10 Allergy Myths That Will Surprise You — Myth 10

By Stephanie Watson @WatsonWriter
October 12, 2015
05 May 2013 --- Mature man holding vaccuum cleaner --- Image by © Roman Märzinger/Westend61/Corbis

10. Vacuuming will prevent dust allergy symptoms.

Vacuuming regularly can release some of the dust and pet dander that’s been collecting in your rugs. Yet a vigorous run with the vacuum cleaner can also stir up these allergens and release more of them into the air. Using a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter vacuum with strong suction will remove the greatest number of allergy-inducing particles.



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Christopher Nystuen, MD, MBA and Janet O’Dell, RN