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Sonya

F / 35 years

Belfast

Ireland

Level: Newbie / 5 posts

Posted: Saturday, 17.12.2016 / 0:59

Topic: Respiratory allergy

Hi everyone,

Just wondering whether anyone will know the answer to this.

I was diagnosed with a dust mite allergy last year. My symptoms range from blocked, runny nose, coughing, chest pain, lethargy, itchy nose, tight throat, etc. I don't tend to take anything as I haven't found an anti-histamine yet that doesn't make me drowsy.

I moved in with my boyfriend a few months back and we have no carpets in the house. We have one sofa with no cushions. The bed is new with a brand new mattress and mattress protector, anti allergy pillows with protectors on and an anti-allergy duvet. I wash my covers at 60 degrees and we have a hepa filter hoover.

My symptoms have seemed to have got a little worse recently and I'm not sure why. We are both very busy with work and me at uni full time so I try to keep on top of the cleaning but it's hard. (my bf is very messy and untidy) As far as I was aware dust mite's could only live in soft furnishings and beds so surely if the house is a bit dusty this shouldn't matter??? Am I wrong, can normal dust on surfaces cause my symptoms as well?

Would appreciate other people's experience on this. The Doctor's haven't been exactly helpful so I'm left a litte confused about my symptoms, what exactly causes them sometimes and what I can do to alleviate them.

Thanks

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Alexandros

M / 34 years

Köln

Germany

Level: Climbs gently / 57 posts

Title: Administrator

Posted: Saturday, 17.12.2016 / 1:00

Topic: Respiratory allergy

Yes, dust can cause all your symptoms. When I am unable to dust/clean my house I get so bad that my throat and chest feel like they are caving in. Don't dust with a dry cloth, it only aggrivates your condition, as the dust just rises. Use damp cloth.

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David

M / 41 years

New York, NY

United States of America

Level: Newbie / 3 posts

Posted: Saturday, 17.12.2016 / 1:02

Topic: Respiratory allergy

Hi,

You seem to be doing all the right things with regards to using allergy bedding, no carpets etc, however one thing you do not mention is how many times you wash your allergy bedding, mattress protectors etc. Research indicates that all allergy bedding (unless treated with something that kills dust mites) should be washed at least 6-8 weeks, and more often if you can do it, at at least 60C to kill all house dust mites. If you don't then the dust mites will just colonise the surface of the bedding and it will defeat using your covers.

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Sonya

F / 35 years

Belfast

Ireland

Level: Newbie / 5 posts

Posted: Saturday, 17.12.2016 / 1:05

Topic: Respiratory allergy

Thank you very much, guys.

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Alexandros

M / 34 years

Köln

Germany

Level: Climbs gently / 57 posts

Title: Administrator

Posted: Saturday, 17.12.2016 / 1:06

Topic: Respiratory allergy

I find that I cant dust or do cleaning due to my allergy (although have dustmite allergy) as it aggravates my symptoms. Id suggest getting your partner to wipe down the surfaces with a damp cloth (I have a cleaning lady who comes and does this when im at work & she is fairly cheap) however the best thing is keeping yourself away from it and ensuring you arent in the room when its being done. The best way is to get someone to use a wet cloth rather than polish, in order to pick up the dust rather than throw it into the air. Use a good hoover also with a hepa filter inbuilt (dysons have them) and there are other brands. I find the more stressed/ worn down I am, the worse my sumptoms. At the moment mine are bad.

Here are my top tips..

1. Always ensure bedding is anti-allergy dustmite proof (healthy house do good stuff) & make sure you take it with you when staying away from home
2. Avoid being near when cleaning is being done - either ask partner or if you must use a mask. Wipe rather than dust.
3. Use a decent hover with allergen filter - again preferably ask your partner to do this if possible. I found when living with my partner I tried to keep cleaning etc but it made me worse, so he would do that. Not ideal I know, but being well is more important.

Level: Newbie / 1 posts

Posted: Tuesday, 9.4.2019 / 23:55

Topic: Respiratory allergy

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