Air Purifier Asthma and Allergy

Many people could improve the quality of their lives by using an air purifier. Asthma and allergy sufferers could benefit a great deal.

Just imagine. Being able to breathe again.

No more sneezing, wheezing, or coughing.

Fresh Air Are you breathing clean air?

In this article we are only looking at airborne allergens. We know people have allergies to a multitude of things. Air purifiers can only help with particles in the air.

So we'll concentrate on them. We will spend most of out time talking about allergies. If you have asthma please read our page about air purifiers and asthma.

Common Allergens

We will look at the most common allergens. These are the usual culprits of coughing and sneezing.

Pollen causes seasonal allergies, often called hay fever, affecting people from spring until late fall.
Most people are not allergic to dust, but to dust mites. Do you have dust mite bites. Do you know how to kill dust mites? After you kill them you need a dust mite prevention plan.
They're our pets. We love them. What do we do if they are causing our allergies. Do you have a dander control plan?
Mold Spores
Common in damp and warm indoor areas. Is your basement infested with black mold?
Do you smoke? Are you suffering from the effects of second hand smoke? Do you have a fireplace? How can you protect yourself?

These are sources of common allergens. By using an air purifier asthma and allergy sufferers can remove these allergens. The triggers are gone. Allergy symptoms will decrease. Asthma attacks become rarer.

Allergy Symptoms

Well we now know what the most common allergies are. How can we tell if we are affected? If you have these symptoms, you might have allergies.

What happens when your body is exposed to something you're allergic to?

Your body thinks the allergen is a foreign object. It reacts and tries to protect itself. The body releases histamines.

They cause mucus membranes in your sinuses, nose, throat, and eyes to swell. The swelling keeps more allergens from entering you body.

They cause you to sneeze. Sneezing is your body's attempt to get the particles out of your body. Fluids flood the tissue in your nose. This causes congestion, itching, and runny noses.

The most common symptoms seen during an allergic reaction are coughing, sneezing, wheezing, itching, watery eyes, congestion, and a rash.

Air Purifiers and Asthma and Allergy Suffers

How can an air purifier help you?

These particles you are allergic to are floating around in the air. They are outside. They are inside. Indoor air is full of allergens.

Houses today are built very well. There is very little opportunity for air to circulate. This means allergens build up in the air over time.

Air purifiers clean the air. By using the proper air purifier asthma and allergy sufferers can clean all the particles out of the air. You need to make sure that you have an air purifier which really works. We hate nothing worse than hearing stories from someone who paid hundreds of dollars for an air purifier that doesn't work.

The best air purifiers for asthma and allergy sufferers are ones with a HEPA filter. Read "What is a HEPA filter?" to learn more about HEPA filters.

Most of these allergens are 2 microns and larger. A HEPA filter will filter out 99.97% of particles 0.3 microns and larger. It can remove all the pollen and dust from the air.

We also recommend an activated carbon filter. This removes smoke and odors from the air. With activated carbon size matters. The more carbon, the better job it will do.


By using air purifiers asthma and allergy sufferers can find relief. If you suffer from asthma or allergies, you NEED an air purifier. Please don't rush out and buy the first air purifier you see. Take your time to read through all the reviews on this site. Read reviews on other sites.

If you have any questions please, please ask us. We will do our best to help you pick the best air purifier. Don't hesitate to ask us any questions you might have. We do our best to respond within 48 hours to all emails.

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