Allergy To House Dust

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      What causes allergies to house dust?

      What are the most common symptoms of allergies to house dust?

      How can I be sure that I have an allergy to dust?

      How to treat allergies to dust?

      How do I prevent dust allergies?

      What causes allergies to house dust?

     “Hotbed” of dust are carpets, curtains, blankets … Dust generated from a lot of different things and the amount depends on where you live, the type of furniture that you have, whether you have pets and many other determining factors.

     One piece of dust can contain pieces of human skin, animal dander, parts of fabrics and fibers, food particles, even bacteria, fungi and mites.

     When you mention allergies to house dust,  first association  is dust from various devices, floor, furniture parts. However, most people are actually allergic to mites are the most common cause of allergic rhinitis and asthma symptoms, which usually occur in children, and during to all year.

     It should also be noted that the majority of dust is actually present on the carpets, curtains, quilts for beds, as well as on the furniture, especially upholstered.

     What are the most common symptoms of allergies to house dust?

     Symptoms of allergies to dust are similar to the symptoms of pollen allergy and is most common allergic rhinitis, whose symptoms are sneezing, runny nose and itching, and nasal itching and redness of the eyes. In some cases, symptoms can be more serious, like asthma, cough, shortness of breath, wheezing lungs.

     How can I be sure that I have an allergy to dust?

     Symptoms of allergies to dust are similar to signs of a cold, so if you notice that a longer period you sneeze or stuffy nose, see a doctor who will examine you and if necessary refer you to allergy tests.

     The symptoms should not be overlooked because it often happens that in addition to allergies to dust eventually develop allergies to pets ( dogs, cats … ) …

     How to treat allergies to dust?

     Allergy to dust being treated as well as other types of allergies, medications you are prescribed by a doctor and immunotherapy. In addition, the most important is certainly avoiding challengers (dust, mites), so that prevention is of greatest importance in the treatment of allergies to dust.

     How do I prevent dust allergies?

     Dust present everywhere in the house and it is simply impossible to you at any time, to keep all rooms in house  spotless. Yet it would be good to follow tips on how to “control” the dust in your home:

     Controlling dust and mites primarily involves regular vacuuming and washing of linen and blankets at high temperatures, as well as regular dusting.

      Use protective vacuum bags for storing clothes which you do not wear (clothes protect against dust mites, moths, dust, moisture … ).

      Pets if possible, do not keep the house, and especially not in the room where you sleep.

      Curtains wash once a week or once every two weeks and it in hot water.

      Remove all soft toys , figurines and other “dust collectors” also books would be best to hold in closed shelves.

      Regularly vacuum upholstered furniture, and at least once a month to clean it thoroughly.

      Vacuuming is recommended at least once or twice a week, until it at least once a month should be more detailed scrubbing. If you have a vacuum cleaner with water filter, you can scrub the carpets much less.

      Rugs, which are located on the premises from wall to wall can be a problem,  you can not just clean up all the parts, that it would be a good idea to periodically move all the furniture to clean places that are not at your hand. Regularly clean the filters of air conditioners.

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