Posted on 24/06/2020

Keeping the home clean and reducing allergies indoors

Keeping the home clean and reducing allergies indoors

Finding the right products to keep the home clean, fresh and free of allergens can make a great difference for those living with respiratory conditions and allergies.

From regular cleaning routines to effective health aids, there are multiple ways to keep air cleaner indoors, making it easier for someone to breathe better at home. At NRS Healthcare we provide a range of cleaning and health aids that can help people to manage respiratory conditions and allergies from their home.

The importance of clean air indoors

The air we breathe indoors can include pollutants that have travelled from outside and often contains allergens, such as dust mites and pet dander, that can cause flare ups in allergies and medical conditions. Air purifiers are designed to filter out and sanitise different airborne particles to keep the air we breathe indoors cleaner.

A HEPA air purifier provides some of the best technology to deliver high levels of filtration and purification which help to reduce the presence of allergens and germs in the air. Not only is this ideal for those with hayfever during the summer months, but it can be invaluable for helping to capture cold and flu germs in winter, making this air purifier a great piece of equipment to keep at home, in the office, or even in a clinical setting all year round.

Regular cleaning can make a world of difference

For those who experience allergies due to dust mites or pet dander, cleaning the home regularly can be a great help. As well as cleaning surfaces, such as worktops and floors around the home, soft furnishings can also be cleaned, either with a vacuum or in the washing machine to help to reduce the presence of dust and hair.

Disinfectant sprays can be used on lots of hard surfaces around the home to keep them clean and bacteria free, or a person may prefer to simply wipe down surfaces with a damp cloth to remove dust.

If someone needs extra height to safely reach and clean areas in the home, they may want to consider a step with a handrail to improve access to objects that are higher up, enabling them to clean away dust and other particles that can affect allergies. Please note that this step is over 10” high and may not be suitable if someone is living with limited mobility.

Caring for respiratory conditions

If someone is living with a respiratory condition, they may be taking medication and using some equipment at home to monitor or manage their health. An oximeter provides a quick and effective way to measure someone’s blood oxygen level and pulse rate, which can be an invaluable resource for those living with a condition, such as asthma or COPD so they know when to contact their asthma nurse or GP.

In some cases, a suction unit may be used in a domestic setting if it has been advised by a clinical professional and prescribed to the patient. If someone is looking to purchase a spare suction unit it is vital to ensure that it meets the specification that was recommended to the patient by a health care professional. A suction machine unit, is used to clear the lungs and airways to improve breathing in someone who is living with a respiratory condition or may be at risk of choking.

To view more of the cleaning products and health aids that can help to reduce allergies and manage respiratory conditions at home, please browse our website.

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