Does an allergy scratch test test for mold and dust allergies?

Yes. Skin allergy testing can check for number of allergens. These include environmental and food allergens.

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Are dust/dust mite/dust mold same? Please tell me all possible management options for dust allergy. Including medicines, if needed.

Very similar. Those are basically some of the things that make up what dust is, and dust mites are tiny arachnids that live in and around these particles, typically in warm, humid places.In particular, they love mattresses, pillows, upholstered furniture, and carpet. Medical treatment would include a long acting antihistamine, a leukotriene, a prescription nasal spray(s) and/or even allergy shots. . Read more...
Dust mites etc. House dust is a mixture of different particles in the air around home including food, other debris and pollen etc, which can be cause of allergies. House mites are tiny 8 legged arachinids insects, from dermatophagoides family, not visible to the naked eye that live in your bedding, carpet, & not removable by regular cleaning methods such as vacuuming. Try special air filters, dehumidification . Read more...

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. You might be developing something known as tonsiliths which can contribute to chronic bad breath. Consider seeing an ear, nose and throat or a dentist. Read more...
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...

How to avoid dust allergies when away from home?

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. Read more...
Agree with Dr Chinen. I agree with dr. Chinen. I also suggest that my patients purchase 2 or 3 pillow encasements for house dust mite. Keep one in their suitcase. They cost about $10 each. Use it on the trip & hopefully remember to take it when coming home. True all the bedding will not be encased but your pillow is where you put your eyes and your nose at night. Worst case scenario you're out 10 bucks. Read more...

How can I control my dust allergies without taking any antihistamines?

Natural . Consider saline nasal rises such as neilmed that you can get at any pharmacy without a prescription to remove nasal allergies but also using a otc med such as naph con a. Read more...
Dust allergy. 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...

I have dust allergies. Do I need a filter or de-humidifier for my home?

Probably neither . Dust allergy usually implies dust mite allergies. Dust mite allergies are caused by dust mites and one's greatest exposure to dust mites is bedding. Dust mite covers are the most appropriate for this. Air filter do not help. De humidifiers can be helpful to lower the humidity but there is very little data to say this improves pt symptoms. Read more...

Dusty condtions at work; will I develop dust allergies?

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. Read more...