Although the ideal situation for someone with allergy is to live in a home without carpet, this is not always practical. Some vacuum cleaners excel at removing and retaining particles such as dust mite and animal dander allergens.
Facemasks and eye protection can significantly decrease exposure to allergens when the allergic person does housework, minimizing contact of the dust mite or animal dander allergens with the eyes, nose, and bronchial tubes.
Dusting will remove surface dust mite and animal dander allergens from hard surfaces, but it is important for those with allergy to use a special cloth or mitt that will not simply push the allergenic dust into the air. And while there is no effective chemical treatment for mites in carpets, it is possible to remove more of their allergen.
Knowing the actual levels of dust mite allergens, animal dander allergens, mold allergen, and pest allergens can guide the allergic individual’s allergen-avoidance measures. These test kits are designed specifically for allergy.