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I've been reading Allergy and Asthma Relief by Berger and Gordon and have come to realize I really do have allergies and possibly even a mild intermittant asthma. I made an appointment to see my Dr but I can't get in until next week.<br><br>
Right now I'm taking claritin and that is helping quite a bit, especially since this was a really bad week.<br><br>
Anyway, I have been reading of ways to reduce allergens in my house. We rent so I can't pull up the carpet, I want to replace my vacuum and get one with a hepa filter. I've haven't had good luck with vacuums lately, seems like every one I buy need the belt replaced all the time. Anyone have any good recommendations for a good vacuum for allergy sufferers? A really clean exhaust would be nice and I'd prefer one that is bagless.<br><br>
Anyone know about filters for central heat/air? Seems the choice is replacable vs permanant but cleanable which is what we have now, only they don't get cleaned often enough.<br><br>
Any other suggestions?
 

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Yes, I do use natural cleaning products. Good suggestion, thanks.<br><br>
I bought new filters for our heating/air that filter out allergens ect and bought a better vaccum which seems to be helping some. We had alot of wind last night too, so it was good timing for the new filters.
 

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We have the Eureka Boss SmartVac- with HEPA filter and have had it for two years and no belt replacement, no problems. This one is not bagless, but they are easy to change. It was also the cheapest one (at the time) that had a good rating.<br><br>
I also use it to vaccuum the bed to get rid of dust mites. This seems to work as well as the dust mite covers I had (which I hated wrestling on and off).
 

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No advice on a vacuum, but have a couple of good book suggestions on environmental allergies. Allergic to the Twentieth Century by Peter Radetsky and The E.I. Syndrome by Dr. Sherry Rogers. Lots of good information in both.<br><br>
Really if you can clean up your environment now, hopefully you won't get any worse and you will get better. Good luck!
 

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There is also a definate candida connection to enviromental allergies. Congestion in the digestive system and respiratory system also contributes. Clearing congestion in the digestive system and respiratory systems often resolves environmental sensitivities.
 

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That is what I am working towards <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Especially since I do not want this to progress, I'm really mad at myself that I denied the reality of my symptoms and didn't do anything about them for so long. I have my appt today we will see what the Doc says.<br><br>
So far the new filters ect seem to be helping, so that is good. I would like to find out what I am allergic to so I can take steps to reduce my exposure.
 
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