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11/13/2017 Offices closing on Friday 11/24

All offices will be closed on Friday, 11/24/2017, the day after Thanksgiving. All offices will open for normal hours on Monday, 11/27/2017.


11/13/2017 Bel Air office closing early 11/22/2017

The Bel Air Office will be open from 8-4 on Wednesday, 11/22/2017 and will remain closed until the following Monday, 11/27/2017.


11/13/2017 Greenbelt Office Closed 11/22/2017

The Greenbelt office will be closed on Wednesday, 11/22/2017 and will reopen for normal hours on Monday, 11/27/2018.


11/13/2017 DC office Closing early 11/22/2017

Our DC/Foggy Bottom office will be closing at 2pm on 11/22/2017. We will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, 11/27/2017.


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Dust Allergy

A dust allergy occurs when the immune system produces chemicals that cause an allergic reaction after being exposed to dust.

Dust can also contain pet dander, pieces of dead cockroaches, dust mites and mold spores. Dust can accumulate on pillows, mattresses, carpeting and furniture. High levels of exposure to dust mites can become a factor in the development of childhood asthma.

Symptoms of a Dust Allergy

The following are common symptoms associated with a dust or dust mite allergy.

  • red, itchy or watery eyes
  • runny, itchy or stuffy nose
  • sneezing
  • asthma
  • Diagnosis and Treatment for Dust Allergies

    An allergist or immunologist can diagnose a dust allergy by performing an allergy skin test and provide the best form of treatment.

    Treatment includes limiting your exposure to dust. The following are ways to limit exposure for a dust allergy.

  • Dust or vaccum 1-2 times per week
  • Switch out carpet to bare flooring
  • Keep pets out of the bedroom
  • Wear a mask when cleaning
  • Use mite-proof covers and polyester pillows
  • Wash bedding in hot water once a week
  • Clean bare floors often
  • Remove dust collecting items
  • Use air conditioner/dehumidifer
  • Use a HEPA filter
  • For more severe cases or long-term treatment of dust allergies, immunotherapy shots may be suggested. Allergy shots help the body build a natural immunity to an allergen.

    If you would like to schedule an appointment for treatment of dust allergies or have any questions about allergy shots, call 1-800-778-9923 or visit the Allergy & Asthma Center location near you.

     
     

     

     


















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