The AiroDoctor: Providing a safe home for allergy sufferers
The days are getting longer, the sun is getting warmer, everything is greening and blooming. But unfortunately, it’s not just spring fever that’s in the air now: for people with hay fever, the most exhausting time of the year begins now at the latest – with a runny nose and itchy eyes. The pollen from hazel and alder has been on the move since the end of January, while birch, ash and grasses really pick up over the course of the spring. A breather is usually not provided until autumn, depending on which pollen you are allergic to.
Avoiding pollen – outdoors and indoors
Hay fever is still the mild version of an allergic reaction. The far more serious and severe course is allergic bronchial asthma. Here, an excessive immune reaction occurs, which results in severe coughing and even respiratory distress. The German Allergy and Asthma Association (DAAB) recommends allergen avoidance as a first measure, i.e. the avoidance of pollen, which the DAAB at the same time considers difficult to implement, since pollen can travel through the air for kilometers.
The enemy within your own four walls
But it is not enough that nature becomes a problem – the allergic danger does not stop at one’s own four walls. Pollen carried into the home in hair and clothing can make life a misery for allergy sufferers day and night. In addition to hyposensitization and drug therapy, only a strict hygiene regime (mopping the floor and washing clothes) can bring a certain amount of relief.
The invisible danger
In addition to pollen, there are other allergens that can cause mild and severe allergic reactions, ranging from chronic rhinitis and itchy nasal mucous membranes to coughs, skin rashes and severe respiratory diseases. The Allergy Information Service of the Helmholtz Research Center in Munich primarily identifies house dust mite excrement, mold spores, and animal hair from our beloved four-legged friends as the main triggers. In the case of the latter, by the way, allergy sufferers do not react to the hair itself, but to the protein in the saliva and sebum of the pets, which gets into the room air attached to the animal hair.
Healthy indoor air for a healthy life
If allergy sufferers can’t walk through spring meadows without worrying, they should at least have a place of well-being within their own four walls. Here you should be able to catch your breath during the day and sleep through the night in peace – without swollen nasal mucous membranes, itchy skin and coughing attacks. This is the task that the manufacturers of the AiroDoctor air purifier have set themselves. Its quadruple filter system cleans the room air sustainably and without harmful residues: pre-filter, activated carbon filter and HEPA filter out animal hair, dust particles and fungal spores – in short: all substances that are allergens or can become allergens. Also the quarterly cleaning as well as filter change are made in the handling in the sense of allergy sufferers and thought along. The quiet and power-saving operation makes the AiroDoctor a welcome guest in any healthy home.