Allergic reactions, also known as the immune response of the body, occur to fight against foreign substances found in the environment. These substances trigger a hypersensitivity reaction. Hypersensitivity is an ‘’inappropriate immune response to common, typically harmless antigens (foreign substances), ranging from minor (atopic dermatitis and rhinitis) to severe manifestations (anaphylaxis, anaphylactoid and asthma)’’(1).
These foreign substances include food, pet dander, insect stings and medications. Some people are more sensitive to pet hair due to their hypersensitive immune systems. Pet hair can trigger the degranulation of mast cells and basophilic cells. These two cells are responsible for causing an allergic reaction. The prevalence of allergies is 1.6% annually(2).
Reducing your exposure to the things that trigger your allergy signs and symptoms (allergens) is crucial to avoid flare of up allergic reactions. Here are some tips to avoid allergy triggers to common substances such as pollen:
An air purifier cleanses indoor air and removes particles and chemicals which cause allergic reactions:
General air purifiers can dramatically increase the quality of the air around you. However, if you are suffering from allergies, you will want to choose an air purifier that is designed to remove airborne allergens. In most cases, this means choosing an air purifier with several layers of filtration: 1) a pre-filter to remove large particles such as pet hair, dander and pollen, 2) a HEPA filter to remove smaller irritants floating in the air, as well as 3) a robust carbon filter to remove chemicals and odors that can cause sensitivity and flare up of allergies. In contrast, cheaper air purifiers at your local store may not provide adequate filtration capabilities to adequately remove allergens.
Here are our recommendations for the best air purifiers for allergies. Click on the title of the product to learn more.
True to its name, this air purifier was made with allergies in mind. It is equipped with a powerful medical-grade HEPA filter, as well as a unique military-grade HEGA carbon filter. These filters work together to remove allergens from the air around you. It was made to reduce asthma attacks, coughing, and even improve sleep quality. Austin Air is a trusted brand chosen by government organizations, including the American Red Cross and FEMA, and has been clinically proven in studies with leading healthcare institutions such as John Hopkins.
This multipurpose air purifier was made to purify air with extra care. It works on viruses, smoke, chemicals, allergens, making it an effective all-purpose machine. This system is ideal for allergy sufferers with its medical-grade HEPA filter and offers support for up to 1500 square feet. As an added bonus, it is also incredibly low maintenance and durable, making it an easy and comfortable investment.
The Air Medic Pro 5 is a wonderful system that has been designed to target allergens. With a medical-grade HEPA filter and a powerful carbon filter, this device is great for cleansing the air impurities. In addition to targeting spores and traditional allergens, the Air Medic Pro 5 is effective at combatting mold, which can cause serious adverse health effects. Many people unknowingly suffer from mold allergies and mold can lead to bigger health risks as well. This purifier removes mold and dust from the air as well as allergens such as pet dander and insect waste.
This advanced model, the Air Medic Pro 5 Plus is designed to offer everything that a basic efficacious model offers and more. With this powerful device, you can breathe freely without any fear of viruses, bacteria, mold, chemicals, and allergens, it offers support for an area up to 1500 square feet and is recommended for home or office environments. With its super high-efficiency HEPA filter and three-inch deep carbon bed, the Air Medic Pro 5 is ready to tackle any challenge. This filter will clear your air and can dramatically reduce allergy symptoms.
The Enviroklenz UV-C is a mobile air purification system trusted by many people, business owners, medical and dental practices to keep patients and employees safe with clean air. This ideal device is equipped with high-quality technology that delivers optimal results. It treats viruses, bacteria, mold, and allergens. Even better, it is equipped with germ-killing UVC light that keeps air clean from germs. With a hospital-grade HEPA filter and military-grade technology, this model offers support for up to 1000 square feet and can help allergy sufferers to breathe easier by removing dust, mold and other allergy triggers. With this system, breathing difficulties usually resolve.
The Enviroklenz Mobile Air System was made to quickly clean the air. Designed with hospital-grade filtration and military-grade chemical removal, this one purifier does an excellent job as a purifier. This device offers great support at home or in small offices with its 1000 square foot range. It targets allergens, mold, and viruses. Its mobile build technology allows you to move it from room to room and is a great pick for those who prefer facilities at hand!
The I600 is designed to provide relief from asthma, allergies and door. It features an ultra-air filtration system and a medical grade HEPA filter to remove dander, pollen, bacteria, viruses, mold and irritants which trigger symptoms in numerous people suffering from asthma and allergies. With a filtration surface of 100 square feet, it offers effective particle removal. Users who live in areas prone to mold will find this device to be an exceptional option, particularly during the cold season when the indoors are heated.
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