Dust Allergies

Allergies to dust may be related to dust mites or other substances in the dust. House dust may contain pollen or other allergens. If suspected, a dust allergy must be differentiated from other allergies such as pollen allergy, pet dander allergy, or other substances. Also possible are other causes of ...

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Introduction: Dust Allergies

Allergic rhinitis and asthma also can be triggered by exposure to house dust, for example, during household chores such as vacuuming or sweeping. Dust is a mixture of substances and may contain allergens from house dust mites, pets, mold, cockroaches ...1

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Causes of Dust Allergies

Causes: Allergic rhinitis is caused by an allergic reaction to an allergen, such as pollen, dust and certain animals. Oversensitive immune system If you have allergic rhinitis, your immune system - your natural defence against infection and illness - will react to ...2

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Prevention of Dust Allergies

House dust mites Dust mites are one of the biggest causes of allergies. They're microscopic insects that breed in household dust. To help limit the number of mites in your house, you should:

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References

  1. Source: NIAID (NIH): niaid.nih.gov/ topics/ environmental-allergies/ Pages/ cause.aspx
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ allergic-rhinitis/ causes/ 

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