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Can someone simply be allergic to dust?

  1. possum lover profile image56
    possum loverposted 7 months ago

    Can someone simply be allergic to dust?


  2. Au fait profile image94
    Au faitposted 7 months ago

    I am allergic to dust and a good many other things too.  Should be in my own bubble, but it wouldn't be much more tenable than what I must go through now. 

    It is in fact the dust mites that are the problem for most people allergic to dust.  Just as it is the waste that is produced by bacteria that cause trouble on your teeth in the form of plaque, so it is the waste produced by dust mites that cause the allergic reaction for most people, myself being one.

    Why would you think a person couldn't be allergic to dust?  Aside from the dust mites, do you know what makes up dust?  Pollen, dead skin cells, and anything that can be dehydrated into dust.

    From Wikipedia:  Dust in homes, offices, and other human environments contains small amounts of plant pollen, human and animal hairs, textile fibers, paper fibers, minerals from outdoor soil, human skin cells, burnt meteorite particles, and many other materials which may be found in the local environment.

    So you see a person could be allergic to any one of the above ingredients or all of them.  I am deathly allergic to animals, including some insects, so it reasons that certain products of those same insects if found in the dust would cause a reaction also.

    I'm often allergic to my own daughter because she is sometimes covered in cat or dog hair/dander, etc.  Anything with the offending material on it will cause a bad, sometimes very serious reaction in me.

  3. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 7 months ago

    As others have said, many people are allergic to dust and dust mites. The sign in the picture you posted mentions peanut dust. That is a whole different matter. If you are allergic to peanuts, that means in any form, including peanut dust.

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    kellyksposted 7 months ago

    Hello, I went through this question a month ago when my friend found that she is allergic to dust. So actually a person can be allergic to dust. Dust mites can create a lot of trouble in real. I read somewhere that almost 20 million Americas are allergic to these little bugs. If you have an allergy you may feel like you have endless cold or event end up asthma. To cure dust allergy you can take medication but there are many other natural ways to cure it.
    The common symptoms of dust allergy which I know are watery eyes, itching, and redness in eyes. You may be having itchy, running and sneezing in the nose. Not everyone has dust allergy but not in according to places also we can get dust allergy. One can get dust allergy in some particulars areas only. One may get allergy in warm weather whereas not in winter weather. It sounds nasty but dust allergies can cause from pieced of dead cockroaches, mold spores pet dander, dead skin and dust mites. Both pet dander and cockroaches are common triggers of allergy.  You can prevent dust allergies by not exposing yourself to dust. You can keep rooms clean and dust free. Remember to wear a mask while cleaning dust areas. What my friend did was that she covered the pillows, box springs, and mattress with airtight plastic dust mite cover. Use pillows filled with polyester fibers rather than feather or kapok as it can be a reason for dust allergy as well. I also read somewhere that people having dust allergy should wash their bedding once a week with extremely hot water to kill all the dust mites. I hope my suggesting will help you to get a clear idea on this. What all I know is if you find that you have dust allergy just find out the cause and you will be able to find the cure. Take care

  5. docashp profile image52
    docashpposted 7 months ago

    Yes it is possible.Although allergy to just one allergen is uncommon and those who suffer from allergies may have multiple triggers for the same in the environment.The allergic reactions may be mild presenting as bouts of coughing or sneezing.Severe allergies may have wheezing and breathing difficulty.