Dust Allergies: Overview
Allergies to dust may be related to dust mites or other substances in the dust. House dust may contain pollen or other allergens. If suspected, a dust allergy must be differentiated from other allergies such as pollen allergy, pet dander allergy, or other substances. Also possible are other causes of allergy-like symptoms, such as respiratory disorders (e.g. asthma).
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- Allergies: Allergies occur when the immune system responds to a substance. Common examples include dust allergies, pollen allergies (causing hay fever
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- Pollen Allergies: Pollen allergies are an allergic reaction to small grains of pollen that are carried in the air from various plants
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- Asthma: Asthma is a chronic lung disease that involves inflammation and narrowing of the airways. This results in symptoms such as
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- Respiratory Symptoms: There are various respiratory symptoms of which the most common is probably “cough” and the worst is probably “breathing difficulty
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- Antigens, Dermatophagoides: Antigens are substances that the body’s immune system reacts to. Dermatophagoides refers to the house dust mite. These antigens
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