Dust allergies are common, leading to skin reactions in most cases. For example, you have get hives or eczema.
In my case, the symptoms are very hard to describe. I’ve certainly noticed that if I don’t do any dusting for a while, I start to feel worse and worse (although it takes some time to make the connection to dust).
After vacuuming, I feel worse (because the dust gets stirred up), but the next day I feel much better, and wonder why I don’t do the dusting once a week instead of once every month or three.
This is a cycle that I go through, and you may find it familiar. As the dust gets worse, I feel worse, and have less motivation. Small tasks seem a bit harder to do. Small tasks like dusting for example. The longer I wait, the less likely I am to dust, causing a big problem.
Dust Allergy Control
One way to control dust allergies is to control the dust, as explained above.
Another way is to deal with the body’s allergic reaction to dust.
One way of doing this is desensitization, where you are injected with a diluted house dust extract. The strength of the extract is increased over time. This reduces the body’s allergic reaction to dust.