What is dust allergy, causes, symptoms, how to avoid dust mites?

Often while home cleaning, playing in a ground or coming across a puff of dust anywhere, you suffer some reactions.  You might have noticed that some people start sneezing wildly and have their eyes red with unusual difficulty in breathing. Although this can happen if someone is suffering from Asthma or Bronchitis.  But in many cases this happens due  to dust allergy.

What is dust allergy?

It may not be wrong to say that dusty atmosphere can prove to be suffocating for even the healthiest people. The terms dust allergy or mite allergy designated, by definition as “an intensified or overreaction of immune system”.  This actually happens due to certain dust mites present in the dust particles that do not bite, but when inhaled can cause discomfort. Hence, if you are a victim of dust allergy there are a few things you can try to get rid of it.

Symptoms of dust allergy

The allergy to dust (mite allergy) manifests in typical symptoms of allergic reaction, such as:

Watery or itchy eyes


Runny nose


Allergic skin reactions, such as swelling or redness

If you suffer dust allergy especially, it can also develop respiratory distress and bronchial asthma allergic. Most of the time symptoms of dust allergy are manifested throughout the year. Typically the discomfort due to dust allergy gets worsen especially at night and early in the morning, after rising up.

Causes  of  dust allergy & how to  avoid dust mites

Major points you should consider if you are the Dust Allergy’s victim..

1. Remove Dust trapping equipment

As we say Nip the Evil in the Bud.    So in order to get rid of dust allergy the first thing you should do is, remove all those things from your house that may contain dust. These include carpets and furniture, as they often contain a lot of dust and dust mites.

2. Keep the air Humidified

Considering that you cannot survive without certain household items even though they contain dust.    However,  it is better to have an air humidifier at  your home or office that will keep the air moist around you. The moisture will make dust particles to settle down, thus reducing the chances of inhalation.

3. Make your house Dust Proof

Cover any loopholes in your house/office through which the dust can enter. Apply sealants in the gaps around doors and windows, because it can stop or minimize the dust particles entering in your place.

4. Thorough House Cleaning

Make sure that you use a vacuum cleaner for carpets with a HEPA filter atleast twice a week. Also, try washing your beddings such as mattresses, and pillows at least once a week in hot water over 130 degrees.

5. Use of Damp Cloth for Floor cleaning

To keep the house floor clean, it is advised that you use a damp mop or cloth as it traps dust particles that may enter into your nostrils if removed with dusters.

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