A 45-year-old member asked:
what can be done for dust allergies?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Dust allergy: Avoid dust as mush as possible.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Are air fresheners bad if I have dust allergies?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
No : Air fresheners have little if any effect on dust mites however, they may trigger asthma in persons who are sensitive to them. Dust mites live primarily in your pillow and mattress. It has been estimated that dust mites can double the weight of your mattress in 8 years. Dust mite impervious pillow covers and mattress covers can seal mite into the mattress and pillow and may help reduce exposures.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
How to avoid dust allergies when away from home?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Not easy, use meds: Allergy symptoms are expected when exposed to what cause them in a particular person. Know where you will stay in advance, if there is a choice, prefer non-carpeted, vacuumed rooms. Remember to use maintenance medications to prevent allergy flare up. Use nasal/sinus saline washes to reduce dust in nose passages. Stay outdoors if there is no pollen allergy.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dusty condtions at work; will I develop dust allergies?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 38 years experience
Maybe: If you are genetically predisposaed to allergies, you could develop more allergies. Dust allergies are typically to dust miites, but dusty conditions at work are of dust from different sources, so it depends on what the dust is made of.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
What can I do about dust allergies?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 18 years experience
Enviro control: You can use dustmite covers for pillows and mattresses(achoo allergy has good ones), wash sheets in really hot water once weekly, decrease humidity of the house to less than 50%. Those are the most beneficial. Wear a mask when vacuuming or dusting. Or if you have your house cleaned, allow about 2-3 hours before you come back to your house to allow for things to settle back down.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Is there such thing as dust allergies?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Dust mites: Usually it isn't the dust but dust mites that cause the allergic reaction, but for your there is no difference. Dust reduction will help.
5716 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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