Patient discussion about dust

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Q. My friend told me that people who allergic to dust are actually allergic to small insect.

Is he fooling with me?
A1thanks :)
A2nope...he means dust mites-

those little buggers are eating organic detritus such as flakes of shed human skin and produce strong allergens.

Q. how exactly dust effects on asthmatic people? how can one avoid a dust environment?

A1some people try to dust proof there home,they change there matress once a year-----thay do not have rugs in there home---no curtains or draps --and they have someone else dust and clean/no pets.some people keep there pets and take allergie meds.
A2it's not the dust itself that is the problem. it's the dust mites that comes with it. here is a picture of one:

it's a tiny insect that releases a substance to the environment that causes an allergic reaction.
that is usually the problem, but there are cases that dust with pollution can cause irritation to the bronchi and start a reaction.
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