SPRING ALLERGIES

10 Allergy Myths That Will Surprise You - Myth 10

By Stephanie Watson @WatsonWriter
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October 12, 2015

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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Updated:  

March 30, 2020

Reviewed By:  

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