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How can I control a dust allergy?

How can I control a dust allergy?

Dust elimination: If possible at all, stay away from wall-to-wall carpeting, fabric window drapes. For forced- air heating systems, apply filters on registers, if not, vacuum your carpets daily using a hepa filter. Wipe dust off all surfaces (no feather dusters). Keep away dust collectors - books, stuffed animals from bedrooms. Encase mattresses and pillows in dust-mite resistant material. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What can I do about dust allergies?

What can I do about dust allergies?

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. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as dust allergies?

Is there such thing as dust allergies?

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. ...Read more

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I might have dust allergy, how can I tell?

I might have dust allergy, how can I tell?

Night symptoms: Most patients with dust mite allergy have year round symptoms at night or upon awakening with nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose. Dusting or vacuuming can worsen symptoms. An allergist can test to confirm or rule out dust mite allergy. Many things can be done to decrease dust mite exposure if one is found to be allergic. ...Read more

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What can help my dust allergy be mitigated?

What can help my dust allergy be mitigated?

Filters and masks: Specially designed air purifiers with graded hepa filters will help minimize airborne particles that will precipitate allergies. In enviroments where this is not possible wearing a mask is another option. ...Read more

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Are deodrants bad if I have dust allergies?

Are deodrants bad if I have dust allergies?

Avoid aerosols: if you are prone to airborne allergies, go with a roll on deodorant. There's no relation between dust and deodoarant but anything aerosolized if breathed in can cause a bronchspastic response. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have cat or dust allergies?

How do I know if I have cat or dust allergies?

An allergist : Could test you to help differentiate what you may be allergic to. Take care. ...Read more

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Are air fresheners bad if I have dust allergies?

Are air fresheners bad if I have dust allergies?

Probably not: But the strong odor might actually cause symptoms through a mechanism known as vaso motor rhinitis. ...Read more

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