Precautions to Take with a Weakened Immune System

May 9, 2019

If you have a long term condition that has been weakening your immune system, it is important that you find a way to make the most out of your home routine and prevent the most common causes of colds, flu, infections, and respiratory complications. You can make a few adjustments in your home that will make it easier for you to stay safe. Find out more below.
HVAC Filter Changes
Your immune system might react to different environmental impacts, even if your family seems to be unaffected. Those with a weakened immune system, suffering from autoimmune diseases or long term infections will need to reduce the risk in their home. You can get your heating and air conditioning system serviced regularly, and make sure that your air ducts are cleaned and your filters are changed,
Air Purifiers
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It is also crucial that you pay attention to the indoor air quality. Unfortunately, there is little you can do about the pollution outside, but this doesn’t mean that you should allow the harmful chemicals and particles come into your home. Consider installing an air purifier system that will reduce the chemical count. You will, however, also need to think about changing your cleaning products and using green, sustainable substances instead.
Pest Control
The worst thing about pests is that they are good at hiding and staying out of your sight. That is why you will have to make the most out of your available services and get the hidden spaces checked by a professional Pest Control company. You can get a regular survey and spot the danger before your home becomes infested. Whether it is rodent droppings or bugs that pose a danger to your health, you will have to nip it in the bud.  
Pollen Protection
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Those suffering from hay fever will have a hard time to breathe during the peak season. You can use various pollen filters for your car, and the same technology is available for your home. If you would like to avoid cold and flu, you will need to first take care of the allergies, as they can cause inflammation that will make you more vulnerable to bacterial and viral infections. You will have to look through your house plants, as well. Some of them might look like they are not flowering, but they constantly release pollen.
Mold Prevention
If there is a hidden danger in your home that is hard to spot, it is mold. The more crowded your house is, the more likely the small, enclosed spaces will suffer from condensation and dampness, which will result in mold growing in your living space. There are certain ways you can prevent mold; antibacterial sprays, proper ventilation, extractor fans, or a special dehumidifier installed in the affected rooms.

If you are suffering from a long term condition or have a weakened immune system, it is important that you make the most out of your home environment and prevent complications, using the above methods.

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