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If i'm allergic to dust mites and have asthma and i'm waking up with a stuffed nose and hacking up sticky clear/yellow mucus should I take albuterol?

If i'm allergic to dust mites and have asthma and i'm waking up with a stuffed nose and hacking up sticky clear/yellow mucus should I take albuterol?

Stuffy nose: It probably makes more sense to take an intranasal steroid then albuterol. Don't forget to put dust mite proof covers on your pillows, mattress and boxspring. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Dust Mite Allergy (Definition)

Dust mite allergy is an abnormal immune response to the typically benign dust mite protein. Dust mites are present in most houses found in the bedding, carpets and fabrics. The dust mite is microscopic but it's droppings and body parts trigger allergic symptoms in sensitized individuals. Symptoms usually include nasal congestion, discharge, sneezing and eye symptoms. It can ...Read more


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I have asthma and dust mite allergy for almost last 10 years. Can I take levolin inhaler and cetrigine 10mg together for asthma and dust mite allergy?

I have asthma and dust mite allergy for almost last 10 years.
Can I take levolin inhaler and cetrigine 10mg together for asthma and dust mite allergy?

Non specific: Asthma and allergy medicines would help control your symptoms, but if you are sure allergic to dust mites, you first need to avoid exposure as much as you can by using environmental control measures, and if still symptomatic, ask an experienced allergist whether you are a candidate for specific immunotherapy against dust mites, goodluck ...Read more

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Bad breath problem mainly in summer.Asthma and tuberculosis tests are negative. My doctor says that I have dust allergies. Please advise me.

Bad breath problem mainly in summer.Asthma and tuberculosis tests are negative. My doctor says that I have dust allergies. Please advise me.

Bad breath: Halitosis (bad breath) may be a symptom of chronic sinus infection or even acid reflux. Allergic rhinitis with post nasal discharge and mouth breathing from nasal congestion could lead to bad breath more likely year round. Treatment for dust mite allergy should be confirmed and if present treated. If halitosis resolves, then that was the reason. ...Read more

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When i exercise in my house my throat, nose, eyes and sides of head get in pain/tenderness. feel very drowsy. have bad dust allergies. allergy/asthma?

When i exercise in my house my throat, nose, eyes and sides of head get in pain/tenderness. feel very drowsy. have bad dust allergies. allergy/asthma?

Allergies: It's possible this is related to the dust allergies. You should try to exercise somewhere else (another area of house, gym, etc) to see if this still happens. If so, there is your answer. You can also do a trial of an antihistamine like claritin (loratadine) to see if it helps. ...Read more

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I take qvar (2 puffs 2 a day) and 1 singular a day for asthma. Still wheeze. Allergic - dust mites. What shd i do? My dr wants to increase qvar dose

I take qvar (2 puffs 2 a day) and 1 singular a day  for asthma. Still wheeze. Allergic - dust mites.  What shd i do? My dr wants to increase qvar dose

Re-evaluation: If your asthma is not controlled, seek the care of an asthma specialist such as an allergist. It may be necessary to change the medication plan, re-evaluate avoidance measures for allergens or even consider other reasons for the wheezing other than asthma. ...Read more

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I have allergic asthma & seasonal allergies. Can dust & animal dander cause headaches?

I have allergic asthma & seasonal allergies.  Can dust & animal dander cause headaches?

Depends: Are you allergic to these allergens? If so yes it can cause runny nose and headaches. If you don't know what you are allergic to, speak to doctor get an allergy test. ...Read more

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Allergic to so much! dust, all pollens, animals! constant rhinitis, making my asthma bad. Taking 2 loratadine, 1 not enough. Any other treatments?

Allergic to so much! dust, all pollens, animals! constant rhinitis, making my asthma bad. Taking 2 loratadine, 1 not enough. Any other treatments?

Allergy: You can try to take a shower before going to bed. Also nasal saline rinses can be of some help. Now if there is no relief your last resource would be benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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I wake up w/ itchy watery eyes, runny nose. my room is really dusty. am i allergic to dust? if yes, is it bad that i expose myself to allergens every

I wake up w/ itchy watery eyes, runny nose. my room is really dusty. am i allergic to dust? if yes, is it bad that i expose myself to allergens every

Yes: The most logical approach for allergy is avoidance. However dust may not be the only thing you are allergic to since this is the beginning of the pollen season in your area as the weather starts to warm up along with the melted snow. ...Read more

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How does one become allergic to dust?

How does one become allergic to dust?

Dust mite contact: Dust mites live in bedding, carpeting & upholstered furniture but not in vinyl-covered crib mattresses. Enzymes in their fecal pellets trigger an immune response when they contact the skin or when they are inhaled into the lungs. These same enzymes may digest the seal between skin & airway cells permitting them to penetrate deeply where processing by the immune system elicits an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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How to know if i'm allergic to dust ?

Dust allergy: If you sneeze or wheeze or cough when cleaning a dusty room you could be allergic to dust. See an allergist and he can verify your allergy by testing you ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more