It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Asthma Message Board

  • Anyone with a dust allergy?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 05-20-2004, 08:14 AM   #1
    Gal4Dale88USP
    Senior Member
     
    Gal4Dale88USP's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2004
    Posts: 140
    Gal4Dale88USP HB User
    Anyone with a dust allergy?

    It's me again!

    I just found out I'm allergic to dust! How in the world do you avoid dust? I keep a clean house,,,however,,,I drive a school bus,,,going down the back dirt roads with all the windows open about takes me out. Always zip home and take a neb treatment asap. My doc wants me to start taking a shot once a month,,,does anyone else take these?

    I wish he would of done the entire allergy test,,,the poke the back kind. He drew blood and tested for about 8 things.

    Thanks for listening,,,again!

     
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 05-20-2004, 10:03 AM   #2
    jp3892
    Inactive
     
    Join Date: Nov 2003
    Posts: 238
    jp3892 HB User
    Re: Anyone with a dust allergy?

    Its very hard to avoid dust, especially dust mites. That is why they prescibe steroids!

     
    Old 05-20-2004, 12:30 PM   #3
    Howitt44
    Senior Veteran
    (female)
     
    Join Date: Sep 2003
    Location: Edmond, OK USA
    Posts: 916
    Howitt44 HB User
    Re: Anyone with a dust allergy?

    I used to be very allergic to dust mites, but I took allergy shots for 4 years and when I was retested that allergy had gone significantly down. I'm still allergic to trees, pollen, grass, and dog dander, though It is almost impossible to avoid dust. Do you use a steroid nasal spray? I have one, but am trying something different for awhile in additional to that. It is a natural olive leaf extract and grapefruit seed extract nasal spray from Seagate. I got it at the health food store. It makes my nose feel very clean when I use it and no side affects. I will try it till the bottle runs out and if it helps me , I might try to ditch the steroid spray. Gee, you drive a school bus, do you think you might have to switch to another job, maybe one that is indoors all the time? Oh, by the way, my allergy shots were once a week. What is the shot that is once a month? That is more like it!!

    Last edited by Howitt44; 05-20-2004 at 12:30 PM.

     
    Old 05-20-2004, 12:34 PM   #4
    Blondee15
    Veteran
     
    Blondee15's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2004
    Posts: 393
    Blondee15 HB User
    Re: Anyone with a dust allergy?

    I am pretty allergic to dust.. I tested allergic to 2 diff kinds of dust(?) & those were, among ragweed, my strongest reactions. This is why you may notice your asthma takes a turn when it first gets cold & the heat comes- the heat stirs up dust & gets it in the air.
    There are a lot of things you can do to cut down on dust. Vacuum as often as possible, with a HEPA filter, use HEPA air filters for the house and the vents, get dust proof mattress encasings for your pillows & mattresses, there is even allergy proof bedding. Just type in allergy products online & tons of stuf will come up. My allergist gave me about 3 diff catalogs for stuff- I didn't order anything b/c.. as I see it..I don't want 2 sensitize myself even more..can't live in a bubble.. this is life there will be dust everywhere..but that stuff will help. ALSO wood floors make a HUGE difference! We got wood floors for several reasons but it really helped my allergies.

     
    Old 05-20-2004, 12:42 PM   #5
    jerrie97
    Senior Veteran
    (male)
     
    jerrie97's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Nov 2003
    Location: Indiana
    Posts: 503
    jerrie97 HB User
    Re: Anyone with a dust allergy?

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Howitt44
    I used to be very allergic to dust mites, but I took allergy shots for 4 years and when I was retested that allergy had gone significantly down. I'm still allergic to trees, pollen, grass, and dog dander, though It is almost impossible to avoid dust. Do you use a steroid nasal spray? I have one, but am trying something different for awhile in additional to that. It is a natural olive leaf extract and grapefruit seed extract nasal spray from Seagate. I got it at the health food store. It makes my nose feel very clean when I use it and no side affects. I will try it till the bottle runs out and if it helps me , I might try to ditch the steroid spray. Gee, you drive a school bus, do you think you might have to switch to another job, maybe one that is indoors all the time? Oh, by the way, my allergy shots were once a week. What is the shot that is once a month? That is more like it!!
    I got tested for allergies and had a whole bunch. I had to give away my cat.

    That nasal spray sounds edible/drinkable, Howitt, lol.

    The once a month injection is Xolair. I think. I get my first injection in June, I had an IgE taken a few weeks ago and it was pretty high (900-something?)
    __________________
    Rachel

     
    Old 05-20-2004, 01:31 PM   #6
    Gal4Dale88USP
    Senior Member
     
    Gal4Dale88USP's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Apr 2004
    Posts: 140
    Gal4Dale88USP HB User
    Re: Anyone with a dust allergy?

    Thank you all for answering!

    I'm not sure what to do here. I know I don't like my lung doc,,,he's the one who wants me to start the shots. Maybe I'll try my family doc and see if he can handle this for me.

    Thanks again!!!

     
    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    leaky gut:anyone cured themselves? sachi_304 Allergies 66 08-22-2007 07:11 AM
    Dust Mites Allergy AngelM820 Allergies 8 05-17-2007 04:31 AM
    Dust/Dust Mite and Allergy sufferer..Advice Sunshine797 Allergies 8 05-03-2007 05:04 AM
    Crazy respone to dust mites tordek Allergies 5 08-17-2006 11:59 AM
    Hello... Anyone with hives due to dust mites? ahimsa Allergies 6 08-10-2006 12:23 AM
    Dust Mite Allergy+Allergy Shots CONCERNED20 Allergies 13 03-24-2004 05:44 AM
    Anyone Combine Allergy Meds? microwaveable Allergies 9 02-05-2004 03:22 AM




    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:57 AM.





    © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!