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    Old 07-26-2004, 09:26 AM   #1
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    Question What to do about Dust Allergy

    I went to an allergist about 2 years ago and found out I'm allergic to a few things but one of them is dust. I was wondering if there's anything you can do to either prevent symptoms or take them away. Nothing seems to work for me. Whenever I go into our warehouse at work and someone has been sweeping the floor or has moved stuff around (that was obviously covered in dust) I feel like I can hardly breathe. I also have asthma.

    Yesterday I swept up some drywall dust and last night my sinuses were all congested and I had a really sore throat. This morning I look like I've been crying because my eyes have been running water.

    I use a nasal spray every night (Flo-nase) but it doesn't seem to do a whole lot for the congestion. I guess if I wasn't using it my symptoms may be worse. I asked my family doctor what I could do because I was getting a lot of sinus infections and he said there was nothing I could do and for me to quit my job. That's really easy for HIM to say! I can hardly picture working anywhere where there is no dust.

     
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    Old 07-26-2004, 11:10 AM   #2
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    Re: What to do about Dust Allergy

    Try immunotherapy (allergy shots). Just like you, I have horrible dust allergies, that have gotten worse as I've gotten older. I just started immunotherapy -but it takes along time to take effect (months).

     
    Old 07-26-2004, 04:49 PM   #3
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    Re: What to do about Dust Allergy

    Hello,

    To get to the root of the problem, you need to address your immune health. Currently, your immune system is being overwhelmed by allergens resulting in the allergic symptoms. Beta carotene/Vitamin A boosts immune health. Green vegetables such as collards, kale, spinach, and broccoli are good sources of beta carotene. Carrots, sweet potatoes, squash and romaine/green lettuce are also good sources of beta carotene. Your body is signaling through the allergic reactions that the immune system is in need of help and is deficient in its vitamin souce which produces its good health. Supplementing that deficiency with a one-a-day source of Vitamin A will help restore your immune health; especially in the case where a person is not receiving the natural source of the vitamin through their daily diet.

    It may seem insensitive that the doctor recommended you quit your job; however, what he or she was actually saying is to remove yourself from the allergen environment. This is recommended because extended periods in an allergic environment worsen the condition and the body's ability to heal. It is true that many jobs will have some level of toxins in the environment; but they won't necessarily be as toxic as that of a warehouse that stores an abundance of toxic materials or chemicals. It is the overwhelming amount of toxins in your environment that's causing havoc to your immune system. You may want to consider wearing gloves and a mask (to cover your nose and mouth) when in that environment; especially when you're sweeping sawdust.

    It is because I realize the need for employment that I've suggested the internal health of your body, which would restore balance to the immune system and produce a healthier response. Staying away from soft drinks and foods that are high in saturated fats or synthetic sugars will also go a long way in restoring health to your immune system. Drinking plenty of water and eating more fruits and vegetables promote the removal of toxins out of the blood stream and out of the body.

    Addressing your immune health with good nutrition and taking the precautionary measures towards allergen contact (through the use of gloves and a face mask), will go a long way towards producing the good results that you desire without causing harmful side effects (as do some medications).

     
    Old 07-27-2004, 12:51 PM   #4
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    Re: What to do about Dust Allergy

    Hi, Im allergic to dust also, try rinsing your sinus with water, it helps remove the extra dust that you have inhaled, it works for me.

     
    Old 07-28-2004, 05:00 PM   #5
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    Re: What to do about Dust Allergy

    I take vitamins, not sure if that will do the same thing for my immune system. I'm also on adrenal drops. Both of them were prescribed by an applied kinesiologist although not for allergies! I work in a store so it's not as if I'm constantly in the warehouse but when I am it does bother me. If I'm asked to sweep I know what I'm in for!

    My doctor wouldn't send me back to the allergist who had performed my allergy tests. I needed him to refer me in order to go back there. He didn't give me any other option than to take the nose spray he gave me or quit my job. It makes sense not to work somewhere that's going to make you sick but I really don't think where I work is any more dusty than anywhere else with the exception of the warehouse but like I said, I'm not in there all the time.

    How exactly do you rinse your sinuses out with water? Will using the nasal spray do the same thing?

    Thanks,
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    Old 07-29-2004, 06:40 AM   #6
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    Re: What to do about Dust Allergy

    To rinse your nose you need to snort, sniff water in, then blow. Nasal sprays could work the same way if you blow your nose after using it.

