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Factors To Consider When Buying An Allergy Control Product
By Masni Rizal Mansor
A wide variety of control products are available both online and in stores. The selection can be mind-boggling and confusing. Depending on your type, or types, of allergies, some items can be good purchases while others will be less than effective.

There are several factors to keep in mind when being a smart consumer of control products. Cost, effectiveness and number of items needed are all things that you should consider.


Unfortunately, a lot of control products are expensive. But you can use the Internet to find items being sold at a discount, but beware of items like HEPA filters, that you might find being sold for much less than you've seen elsewhere. Sometimes you do get what you pay for, and quality can be low.

Be sure to use reputable online stores and brick-and-mortar businesses. Ask your doctor where he suggests shopping for things like nonirritating cleaning supplies, dust mite covers and non-allergenic air conditioner and heating filters.


Stick with items your doctor or allergist suggests. If you try an control product they don't recommend and it seems to help with your symptoms, great. However, your doctor will

know what has been effective for his patients in the past and he won't want you to waste money.

There are quite a few debates about which control products are effective. HEPA filters are often compared to air ionizers. Some experts say mattress and pillow covers are effective against dust mites, but the special bedding and sheets are not. Be sure to do your homework and do lots of research before ordering any control product you are not familiar with.

Number of Items Needed

To get the closest you can to an allergen-free home, you may need a lot more than one of each kind of control product. For example, experts suggest having a HEPA filter for each room of your house, even if you have a 1,200 square foot home and the filter says it can cover a 1,200 square foot area. This will simply not work with air flow patterns and it's better to buy smaller filters and place them throughout the home.

With dust mite bedding, it makes no sense to just protect your own bedding when the dust mites can just proliferate in your guest bed or other family members' beds. Be sure to buy enough slip covers for all the beds in your home. Buying more than one control product each will naturally increase the costs but it's better to allergy-proof your house effectively.

Trying to free a home of irritating allergens can be an uphill battle, but one you don't have to wage alone. Remember to do your research and consider cost, effectiveness and quantity of items when selecting the control products you need.

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