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).
- Allergies: Allergies occur when the immune system responds to a substance. Common examples include dust allergies, pollen allergies (causing hay fever ... More on Allergies »
- Pollen Allergies: Pollen allergies are an allergic reaction to small grains of pollen that are carried in the air from various plants ... More on Pollen Allergies »
- Asthma: Asthma is a chronic lung disease that involves inflammation and narrowing of the airways. This results in symptoms such as ... More on Asthma »
- Respiratory Symptoms: There are various respiratory symptoms of which the most common is probably “cough” and the worst is probably “breathing difficulty ... More on Respiratory Symptoms »
- Antigens, Dermatophagoides: Antigens are substances that the body’s immune system reacts to. Dermatophagoides refers to the house dust mite. These antigens ... More on Antigens, Dermatophagoides »
- House Dust: Prescription drugs that contain house dust are used as allergens for dust allergies. These drugs can be used to diagnose ... More on House Dust »
- Allergens: Allergens are substances that may provoke an immune response from the body, causing an allergic reaction in individuals with Allergies ... More on Allergens »
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