     
    Old 07-29-2004, 03:04 PM   #7
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    Re: What to do about Dust Allergy

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    Hello,

    To get to the root of the problem, you need to address your immune health. Currently, your immune system is being overwhelmed by allergens resulting in the allergic symptoms. Beta carotene/Vitamin A boosts immune health. Green vegetables such as collards, kale, spinach, and broccoli are good sources of beta carotene. Carrots, sweet potatoes, squash and romaine/green lettuce are also good sources of beta carotene. Your body is signaling through the allergic reactions that the immune system is in need of help and is deficient in its vitamin souce which produces its good health. Supplementing that deficiency with a one-a-day source of Vitamin A will help restore your immune health; especially in the case where a person is not receiving the natural source of the vitamin through their daily diet.

    It may seem insensitive that the doctor recommended you quit your job; however, what he or she was actually saying is to remove yourself from the allergen environment. This is recommended because extended periods in an allergic environment worsen the condition and the body's ability to heal. It is true that many jobs will have some level of toxins in the environment; but they won't necessarily be as toxic as that of a warehouse that stores an abundance of toxic materials or chemicals. It is the overwhelming amount of toxins in your environment that's causing havoc to your immune system. You may want to consider wearing gloves and a mask (to cover your nose and mouth) when in that environment; especially when you're sweeping sawdust.

    It is because I realize the need for employment that I've suggested the internal health of your body, which would restore balance to the immune system and produce a healthier response. Staying away from soft drinks and foods that are high in saturated fats or synthetic sugars will also go a long way in restoring health to your immune system. Drinking plenty of water and eating more fruits and vegetables promote the removal of toxins out of the blood stream and out of the body.

    Addressing your immune health with good nutrition and taking the precautionary measures towards allergen contact (through the use of gloves and a face mask), will go a long way towards producing the good results that you desire without causing harmful side effects (as do some medications).
    I'm sorry this is NOT real science! - If only it were this easy. Actually the opposite is happening - It's an overactive immune system! This is a load of KaKa!
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    Old 07-30-2004, 08:24 AM   #8
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    Re: What to do about Dust Allergy

    We have a catalog here from my allergist, it has a whole bunch of dust killing products, there is just about everything you can think of to ward off dust! Dust proof comforters, pillows, mattress cases, dust mite killing powder, air filters, humidifiers, etc, actually it's a really cool catalog, it's got some really neat stuff in it for allergies & asthma hehe. Umm just type in online allergy products & you should be able to find what you are looking for!
    ALSO.. do you have carpet anywhere in your house? We got rid of all carpet in the upstairs a lil bit ago & it helped tremendously, but the only thing is you've got to clean it regularly or else you'll get mold in the corners. We use Swiffers to clean the floors whenever they are dirty & wipe them down once a week with water to clean. Believe me you will be soo happy you ripped up your carpet, I have never been happier with my room! The floor is always so clean!
    You may want to change your climate system's air filter also, we changed from the $2 filters to a high quality airfilter that filters out everything & that also helped. For me it helps to run a humidifier in my room when i'm really congested but make sure it is one of those that kills bacteria or you will get mold!
    Also, I don't have your post up but do you take Singulair? That helps allergies a ton, it may just be tha tmissing piece of the puzzle for you! Also, you may want to consider switching what anti histamine you take to find what's best for you(allegra does nothing for me, I need Clarinex), & may consider taking Sudafed on a constant, ongoing basis! Yup you can do it, I have to do it when i'm really stuffy also. good luck

     
    Old 07-30-2004, 11:10 AM   #9
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    Re: What to do about Dust Allergy

    Most of our house has hardwood floors but we have carpet in our basement and that's where my room is. We swiffer the hardwood floors and vacuum everywhere else on a regular basis because we have a cat and dog. (When I had my allergy tests, one of the allergies that showed up was dogs but the allergist said that one shows up on a lot of people and he kind of shrugged it off).

    The catalogue you have from the allergist sounds very interesting. I'm sure I could stand to order a few of the products! I am already getting a new mattress and new carpet soon so I'm hoping that will help somewhat. I'm not on Singulair. The only thing I have is a nasal spray, "flo-nase". When my allergies get really bad I alternate between different allergy medications. Lately I have been taking Reactine and benadryl. I can't say that I've ever taken sudafed so I guess I'll have to give it a try. I am worried that if I don't control my allergies I'm going to end up with another sinus infection. Those are so awful. The last time I had one I went to the walk-in clinic and the doctor was like "how long has it been this bad?" she said my face was full of infection (it's nasty, I know, that's why i don't want another one ). My face was all flushed and I couldn't breathe and ugh...think happy thoughts!!!
    Allergies suck!

