Dust allergies can be managed by maintaining a clean house, thoroughly washing bed sheets, and changing out the air filter. Simple, right? But, what are common consequences of next level dust allergies?
What happens if you can’t seem to keep the house quite as clean as you’d like? There are consequences.
Here are some common ones:
Allergic Rhinitis, or more commonly known as Hay Fever. There are two different forms of Allergic Rhinitis: Seasonal and Perennial. Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis is usually tied to allergies that are triggered by airborne mold spores or pollens and is prevalent in spring, summer, and fall. Perennial Allergic Rhinitis is not tied to seasonality but is generally triggered by dust mites, pet hair or dander, cockroaches or mold.
Nasal Polyps are teardrop-shaped growths that form in the nose or sinuses. Small nasal polyps usually require no treatment, but larger ones have the potential to block normal drainage from the sinuses. Dust, bacteria, and dust mites can cause irritation in nasal polyps. When too much mucus accumulates in the sinuses, the polyps can become infected. Nasal polyps can be removed with an endoscopic sinus surgery, but this can be extremely painful recovery.
Anosmia, is the complete loss of smell. More commonly associated with dust allergies and colds is a temporary smell reduction. When nasal polyps block the nasal passage, many people can’t smell which can be very frustrating as food tends to not taste as good.
Next time you’re cleaning the house, dusting the fan blades, washing your sheets, or vacuuming the bedrooms, think about some of these consequences of dust accumulation and dust allergies.Don’t let your family live in a dust infected area. Instead, follow our cleaning maintenance plan. These small steps, that you can take every week and every month, help ensure you’re mitigating the dust in your home.
Where do you spend the most time? At your computer desk? In bed? On the couch? Think about the last time you did a “deep clean” and not only sanitized the area, but used a can of compressed air with a vacuum to mitigate the dust.