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Dust Allergies: 7 Effective Dust Allergy Remedies

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Bajaj Finserv Health
March 30th, 2022
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Key Takeaways

  • Allergens like dust mites, pollen, mold are common causes of dust allergies
  • Medicine & limited exposure to allergens help in treatment for dust allergies
  • Dust allergy home remedies include tulsi, peppermint, steam, and essential oil

Dust allergies happens when you come in contact with an allergen, also known as trigger. This can happen by either swallowing, inhaling, on touching an allergen. Common allergic reactions cause include; seasonal changes, dust, pollen, insects, or even animals. There are different types of allergic reactions that have different effect on individuals.That You Can Try

Dust allergies are one of the most common forms of allergy and affect almost 10% of the population [1]. Common allergens present in the dust can trigger dust allergies and some of the are 

  • Dust mites 
  • Pet dander and hair  
  • Mold or pollen
  • Cockroach dropping or body parts. 

Coming in contact with these can lead to an allergic reaction.

A common treatment for dust allergy is OTC medicines that help relieve your symptoms. Limiting your exposure to allergens is also an effective remedy for dust allergy. Other than this, there are some dust allergy home remedies that can help ease your symptoms. Read on to know about the 7 effective dust allergy remedies you can try.

Additional Read: Implement Ayurveda in Your Daily Routine

Dust Allergies

Peppermint tea 

Peppermint has anti-inflammatory properties and can help in decongestion. It also contains menthol, a natural treatment of wheezing and sneezing. These properties make peppermint an effective ayurvedic treatment for dust allergy.

You can drink peppermint tea or beverage daily to relieve the symptoms of dust allergies. You can also add a teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves to a cup of hot water along with honey.

Honey 

Honey is one of the best ayurvedic treatment for allergy from dust because it has pollen. Pollen is a common allergen found in dust. Being exposed to pollen on a regular basis may help your body become familiar with it. This leads to your body being less sensitive towards it. Try consuming it twice in a day to empower your body against common dust allergens like pollen.

Dust Allergies symptoms

Dust Allergies symptoms

Essential oil 

Eucalyptus is an essential oil that works like an expectorant. It also has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. These help open up the lungs and sinus resulting in improved circulation. Eucalyptus oil also reduces allergy symptoms. As a result of this, it is one of the common home remedies for dust allergy cough.

Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to coconut oil or any other carrier oil and rub it on your throat and chest. You can also try diluting it in water and inhale its steam to help manage dust allergies symptoms.

Vitamin C  

Histamines are your immune system’s way of protecting your body from a foreign substance. When released, histamines affect your eyes, throat, or lungs and cause allergy symptoms. Vitamin C helps inhibit the release of histamines. This results in it being one of the few home remedies for dust allergy in eyes.

You can try and include vitamin C in your daily diet in the form of fruits or vegetables. A high dose of vitamin C helps in reduce allergy related symptoms [2].

Dust Allergy Remedies

Ghee 

Ghee has healing and medicinal benefits which makes it good for your health. The anti-inflammatory properties of ghee can help control sneezing and clear nasal passage.

You can consume 1/4th spoon of ghee for immediate relief from symptoms of dust allergies. You can also try putting a few drops of ghee in your nostrils. Daily practice of this will help form a protective layer against common allergens.

Steam 

Steam is also an effective remedy for dust allergies. It works by loosening the mucus present in your nasal passage, lungs, or throat. This helps in relieving sore throat caused by dust allergies. This is why, steam inhalation is one of the effective home remedies for dust allergy in throat.

Steam is also one of the common ayurvedic skincare home remedies. The steam open ups your pores and helps get rid of dirt and other impurities, giving you a clearer skin.

Tulsi 

The health benefits of tulsi are abundant. They include pacifying pitta dosha symptoms and allergy symptoms. It supports your respiratory system as well as your immune system. Tulsi has anti-microbial properties and helps remove phlegm from your throat. It also has components that help in relieving congestion. Try drinking tulsi tea daily to help fight dust allergies symptoms.

Additional Read: Top 9 Reasons Why Basil Leaves Are Good for You!

Apart from these allergic ayurvedic treatments, you can take some precautionary measures too. Some common precautionary measures for dust allergies are  

  • Keep the environment free of dust 
  • Have regular pest control 
  • Make sure there’s no humidity 
  • Use linens and pillows that are mite free

If your symptoms are persistent or get severe, contact a doctor immediately. Book an in-clinic or online doctor consultation on Bajaj Finserv Health. Consulting a doctor will help you know how to cure dust allergy and what precautions you need to take. These proactive measures will help you stay healthy and safe.

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