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How are dust allergies treated?

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Over-the-counter or prescription allergy drugs can help control your symptoms.

You might be able to get allergy shots (immunotherapy). They treat allergies over a longer time. There is also a prescription medication called Odactra that is an allergen extract that can be taken under the tongue instead of as a shot. It can help relieve nasal and eye irritation because of a dust mite allergy. Talk to your doctor about what treatment is best for you.

  • Antihistamines relieve itching, sneezing, and watery eyes.
  • Decongestants ease or unclog a stuffy nose.
  • Nasal steroids reduce swelling in your nose so you can breathe better.

From: Dust Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "House Dust Allergy," "Indoor Allergy Survival Tips."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What Is Dust Mite Allergy?"

Familydoctor.org: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID): "How to Create a Dust-Free Bedroom."

News release, Sanofi-aventis U.S.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 24, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "House Dust Allergy," "Indoor Allergy Survival Tips."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What Is Dust Mite Allergy?"

Familydoctor.org: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID): "How to Create a Dust-Free Bedroom."

News release, Sanofi-aventis U.S.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 24, 2019

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