-day, seem too be getting sick due too the lack of non-caring parents, sending their sick children out among the healthier ones. Maybe they don’t know what their child is carrying. 

      The typical age for diagnosis is around 4 to 6 years old. Symptoms—including sneezing; stuffy or runny nose; cough and scratchy throat due to postnasal drip; puffy, watery, itchy eyes, mouth, or skin.

  • Emmy August 7, 2018 at 3:37 am Reply 

    This is vital information in dealing with airborne allergies. My four year old has been struggling with allergies in the morning and been to doctors to no avail. The cold season made it worse for her. I will try one of the products you mention. Keep up the good work.

    • Ronald Kennedy August 8, 2018 at 12:41 am Reply 

      Hi Emmy, Children can pickup all types of allergies at any given time. Caring parents do try protecting their familes as best as they could. Not realizing that a dirty carpet that’s cleaned with a normal vacuum cleaner will not rid the area of deep-embedded bacteria, which is harmful to the families health. With the right product, as I’ve listed, this can easily be accomplished in a healthy way.

  • Peter August 7, 2018 at 11:43 pm Reply 

    My daughter is now an adult, so I haven’t thought about these issues for a long time. I think that you have good information and product on this page.

    One thing I would add is to open the windows and get lots of fresh air in the house. I don’t live in America, but when I was there, the houses are often sealed up tightly in both winter and summer. Surely that is unhealthy.

    Another thing that I would encourage is to let your kids, get dirty, even let them play in the dirt. I think that there are healthy elements in the earth that can aid kid’s disease/allergy resistance.

    • Ronald Kennedy August 8, 2018 at 1:00 am Reply 

      It’s interesting Peter, that you mentioned healthy elements in dirt. Years ago, I thought I read something on this. I don’t think it has ever been any concret evidence this is effective, but maybe it is a good thing. Anything’s worth trying to keep our children healthy. As far as opening windows, you increase the chance of all other airborne allergens blowing into your home, causing more problems.

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