How to avoid dust allergy

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Hena

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Guys,

Is their any medicine for dust allergy. I usually start sneezing the moment, I am introduced to dust, and the sneezing won't stop for a long while. It is impossible to clean the carpets daily, hence looking for a medical alternative. thanks.
 

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A doctor could identify if there was something specific in the dust that was causing a reaction. For example, some are allergic to a protein in the waste products from dust mites. Then you could consider how to eliminate or avoid the specific thing causing the problem.

If cleaning (I assume you mean vacuuming) the carpet creates dust in your breathing zone, there is likely a problem with the vacuum you are using. It should pick-up and contain the dust, not spread it into the air to be breathed. Look for a vacuum with a complete HEPA (high efficiency particle arrestance) filter system.

Having a competent professional clean your carpets with a hot water extraction system could remove much of the dust and contamination that might be the source of the problem. This type of cleaning only needs to be done every 12 to 24 months. Don't go for the cheap cleaners. There is a good chance they won't provide the results you need. A good carpet cleaning company will charge for their work but I am sure less than a doctor would charge for any device to protect you from dust.

Finally, if the above answers don't work for you, try a dust mask. They are rated by how much dust they collect. N95 collects 95% of the larger dust particles. P100 collects 100% of the particles in the size range tested. A P100 cartridge is added to a full face respirator.

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