Friday, April 16, 2021

Dust Allergy-Causes and Treatment

Dust Allergy-Causes and Treatment

Dust allergy is the most common type of allergy that affects people mainly because dust is almost everywhere and inevitable. It is normally accompanied with asthma. Dust is nothing but the tiny particles consisting of small molecules of soil, dead skin etc. It is easily carried to different places through air since it is very light and mostly present in dry areas.

The main cause for dust allergy is nothing but the dust present in air. Inhaling this air will affect the allergic individual. The cause for dust allergy may be unclean surroundings and the dust rising due to dead skin in and around the place of living. The common symptoms include: itchy eyes, wheezing, sneezing, running nose, stuffy nose. Some people develop skin rashes and itchy feeling all over the body.

There are various ways of treating and preventing dust allergy, such as:

  • The dust mites live in pillows, beds and sofas. Wash them in warm water. Use a dust-mite barrier covers to cover the pillows and beds, so that the contact with dust mites is reduced.
  • Dry clean the beddings will remove dust mites. Keep the rugs and blankets in sun for 3-4 hours to remove dust mites.
  • Identify the source of mold spores in your house and treat it with chemicals and repaint if necessary.
  • If possible remove the carpet from your home since the dust settles well in the carpets and makes it difficult to remove it.
  • Replace the items that attract dust and regularly dust all the surfaces using vacuum cleaner.
  • It is better to consult your doctor to treat the symptoms you have due to dust allergy.
  • Reducing the exposure to dust will avoid or prevent you from dust allergy.

There are other treatment methods to treat dust allergy such as: Immunotherapy where you are injected in series, gradually increasing dosages will remove allergens; Medications including antihistamines, corticosteroids and bronchodilators for pollen allergies; and energy based allergy elimination.

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