Not everyone knows how dangerous it is to be dusty. Meanwhile, domestic dust can cause serious illnesses, including allergies. How to protect yourself and your loved ones?
Home dust is the main allergen in the house. Homemade dust causes coughing, tears, skin rash, breathlessness attacks. Exit may be fatal if it is, for example, severe forms of asthma.
Allergy to dust can occur at any age. About 40% of the inhabitants of the planet somehow suffer from home dust, which causes not only allergies, but also respiratory diseases.
Another remarkable fact: even in those apartments where they are cleaned regularly, 4 times dirtier and 8 times more toxic than on gassed urban streets. And all this through the dust.
What makes home-made dust
For a month in a normal person, about a teaspoon of the outer layer of the skin - an epidermis - is peeled off, and this is enough for the existence of a thousandth population of home dust mites. We roam in a blanket, we sleep on mattresses and pillows, and together with us there live ticks. They love comfort - all fluffy and fleecy.
Another mildew lives in the dust. Even if you do not see her, her controversy is still in your home. They will only catch the device, but the human body often reacts to them with allergies. Probably the development of various bronchopulmonary diseases, mycoses, if a person is constantly in contact with mold fungi.
Consequently, ticks and mold are the main components of household dust. Remember: they are always, no matter how often you did not do cleaning in the apartment. What else is contained in the dust?
It all depends on the hobbies of man: in the bookstore, it is the typewritten lead and glue, in animal lovers - the particles of the epidermis and the wool of a domestic animal, in the florist's apartment in excess of yeast mushrooms that can cause the fungus on the skin.
How to dispose of domestic dust
Completely get rid of dust can. It is even on space stations. But making the dust less dangerous for health is possible.
First, you need to get rid of the old things. Secondly, wash the pillows and blankets. Finally, ventilate the apartment: at low temperature, microorganisms in the dust are dying.
Symptoms of allergy to dust
Allergy to home dust causes a number of diseases that have specific symptoms:
- rhinitis - not too serious, but extremely unpleasant disease, which manifests itself by sneezing, clear nasal discharge, headache, tear and, in the absence of proper treatment, can develop into asthma;
- Conjunctivitis, At which the redness of the squirrels of the eye, there is burning and itching in the eyes, tearless tears;
- Bronchial asthma, Which affects every 12th Ukrainian, is a serious illness, greatly worsens the quality of life of the patient.
If symptoms of allergy appear in the main house, and on the street almost disappear, then the cause of allergy is home-made dust, which needs to be combated.
If these symptoms persecute you everywhere, you should urgently consult an allergist.
Methods of treatment
- Antihistamines help relieve some allergy symptoms - itching, tearing, sneezing.
- Prostatitis drugs relieve nasal congestion - one of the common symptoms of allergy to dust.
- Nasal steroids - anti-inflammatory drugs, also eliminate the symptoms of allergies.
When signs of allergy to domestic dust are detected, you need to do even more thorough, than usual, daily wet cleaning.
It is best to use a quality cleaning vacuum cleaner with a special HEPA filter designed to fight allergens.
This is especially true for those who have a lot of textile products at home: they are better to replace them with leather, and feather blankets and pillows - to synthetic or silk. Instead of fabric upholstery, it's best to hang shutters. Do not overdo it and the air purifier.