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Dust Allergy Symptoms

by Allergy Guy

Dust allergies are common, leading to skin reactions in most cases.  For example, you have get hives or eczema.

It can also trigger an asthmatic attack if you have asthma.  This does not mean that dust causes asthma, only that it triggers a reaction for asthmatic patients.

There are other, more subtle symptoms of dust exposure.  They are allergic reactions, but not with the classic reactions.  A general lack of energy and focus might be attributed to a dust allergy.

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.

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