     
    Old 07-30-2004, 12:39 PM   #10
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    Re: What to do about Dust Allergy

    This message is in response to Cut-Throats claim of the load of ka-ka and lack of real science in my posting.

    Posting messages to help others in their suffering and to hopefully lead an individual towards the success that my family has enjoyed was the reason I started posting messages on health boards. Responses like the one I received from Cut-Throat is the reason why I was hesitant to share what we had learned for so many years now; however the successes that have come (especially for the suffering children and their grateful parents) has made up for any negativity received.

    American Heritage Dictionary defines science as: 1. the observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of natural phenomena. 5. any activity that appears torequire study and method. 6. knowledge, especially knowledge gained through experience.

    The load of kaka for which you speak has scientifically been proven 3x's over in my 3 nieces who inherited eczema (skin flareups of an allergic reaction due to an overactive immune system). Two of them suffered severe (total body) eczema flareups in their infancy and have been eczema free for 5 and 3 years now, because we addressed the overactivity in their immune system with good nutrition. We focused on restoring a healthy balance to their immune system by introducing a diet rich in vegetables that contained beta carotene/vitamin A. We achieved this success without the use of eczema medications. We identified the allergens that were overwhelming their systems, removed them from their environment, found an all natural, vitamin/mineral enriched skin care system (baby wash, shampoo, lotion) to address their sensitive skin care needs, and addressed their immune health (restoring balance) with good nutrition. By addressing all three areas, internal, external, and foreign (allergen culprit), the healing began immediately and has endured to this present day - five years later.

    My nieces' physician/Pediatrician (a medical scientist), who had identified their disease as inherited eczema, observed the success, wrote a description of what was observed (recorded the real scientific evidence that stood eczema free before him - my niece); and finally, the real medical doctor told us to keep doing what we were doing because the science behind it had proven to be successful. (definition 1. of science)

    We were well aware of the description of an overactive immune system regarding eczema allergies due to our 30+ years of experience with our Mother's suffering; and her torturous years of prescription medications that only produced short term relief and long term suffering. When our nieces were born and diagnosed with eczema, we decided to research the disease for ourselves and put to the test what we knew had not been addressed in our mother's case, her nutrition.

    My mother never drank water (only soft drinks). Her diet was equally poor (filled with foods high in saturated fats and synthetic sugars and low in vitamin enriched fruits and vegetables). We knew that an improper diet was playing a significant role in my mother's eczema skin; but couldn't figure out why her dermatologist had never addressed the issue.

    We studied to find out the reason for the overactivity in the immune system. We found that the immune system was being overwhelmed by allergens (bacteria/toxins) resulting in the production of an abundance of histamine release to counter the bacteria/toxins; thus an contributing to an overactive immune response. We found that foods high in saturated fats and synthetic sugars cause havoc to the immune system. We found that beta carotene/vitamin A boosts immune health. We found that water is essential to the proper functioning of every organ in the human body. We found that water, not only hydrates dehydrated skin; but that it flushes harmful bacteria/toxins from the blood stream. We found that fruit and vegetable, not only provide the necessary vitamins for the body's good health; but that they also absorb toxins in the body and promote their proper elimination through regular bowel movements. My mother confirmed this real science through eczema flareups due to the fact that she was water deprived, vitamin deficient through a lack of fruit and vegetable intake, constantly constipated, and was placing in her body the very things that worked against a healthy immune system (soft drinks, junk foods).

    From those real scientific observations, we came up with the solution or method of treatment regarding our nieces that has proven to be successful for five years now. The knowledge that we gained through experience has resulted in a method of healing brought about by a more in depth study of what is meant by an overactive immune system. (Real science definitions 5 & 6.

    This is indeed real science; as has been documented by the real medical scientist observing this case. Whether you agree with the findings of this science is the real issue. It is real science that water is essential to the proper functioning of every organ in the human body. It is real science that fruits and vegetables are natural sources of the nutrients needed for the good health of the human body. It is real science that an overactive immune system is an immune sytem overwhelmed by allergens. It is real science that the body contains good and bad bacteria (fighters). It is real science that an overactive immune system is an out of balance immune system. It is real science that balance can be restored to the immune system - my nieces' are living proof of that scientific fact. It is real science that if you place deisel fuel in the unleaded gas tank of a car, that car will break down. Why then is it so hard to believe that water, fruit, and vegetable play no significant role on the good health of the immune system.

    The purpose of the message was to help, not to harm. My hope was that others would learn from our success in the treatment of allergens and how to address an overactive immune system (overwhelmed by allergens). The beauty of choice is that you can either dismiss this as kaka or learn from it. In either case, you win.

     
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