In this industrialized and modern world, allergy out of dust is a serious issue which affects most of us. Allergy is a health disorder when your immune system overreacts to any kinds of allergens like plant pollen, dust mites, molds, insect stings and food. Sometimes it’s usually is harmless but would be enough and more to cause sneezing and cold, which itself can ruin our day. Even though there are lots of allergy treatment options available in the medical field, let’s see how to prevent dust allergy naturally without using any medicines or expensive treatments.
How to prevent dust allergy naturally
For those who are allergic to dust, there are certain things which you can take care off, These starts from your house while traveling and at the office where you spend most of your time. To be broad the things you should be taken care revolved around the below titles which are described in detail in the preceding paragraphs.
- Special room in the house
- Clean the door and windows
- While traveling
- In office
In the air surrounding us, there are millions of microparticles or allergens, and these are which causes most of the allergies. These allergens normally cannot be visible to the naked eye. Allergens can be a fungus, animal hairs, feather of birds, dust from flowers etc.
When we inhale the dust which contains any of these particles our body responds in the form of sneezing to expel these from the body. In a normal person sneezing 2 or 3 times would be enough for one to expel these allergens from the body, But for a person who is more prone to allergies, then it might take a bit longer, a day or so.
Well let’s see a detailed explanation of each above-mentioned titles for how to prevent dust allergy naturally:
1. Special room in the house
For those who are more prone to allergies, it’s better to prepare a special room for them. Even if it’s not practical for all of you to prepare a special room, make sure to keep your room neat and clean. Avoid book, unused clothes, curtains inside the rooms. They are likely to contain dust which will trigger your allergy. Also, avoid chapels or shoes from entering your room.
Keep your bed sheet and pillow cover neat and clean. Wash or change the bedsheet and pillow cover at least once a week. Pack the pillow and bedsheet within a plastic cover in the morning so that you don’t leave it behind to stick dust on it all the day, you can unpack and use those just before you go to sleep.
Use the fan only if your room is fully concealed from the external interferences since fan can pull in the dust particle from outside and spread into your room. If you are using fan nowadays, make sure to clean the fan’s leaf and grill so often.
Using air conditioner is an alternate option. But assure that it is having air filtering capability, nowadays all modern ACs come with this feature inbuilt. And do remember to clean the air filter regularly.
Taking care of these things in your room can also benefit from a natural treatment for seasonal allergies.
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2. Clean the door and windows
Cleanliness is very important for those who are having allergies. Clean your doors and windows with a wet cloth. Since windows and doors are more prone to external interference they might be covered with dust and dirt so often.
And for the same reasons, it’s better to keep the windows closed during the day times. If there is any urgency to open the window, don’t leave it open for long especially if there is heavy wind blowing outside.
It’s better to avoid plants in the room if these plants get infected with fungus. Since the fungus is an allergen it will cause adverse effects on the allergy-prone person.
For those having allergies, it better to use a vacuum cleaner instead of a broom to clean their rooms. Blow off the dust from the sofas and curtains, and wash the curtains once in every week. And make sure that you cover your nose and mouth with a towel so that you stay protected from dust particles while cleaning.
3. While traveling
If you are an allergy-prone person, then wearing a mask or helmet is a must. Even though wearing a helmet is a traffic rule, for allergy guys it should be considered as a medical rule as well.
And if you are traveling in a car or bus, better close those side windows. The air coming from outside contains all sorts of allergens like dust, smoke, germs etc. And these impure air coming inside your car can stick over to your seats, this can make your allergies worse. Better close those side glasses and switch on the air conditioners.
4. In office
Let see how to prevent dust allergy naturally while you are in the office. For those who are having allergies there things which you should take care of in the office. Handling old files and document can trigger your allergy and induce sneezing and cold. These files may contain dust and microparticles which are allergens. You can always seek the help of your co-workers to help you with those old files.
Always keep your cabin or seating area neat and clean. Like said about the things you should take care in your rooms in the above paragraphs, it’s recommended to implement it in your office space as well. Most big companies would be having an assigned person for cleaning purpose. Well if you don’t have better do it yourself, at least make your surrounding areas cleaned up.
Let see how to prevent dust allergy by taking care of the clothes you wear.
Allergy-prone persons should not use woolen clothes, also avoid all sorts of dresses which are made from the skins of animals. As said before animal hair is an allergen, woolen clothes are made from their hairs. Using these sort of cloth materials can trigger your allergy. Always prefer to buy or wear pure cotton clothes. And most importantly wash your clothes daily.
6. Avoid fragrances
Better don’t use any perfumes or deodorants on your clothes. The smell of most perfumes can provoke an allergy diseased person to start sneezing. Even though perfumes do not come under dust allergens. They are synthetic chemicals called irritants which induce sneezing when used on your clothes.
Irritants also include smoke, odors, fumes and other chemicals. They disrupt the inner surface of the nose, eyes, throat, or lung. There is no medical evidence that shows fragrances cause an allergic reaction, but they just cause irritations especially in peoples who are allergic. The key is to stay away from those substances that cause irritation and avoiding any sorts of such fragrances can also be a natural remedy for sneezing allergy.
These are some of the ways for how to prevent dust allergy naturally. Try to implement these into your daily routine and stay protected and get a relief for allergies from dust.