Dust Allergy Signs: Common Causes Of Kids Allergies & Symptoms Of Dust In Your Home.
Dust allergies and dust mite allergy symptoms kind of go hand-in-hand. Breathing is made difficult when one is allergic to dust.
It can also trigger an allergy induced asthma attack. Symptoms can include coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Some studies indicate that about 20 million people in the U.S. are allergic to dust and dust mites.
Dust mites prefer temperatures of 70 degrees F or higher and humidity around 80% and peak between July and August due to warmer weather and temperatures. They survive by eating dead flaky flesh that we and our pets constantly drop.
Dust is everywhere in our homes. You find it on the floor, under the beds, on the shelves, tables, and desks. It's on the lamp shade, computer, keyboards, plants, and on top of the door jams.
One small piece of dust can include pet dander, dead skin, and dust mites. Cockroaches can also trigger an allergic reaction. Their waste and saliva can be everywhere. If you see a roach you can bet there are 500 more that are unseen. Hiding. Just waiting to come out when you're gone.
Common Allergy Symptoms With Dust
If you have a dust mite or dust allergy that triggers an asthma attack, the symptoms listed above will probably be more severe.
The simplest way to reduce your symptoms is to reduce your exposure to dust. Go into each room and give it a good once-over, perhaps once a month thereafter. Really good. Move tables, chairs, beds, bookcases (if possible) and anything else that may harbor dust. Clean it with a wet rag and dry completely.
Vacuum carpets or clean hard flooring with a damp rag. Remember to get all the corners. Get your vacuum extension and clean the corners of the walls. Cobwebs love to hide in those places. Remember the ceiling fan blades and on top of the doors.
If you think you have a dust allergy or an intolerance it's best to talk to your doctor or allergist. Another good avenue is a local chiropractor that does Applied Kinesiology Muscle Testing for allergies. The doctor, allergist, or chiropractor can perform a series of tests to determine the root cause of the allergy and treat it accordingly.
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