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Old 07-22-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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Severe Allergies to Dust

Hi Everyone, I just want to know if anyone is suffering from the indoor air quality in their apartment or home? Currently I am taking Budesonide 64mcg to sooth irritation in my nose and throat; eyedrops daily to clear my eyes; daily sinus rinse and have to sleep in surgical mask at night. An air specialist tested the air confirming the amount of dust in my one-bedroom apartment is way over the limit for human consumption. I live in the City of Toronto and the health department doesn't have an indoor air quality unit for privately owned residential properties, so I'm pretty much screwed :-(. I am on permanent disability and therefore cannot afford to move at this time.

But I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this problem and what was the solution. I cannot locate where the unusual amount of dust is coming from. It looks like laundry dust fibres but I live on the fifth floor and the laundry room is located on the first floor. Thanks for all input.

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Old 07-22-2012, 04:43 PM   #2
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Re: Severe Allergies to Dust

Well, you could go on allergy shots.

Or, you could try to reduce the amount of dust in the apartment. A HEPA filer isn't terribly expensive, maybe $100 for your bedroom. Wash your sheets regularly in hot water. Get rid of clutter, hardwood floors are better than carpet. Also, when you clean, don't use a feather duster. Instead, use a damp cloth or a static dust wiper. (They sell disposable ones in the grocery store.)

Keep in mind, some air specialists may not be reliable. For example, if they work for companies who specialize in cleaning air, they'd be more likely to say that you need their company's services.

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Re: Severe Allergies to Dust

Yes, get rid of carpeting, get a good HEPA filter. And allergy shots....they can be very helpful. Hope you get things under control soon.

Old 08-04-2012, 07:29 PM   #4
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Re: Severe Allergies to Dust

Originally Posted by EugeneFinch View Post
Yes , you could go on allergy shots. My Mom was having same problem but her allergy problem gone automatically after 2 years . She didn't do anything.
Agree to that suggestion.. Best way to be protected from these stubborn dusts that keeps on attacking your allergies.

Old 08-06-2012, 01:16 PM   #5
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Re: Severe Allergies to Dust

Dust covers on you bed will help, and request that try use the top of the line allergy filters when they replace the filters in your apartment. Also, a stand-alone air filter could really help as well. Good luck, and I hope you get to feeling better.

Old 08-24-2012, 08:39 AM   #6
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Re: Severe Allergies to Dust

Hey, I have dust and pollen allergies like crazy too. If you're saying that the dust seems to be coming from the laundry room I would suggest a good air purifier like others are suggesting. The only thing I would recommend is that because air purifiers tend to make the dust literally fall down out of the air, you need to keep on a good cleaning regimen. Take care!

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Old 08-26-2012, 11:38 AM   #7
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Re: Severe Allergies to Dust

where it the laundry vented? that would be the first thing Id try to find out. could it be on the roof and possible be broken somewhere causing it to leak into the air vents? do you have filters on your vents? that may help.

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