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ASTHMA EDUCATION

Environmental Control Measures

The Regional Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Center, P.C.

Dr. W. Jan Cazmier, MD, PhD – Dr. Shailee Madhok, MD
Brenda Bentley FNP, Bonnie Messerschmidt FNP

Environmental Control Measures for Allergies

Pollen

  • Avoid the outdoors on high pollen count days
  • High levels of pollen occur late evening and early morning
  • keep house/car windows closed
  • Use HEPA filters for air filters and vacuums
  • Change clothes and take a shower after being outdoors
  • Dust with a damp cloth and vacuum weekly
  • Do not hang laundry outdoors to dry
  • Wear a mask and safety glasses while doing yard work
  • Take medications (such as antihistamines) before going outdoors especially with high pollen counts and extended exposure time

Dust Mite

  • Keep bedrooms as clean as possible
  • All bedding should be washable and washed weekly in 130 degree or above water
  • Use Dacron or foam pillows instead of feather
  • Enclose pillows and mattresses in protective dust mite covers
  • Wear a mask while cleaning
  • Dust with a damp cloth twice weekly
  • Remove carpet and replace with wooden or Linoleum flooring
  • Vacuum and wet mop all hard surface floors twice weekly including under bed
  • Eliminate “dust collectors” such as books, stuffed animals, throw pillows, etc.
  • Keep relative humidity levels in the house below 50%
  • Use air purifiers especially in bedrooms

Animals

  • Keep pets out of bedrooms
  • Do not allow pets on furniture or use throw sheet that can be washed weekly
  • regularly groom pets by brushing daily to weekly and bathing weekly to monthly
  • Use air purifiers and change air filters for the furnace monthly
  • Wash hands after touching pet
  • Vacuum twice weekly, not only flooring, but furniture as well
  • Keep bed bedding as clean as possible

Mold

  • Keep household humidity less than 50%
  • Limit the number of indoor plats
  • Use an air purifier with a HEPA filter
  • Clean air vents for return air flow to heating and cooling unit
  • Avoid putting damp cloth and vacuum twice weekly
  • Use clean products that prevent mold growth especially in the bathroom and kitchen area
  • Use Exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom to remove moisture from the air
  • Use a dehumidifier in damp areas of the house

ASTHMA EDUCATON RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS & FAMILIES

Regional Allergy Asthma & Immunology Center, PC

Addresses

2995 Fort Henry Drive, Suite 100
Kingsport, TN 37664

2312 Knob Creek Road Suite 206
Johnson City, TN 37603

24530 Falcon Place Blvd Ste. 200
Abingdon, VA 24211

Other Contact Info

Phone: 423-246-6445

Fax: 423-246-8240

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 7:45 am - 4:45 pm

Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Last allergy shot given at 4:15pm