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Dust allergy, allergy shots

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 05, 2012 at 6:30 PM

How can I cure a dust allergy? I already eat autoimmune paleo but am still stuffed up year round. Do conventional allergy shots work? Is there something I'm missing?

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on January 06, 2012
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Thanks! .......

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on January 06, 2012
at 02:21 PM

I take 1000-2000 gm. Occasionally more, if I am very congested. Ascorbic acid powder is best--I take mine in capsule form.

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on January 06, 2012
at 03:36 AM

Thanks. How many grams of vitamin c do you take a day?

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on January 05, 2012
at 08:24 PM

My dust allergy has reduced in intensity since I started avoiding histamine-generating foods. Google histamine intolerance for more info.

Also, Vitamin C is a great antihistamine.

B22e5946e28a1845a6006737e59edfc6

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on January 06, 2012
at 03:36 AM

Thanks. How many grams of vitamin c do you take a day?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on January 06, 2012
at 02:21 PM

I take 1000-2000 gm. Occasionally more, if I am very congested. Ascorbic acid powder is best--I take mine in capsule form.

B22e5946e28a1845a6006737e59edfc6

(2437)

on January 06, 2012
at 02:42 PM

Thanks! .......

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on January 05, 2012
at 07:31 PM

make sure your room is clean and put those pillow case thing over your pillow and bed.

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on January 05, 2012
at 09:30 PM

Improving gut health can improve all allergies and asthma. I am currently taking 1 capsule a day of Bio-Kult and working towards 2 capsules. All of my food and airborne allergies as well as my asthma have improved significantly.

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on January 05, 2012
at 08:58 PM

You can use sublingual allergy drops instead of taking the shots. They are much easier than the shots (you can do them yourself at home and don't have to take time off when you have a cold or sinus issues). I was on shots for a year and hated them--such a hassle and I kept missing shots and having to go backward in the treatment because I had chronic sinus infections. Now, I've been on the drops for another year and they really have made a huge difference for me for all my allergies, including dust. I highly recommend looking into the drops.

The practical habits and changes around the house make a huge difference, too. My allergist gave me a great pamphlet with about 20 things to do in the house, like wash your sheets and pillow cases once a week in HOT water, dusting with a wet cloth at least once a week (so it doesn't kick dust up into the house), letting someone else do the vacuuming etc. You might google it and look for more of these tips. Or probably your allergist has a pamphlet or website also.

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on January 30, 2012
at 02:52 AM

Usually allergy is cause of germs.

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on January 05, 2012
at 11:18 PM

For whatever it's worth, my dust allergies got much better after the clothes dryer vent was throughly cleaned out.

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on January 05, 2012
at 09:04 PM

My wife has dust/dust mite allergies and did the shots for several months before the doctor pissed her off. She stopped going while she was only half way through the regimen. She had very major improvement with what she did complete, but over a year and a half the symptoms came back. She is getting ready to start the shots again (with a different doctor) and will hopefully complete the regimen this time.

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on January 05, 2012
at 06:41 PM

Anectdotally. The husband of a coworker is badly allergic to grass pollens. He has to suit up in order to mow the lawn, otherwise he gets bad reactions. He went for the shots to desensitize, and it was something like a years worth of shots he had to take. He didn't finish them. While he's still got bad reactions, his throat doesn't swell up when he mows. :) So I can't really say if they work well or not if you complete them. Really just a warning, might not be a simple single shot for you.

Makes me glad I don't have any allergies (that I know of).

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