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Claudia Jackson (RN)
Dr Adam Abbs
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A dust allergy is an allergy that is triggered by dust. Allergies occur when the body’s immune system reacts to a harmless substance it perceives as a threat, triggering the release of a chemical called histamine. Dust allergy is commonly caused by house dust mites. It may make symptoms of asthma or eczema worse.
Most dust allergies start in early childhood, but you can develop a dust allergy at any age.
You are more likely to develop a dust allergy if:
Substances in the environment that trigger allergy symptoms are known as allergens.
Some allergens that can trigger an allergy include:
Symptoms of dust allergy include:
There is no cure for a dust allergy, but symptoms can usually be managed and treated with over-the-counter medications.
The first,most simple, and often the most effective way to reduce your symptoms is to avoid contact with what is triggering your allergy as much as possible. You can do this by:
An online doctor can help with dust allergies by asking about your symptoms and providing you with a diagnosis and management plan. Symptoms of dust allergy can be similar to symptoms of other conditions like hay fever or the common cold which may require a different treatment.
An online doctor can advise you on managing and reducing your symptoms at home as well as recommending medications if necessary. If your symptoms are severe, or not improving with treatment, they may advise you to see a specialist for further investigations and treatments.
It’s easy to book an appointment with an NHS-trained GP at Medicspot. Simply click the link and select an appointment at a time and day that suits you. Appointments are often available the same day.
A pharmacist can help with dust allergy by recommending over-the-counter medications such as antihistamines, eye drops, and nasal sprays. They can also advise you on when to see a GP.
Dust allergies are one of the most common types of allergies in the UK. Though not usually serious, symptoms of dust allergy can be persistent, and bothersome and may affect your quality of life.
If you have symptoms of dust allergy and would like to talk to a doctor, make an appointment today.
American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: Dust Allergies February 2nd 2018 (Accessed November 26th 2022)
NHS: House Dust Mite Avoidance (Accessed November 26th 2022)
NHS: Allergies August 2nd 2022 (Accessed November 26th 2022)
Mayo Clinic: Dust mite allergy July 31st 2021 (Accessed November 26th 2022)
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