Preventive Care Is What’s Important
How Airborne Allergies Can Be Dealt With
Reducing the level of airborne allergens in the home can be an important part of preventing recurrent earaches, especially (but not only) in children who have known airborne allergies.
Although airborne allergens exist throughout the year, studies have shown a dramatic increase in patients who suffer from allergy-related hearing loss and tinnitus in springtime.
This may lead you to wonder: Do allergies cause hearing loss or tinnitus? Yes, in fact, allergies can impact hearing.
Remember that your children’s health is the most important thing on earth! You want to do everything within your power to keep your home’s environment as one of the most healthiest and safest place.
To combat this problem regarding airborne allergies, which could also affect your child’s hearing, here are some considerations that may be helpful:
Negative Ion Generator for Allergies, Smoke, Mold, Dust, Odor, Germs, Pets, Smokers. (Great For Child’s Room)
This device removes allergens and microbes from the air. These can go a long way toward purifying the stale and polluted air in a home and child’s room.
The 5-in-1 Air Purifier from Pro Breeze is perfect for allergy sufferers, those with a sensitivity to airborne particles and for general air cleanliness at home. It has a five-stage purification system which features a Pre Filter, True HEPA filter, Cold Catalyst and Activated Carbon Filter and is able to capture 99.97% of dust and allergens as small as 0.3 microns. With a CADR of 218, its performance is considerably higher than other air purifiers on the market, ensuring your air is as clean as it can be. With 3 different speeds, it is suitable for small, medium and large rooms up to 500 sq ft (45 sqm).
Damp areas should be eliminated and the sources identified. Mold and mildew are often imperceptible either by sight or smell, but can aggravate persistent middle ear problems in sensitive children.
The bathroom, basement, and kitchen are the most likely areas.
Amzdeal Dehumidifier for 323 Sq Ft Home Basement Bedroom Small Dehumidifier with 50 oz Water Tank Auto Off to Remove Damp and Mold. Perfect for your precious baby’s room.
With ultra-quiet peltier technology, noise is lower than 30 dB, it is perfect for use in the bedroom, living room, kitchen, garage, basement, caravan, wardrobe, boat or anywhere else prone to damp air.
When the water tank is full, there is no worry that the water overflows. It automatically stops once the tank becomes full. The removable water tank/water-collection reservoir is easy to take out and insert.
Dual outlet channel design: There are two vents and built in activated charcoal to exhale fresh air and inhale harmful items such as pollen, bacterial, peculiar, harmful gas, etc.
About the product:
- Perfect Dehumidifier for You: Removes up to 23.7 ounces of moisture from the air every 24 hours for with 50 ounces water tank. Fit for rooms that’s around 215-323 square feet.
- 100% Safe: The dehumidifier is CE and FCC certified, low energy consumption, updated fan and the heat exchanger. Once the water tank is full the LED indicator will turn on and the Dehumidifier will automatically shut down.
- Comfortable and Lightweight : Portable Dehumidifier eliminates odor, bacteria, fungus, prevent mould and mildew, reduces the risk and prevent skin problems and provides a quiet and comfortable environment.
- Ultra-quiet Peltier Technology: Thermo-Electric Cooling (No compressor needed), noise is lower than 30 dB, so you can get more restful sleep.
- A Must-have Dehumidifier: This dehumidifier is compact, lightweight and uses no chemical substance to absorb moisture making it an environmentally friendly item and the perfect item to keep in a bathroom, storage room, kitchen cabinet, wardrobe or any similar environment.
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.
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.
To solve this problem, many allergists strongly recommend a vacuum such as this that has:
- ANTI-ALLERGEN COMPLETE SEAL TECHNOLOGY THAT TRAPS 99.9% OF DUST AND ALLERGENS: HEPA filters are the best way to remove dust and allergens. However, if your HEPA vacuum is poorly sealed then dust and allergens may be escaping the unit before it hits the filter. The Rotator Professional XL uses Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology® + HEPA to trap 99.9% of dust and allergens.
With an extra-large dust cup, a suite of attachments, and a tight anti-allergen seal the Shark Rotator Professional XL gives you superior cleaning power. The Shark Rotator Professional XL Vacuum is upright that Never Loses Suction. It has extra-long reach and Enhanced Swivel Steering for excellent control when maneuvering around furniture. It also has a completely sealed system with a HEPA filter to trap dust and allergens inside the vacuum. The Brushroll Shutoff allows for versatile cleaning on any type of surface, with any type of debris.
•Never Loses Suction Technology
•Powerful cleaning from start to finish
•Anti-allergen Complete Seal Technology® + a HEPA filter
•Traps 99.9% of dust and allergens inside the vacuum.
•Enhanced swivel steering with LED headlights
•Excellent control for maneuvering around furniture
• Brush roll shutoff
• Deep carpet and gentle bare floor cleaning
• Ultra-quiet operation: the convenience to clean anywhere, anytime
• Premium pet power brush
• 5.5″ crevice tool
• 16″ crevice tool
• Dusting brush
• 30′ cord length
• 12′ hose length
• Washable HEPA + foam filters
• 9.25″ cleaning path
• 18 lb.filters
We love this vacuum as it features Easy maneuverability, “Never Loses Suction” technology, a suite of attachments, and an extra-large dust cup.
Can you say “spotless?”
Air-to-Air Heat Exchanger:
These units function to bring fresh air into the home during the winter with only minimal heat loss. By continuously removing stale air and bringing in fresh, the number of airborne irritants is reduced.
While not a significant contributor to otitis media, flying in an airplane can result in considerable distress for many children. Because of the rapid change in pressure, the eustachian tube sometimes does not open properly.
To prevent problems with air travel, an infant should be nursed, given a pacifier, or given a bottle upon take-off and landing. Older children can be given a beverage to sip or gum to chew.
The evidence linking smoking and children otitis media is indisputable. Cigarette smoke is among the most significant respiratory irritants found indoors.
It’s ability to cause otitis media in children is well documented. 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.
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