Air cleaners for indoor allergies

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ByeByeUC
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   Posted 1/15/2012 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone-

My son has seasonal and indoor allergies. The main culprit for the indoor allergies is dust. Anyone have any suggestions for a good air cleaner? Brand, type, ect.? Thanks in advance!
Marianne

DX UC - in 2005 when I was 37
Tried every drug-even Remicade-Tried diets-nothing worked-wanted my life back!
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC!!! Very happy with my results of this surgery-got my life back! :)

couchtater
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   Posted 1/15/2012 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I use a TrueAir tower for my bedroom. It has a lifetime air filter.
My friend splurged and bought a air cleaner with an ion filter from an airconditioner place.
Joy

NRVLaura
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   Posted 1/15/2012 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
My son uses honeywell HEPA filter machines. He has one for his bedroom that is on 24-7. We have 2 others for main rooms of the house. Use of these, removal of all carpet (now hardwood floors and Pergo floors), and mattress covers has resulted in decreasing emergency room visits for asthma from 2-3 visits per month to 1 visit per 6 months.
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ByeByeUC
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   Posted 1/16/2012 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the replies. The carpet came out of him room and we put hardwood down. I noticed it helped right away. Next we are doing the family room. Are these cleaners noisy or quiet? My parents have one (not sure the brand) and it makes an awful lot of noise.
Marianne

DX UC - in 2005 when I was 37
Tried every drug-even Remicade-Tried diets-nothing worked-wanted my life back!
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC!!! Very happy with my results of this surgery-got my life back! :)

NRVLaura
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   Posted 1/16/2012 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Ours run with less noise than a small fan. Very much unnoticable.
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NRVLaura
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   Posted 1/16/2012 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
BTW - when they start making noise, it is usually time to change the carbon filter. :)
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ByeByeUC
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   Posted 1/16/2012 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you!
Marianne

DX UC - in 2005 when I was 37
Tried every drug-even Remicade-Tried diets-nothing worked-wanted my life back!
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC!!! Very happy with my results of this surgery-got my life back! :)

Chartreux
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   Posted 1/17/2012 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Also, when you do dust his room, make sure he is away for that day (cleaning day)
and book are notorious for holding dusts, maybe look into getting him an e-reader
sometime for a Birthday or Christmas gift...
Many well wishes to you and your family...
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NRVLaura
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   Posted 1/17/2012 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
We split my son's room - bed, dresser, HEPA filter in one room; stuff (including books) in what had been the guest bedroom. Put anything that we could into totes also, which cut down on dust.
Thriving Around Chronic Illnesses! The purpose of life is not to simply breathe... The purpose is to thrive, enjoy, and rejoice!

Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, EBV, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Osteoarthritis, Seasonal Affective Disorder, OCD, Major Depression, Chronic Migraines, Multiple Allergies & Asthma, Chronic Pain (nerve damage from a car accident), and Whiplash

couchtater
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   Posted 1/17/2012 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Mattress and pillow covers are good to cut down on the dust mites too.
My air filter sounds like a fan on the highest settings and low settings I can barely hear it.
Joy

ByeByeUC
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   Posted 1/19/2012 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
These are all wonderful suggestions, thank you! His allergies have gone from mild to pretty bad fairly quickly so I need to do all I can to help his symptoms. I have covered his mattress and pillows with the allergy covers so hopefully that will help to.
Marianne

DX UC - in 2005 when I was 37
Tried every drug-even Remicade-Tried diets-nothing worked-wanted my life back!
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC!!! Very happy with my results of this surgery-got my life back! :)

BTC
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   Posted 2/15/2012 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Icare4u - you don't say the name of the cleaner. Please post. Thanks.
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