10 Ways to Allergy-Proof Your Home

Your home should be your sanctuary. But if you have allergies, health dangers lurk around every corner. Dust mites, mold, roach droppings, and animal dander can trigger overreactions from your immune system, leaving you itching, swelling, and sniffling. Here's how to banish allergens at home so you can be sneeze-free.

Medically Reviewed By: Williams, Robert, MD | Last Review Date: Mar 21, 2012

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