ALLERGY SKIN TESTING
Skin testing is considers gold standard
BLOOD TESTING FOR ALLERGIES
Blood tests are easy and cover much more than skin tests although they are considered inferior to skin tests
Experience tells me they work
Ask your doctor.
My family has been taking them annually for years and i think our sick time has been reduced
We get our shots from Ashoka Hospital, Malad East
They’re not too expensive and your reduced on cough, cold, fever and worse will easily make up for the cost.
Sanofi has started marketing in India although we have been taking ones manufactured in Europe.
Those bird’s droppings are a major contributes to asthma
Cover your A/Cs with grills so they can’t access them
Install pigeon nets for your windows
Be considerate to your neighbours and don’t feed these birds.
I may still call a Fire engine to save an entrapped pigeon but I wouldn’t provide food and water to increase their brood.
SUN DRIED MATRESSES
If you have an open space or terrace put your matresses out in the sun in summer
Unfortunately I don’t have the space.
DUST MITE MATRESS AND PILLOW PROTECTORS
Bought mine from Trance at Amazon
They lock most of the mites as they enclose the bed with their zippers
A cheap substitute is plastic sheets. I use both.
HEPA VACCUM CLEANER-which kills UV rays
I bought mine from Eureka Forbes. It kills the mites in furnishings with its UV rays
HEATED WASHING MACHINES to kill dust mites
It has to heat above 60 degrees or 135 F
Available from Bosch and Siemens
Check for other cheaper manufacturers
Plenty of options from 3M
I have Phillips. Check for one adequate for your room size
Dyson has one that sucks in carbon monoxide as well
I don’t have one but there are some on Amazon
RESPIROMETER for increasing lung capacity
Especially if you buy two and compete with your child
For excercise to improve lung capacity
MOULDS in WARDROBES
If wooden get them painted/varnished again
Air them when the weather is dry..keep the doors open
Use napthalene balls and cloves
You can also but dehumidifying gels on Amazon
For sleep disorders
Cut out the noise…..change to soundproof UPVC windows ( they do not completely cut down the sound but we found them effective nonetheless)
We found Fenesta expensive so we went in for Arccon Buildtech Pvt Ltd)
Beware of local contractors who tend to promise you the moon but don’t deliver
AIR your room…. open the windows when the weather is dry….. unless of course there is some other pollutants hovering outside😜
For a traditional spicy ( kadha/ kasai) drink
Too tired/sick/lazy to make:
Dabur Hot Sip
Just add to hot water and drink