Dust allergy is an immediate allergic response caused by exposure to dust and dust mites. These are tiny microorganisms found mostly in bed linen, mattresses, and furniture. Dust allergy usually occurs in people who live in warm, humid and damp places.
When you breathe in the waste products of dust mites, your immune system kicks into high gear, producing antibodies against the normally harmless substances. This immune response causes the symptoms associated with a dust mite allergy, such as sneezing and runny nose.
- runny or itchy nose
- postnasal drip
- itchy skin
- sinus pressure (may cause facial pain)
- itchy, watery, or red eyes
- scratchy throat
- swollen, bluish-colored skin beneath the eyes
- trouble sleeping
- chest pain or tightness
- difficulty breathing
- wheezing, coughing, or shortness of breath
- Blood tests – CBC,ESR,IgE
- Allergy profile test
- Skin prick test
- Use allergy-proof bedding covers:
- Regularly wash your bedding:
- Reduce the humidity in your home:
- Filter the air in your home:
- Vacuum rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture and other surfaces regularly:
- Wipe down hard surfaces regularly:
Sabadilla- is a good treatment for dust allergy with spasmodic sneezing and a runny nose. Copious, watery nasal discharge with over sensitivity to odors
Arsenic Album - for dust allergy with sneezing and excoriating watery nasal discharge,thirst for little quantity of water .
Allium Cepa- good medicine for dust allergy with intense itching, biting and burning in the eyes. The eyes are red and very sensitive to touch
Euphrasia-eyes water all the time, Profuse, fluent coryza, with violent cough and abundant expectoration.
Arum Triphyllum-Soreness of nostrils. Acrid, excoriating discharge, producing raw sores. Nose obstructed; must breathe through mouth. Boring in the nose. Coryza; discharge blood-streaked, watery. Nose completely stopped, with fluent, acrid discharge. Hay-fever, with pain over root of nose. Large scabs high up on right side of nose.
Arundo -Hay-fever begins with burning and itching of palate and conjunctiva. Annoying itching in the nostrils and roof of the mouth , Coryza; loss of smell ,Sneezing, itching of nostrils.
Wyethia - Dry, posterior nares; no relief from clearing. Throat feels swollen; epiglottis dry and burning. Difficult swallowing. Constant desire to swallow saliva. Uvula feels elongated.