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How to address dust allergies? Should I just see a conventional allergist?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 20, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Hey everyone,

Paleo has helped by allergies overall but I still am at least 50% stuffed up 24/7. I notice that when I am in a hotel with centralized air or sleep with a fan in my face it is better so I am assuming it is dust. Any way to address this? I believe it is impacting the restfullness of my sleep. I do the nasal rinses and even the xylitol spray which helps but would like to tackle it fully. Is this a case of where conventional treatments might be the correct route? I normally dislike going to the doc for any reason as in the past have always noticed their suggestions made my health worse.

Also could there be any specific food that causes nasal congestion? I have already dramatically cut down dairy and noticed a positive effect

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on September 24, 2012
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Depending on the severity of the allergy, it can definitely take more than one treatment. I took my daughter in for ragweed last week and it didn't take the first time; made her reaction worse. Had to go back for a second treatment before she cleared it, but she's fine now. Same thing happened when my wife was treated for ragweed. Most allergies they can get clear in one treatment, a few others take 2 or 3, but, in the end, it works, which is why I use it.

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on September 24, 2012
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_pump

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at 04:06 AM

What is a heat pump?

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I did one session and nothing. I would do more but the place I went was about $180/visit. How many visits do you think one typically needs?

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on September 20, 2012
at 05:21 PM

Have you thought of your pillow being the problem? Many people are allergic to dust mites which can accumulate in pillows. I know that it's time to wash my pillow when I start to wake up with a stuffy nose. You could try washing your pillow regularly and sticking it in a mite-proof cover.

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on September 20, 2012
at 06:35 PM

I have a major allergy to dust and dust mites as well, although sounds like yours is worse than mine!! I also suffered with hay fever and sinus infections my entire life. I removed both gluten and dairy entirely at the same time, so I don't know if one had more effect than the other. I haven't taken allergy meds or decongestant in nearly 12 months (knock on wood). I do notice some reaction when I do major cleaning, but NOTHING compared to what it used to be. Sounds like you drastically reduced your dairy consumption, but I'd try cutting it entirely and see if you notice a difference.

Also, I agree with MiMintzer. Also could be down in the pillows and comforter in combination with the dust... that was always an issue for me as well.

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on September 20, 2012
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From a practical stand point, heat pumps are amazing if you can afford it, they really cut waaaay down on any external dust/pollen. You can get dust covers for pillows AND mattresses, they really help my BF a lot. Carpet, obv, is terrible for this. My little bro dragged an air purifier with him to uni and so far has been really pleased with it.

Rinse your sinuses daily with some warm salty water to stop chronic congestion build up!

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on September 21, 2012
at 04:06 AM

What is a heat pump?

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on September 24, 2012
at 02:42 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_pump

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on September 20, 2012
at 08:01 PM

We have two large dogs that take up residence in the bed at night. I noticed a huge difference when I put an air purifier in the bedroom (it has all the UV, ion thingamajig, etc.) and kept clean linens on the bed that my morning stuffiness was much improved.

Matt
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on September 20, 2012
at 07:04 PM

Try NAET for all your allergy issues.

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on September 21, 2012
at 04:05 AM

I did one session and nothing. I would do more but the place I went was about $180/visit. How many visits do you think one typically needs?

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on September 24, 2012
at 06:09 PM

Depending on the severity of the allergy, it can definitely take more than one treatment. I took my daughter in for ragweed last week and it didn't take the first time; made her reaction worse. Had to go back for a second treatment before she cleared it, but she's fine now. Same thing happened when my wife was treated for ragweed. Most allergies they can get clear in one treatment, a few others take 2 or 3, but, in the end, it works, which is why I use it.

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