Dust Allergy: how to cope?
It is household dust is one of the most common allergens. If you think you sneezed during cleaning of the dust into the respiratory tract — you’re wrong. Blame the dust mites . who lives in your bed (pillows, blankets, feather quilts, mattresses, fabric sofas, etc.). These are tiny insects like spiders, don’t try to find them in my bed, you simply won’t see them with the naked eye. They are tiny, with a diameter of about 0.1-0.3 mm.
They feed on flakes of stratum corneum, which consists of 80% of house dust .
Ticks longer in bed clothing and the closet, than on the floor in the house. About 200 – 15000 ticks is in one gram of dust out of a pillow or mattress! Dust mites do not bite people, allergens are mites feces.
Allergic to house dust (mites) is manifested as rhinitis (chronic runny nose), asthma (dry choking cough), sometimes conjunctivitis (redness of the mucous membranes of the eyes, broken capillaries under the influence of inflammation).
Allergy manifests itself not at all, but only those who are predisposed (genetically or due to weak immunity). That is, your family may be allergic in a young child or a person who is prone to chronic diseases.
Symptoms of Allergy to house dust similar to the symptoms of allergies to pollen. Namely: red, watery eyes, clogged nose, sneezing. Some people can have symptoms of asthma. These include: cough, difficulty breathing, hoarse voice.
Do not assume the bed for his staunch enemy, if you have an Allergy to dust, possible source of dust is an entirely different place. It can be: fur, carpets, books, magazines (which are long forgotten), soft toys, especially the older ones, fabric upholstery on furniture, curtains and blinds on the Windows, and the bed, of course.
Do not neglect basic tips purity, and allergic to the dust will never disturb you:
As often as possible wet cleaning in the house.
At any time of the year ventilate the room.
Thoroughly vacuum carpets and furniture with fabric upholstery.
Summer dry mattresses and pillows in the sun.
Feather pillows and mattresses is better to remove and replace them with modern polyester fiber, silicone. Or if you fundamentally want the pillow was feather, clean pillows (special service), as soon as you feel that she was “smelling” dust.
If your baby sleeps only with her beloved bear, try to clean or wash, as it can also be a cause of Allergy to dust.
Wipe large leaves room colors, small splash.
Treat the wool of their animals, brush and collect it, not allowing to stay on the furniture and carpet.
If allergic to dust still prevents you to live, pay attention to your diet, it should contain vitamin C . You’ll find it primarily in citrus fruits, elderberry, currant, sea buckthorn juice and tomatoes. The main drugs that can help, these are the most common Allergy pills, you can buy them without a prescription in any drugstore: eye drops to relieve inflammation with the eyes, the nose drops . Treatment of chronic allergies to dust a very long process . but in any case do not self-medicate. Contact your doctor allergist . he will conduct a test to determine the allergen and prescribe treatment.
Were do you suffer from allergies to dust? How to cope with this problem?