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How to Fix Dust and Dust Mite Allergies

Manan Shah, MD, ENT

Wyndly co-founder & Chief Medical Officer. Dedicated to personalizing care and making allergies a thing of the past.

Updated on Sep 18, 2021

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Dust mite allergies are unfortunately one of the most common allergies that people have. And unfortunately, they lasted the entire year. So like any allergy, there's a bunch of ways you can treat them. Most people will try some of the over-the-counter things like anti-histamines and nasal sprays. And a lot of people will also try some of the environmental control things like buying an impermeable bed cover, or like, you know, getting rid of carpet and using hardwood floors in your bedroom or washing your sheets with hot water frequently.


Unfortunately, a lot of studies like this one have shown that even with environmental controls, most people still have pretty bad dust mite allergy symptoms. The good news is, does my allergies respond really well to allergy immunotherapy? You can do allergy shots, but a lot of people end up doing allergy drops.

 

In fact, sublingual immunotherapy has been shown so well to work with dust bites that the FDA actually approved a prescription pill called Odactra, which is an allergy pill that you take under the tongue, just like allergy drops to get rid of dust by allergies. Unfortunately, if you have more than one allergy, which a lot of people do, it won't help your other allergies.

 

Anyways, hope this helps. Thanks so much.

 

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