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Dust Allergy: how to live with this diagnosis?

Sometimes it happens that after harvesting, watery eyes and sneezing. This may be the first manifestation of Allergy to house dust. Underestimate this type of Allergy is not: it is very difficult to deal with, it can develop into a disease, such as asthma, moreover, significantly reduces the quality of human life. So what is dust Allergy and how to live with it?

Symptoms of allergies to dust

In the air of the apartment or house is constantly dusty, which consists of tiny particles of textile fibres, soot, mold spores, dead skin particles, insect remains. All this is quite possible can cause a person allergies. The world health organization claims that about 40% of the population of the world in varying degrees, suffer from allergies to dust. Most often it provoked mites that live in it. Allergy symptoms are the following:

  • cough;
  • allergic rhinitis;
  • allergic conjunctivitis;
  • itching;
  • rashes on the skin.

Also, as already mentioned, an Allergy to dust can lead to the development of asthma.

Diagnosis and treatment of Allergy to dust

To diagnose allergies to dust will help special tests: on the inner surface of the elbow is applied for approximately 10 drops of the most common allergens. Then make a small scratch in place of the sample. The result is calculated in a few minutes on the skin reaction to the allergen.

Also used subcutaneous tests: allergen administered via injection into the surface layer of the skin. If the injection site appears swelling or redness, so the body does not take adequately introduced concentrate.

Another way to diagnose allergies is the study of blood. It is considered the most reliable, but it has a drawback: it is impossible to investigate the body’s reaction to a lot of allergens, so the blood must pass multiple times. Also have such a study as a blood test for immunoglobulin E. It will give the answer to the question about the degree of development of allergic processes in the human body.

To treat this type of Allergy is extremely difficult, because to get rid of the allergen is virtually impossible. Using medications to block the symptoms of allergies, but in this case they will need to take on a regular basis.

To treat allergies on the trail, you should consult an allergist or immunologist. He will prescribe effective and safe antihistamin drugs and makes recommendations about the disease.

Prevention of Allergy to dust

If this type of Allergy is still identified, it is necessary to start the constant fight against dust in the house. You should regularly clean, wipe the dust with a damp cloth. Also come to the aid of a vacuum cleaner with Aqua-filter, it will not let dust after cleaning up in the air and hang there for hours. In these cleaners, the air is passed through a container of water, the dust gets wet and settles in it. The output is clean, humidified air.

You also need to pay attention to the interior design in the house: get rid of heavy curtains, old, procyclic dust chairs and sofas, duvets and pillows. For Allergy sufferers it is recommended to use soft furnishings of leather or leather substitutes, pillows with synthetic filling, hang blinds on the Windows, and the like. That is, we need to get rid of all that dust accumulates which is difficult to remove the conventional wet cleaning.

To deal with domestic dust will help the humidifier. Because in dry air, the dust can fly for hours and in the wet it gets wet and falls down on the floor.

Dust Allergy is quite difficult in everyday life. However, everything can be used and adapt, but it is necessary with special attention to approach the issue of resettlement housing, and not to forget the importance of regular cleaning.

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