What are the symptoms of a dust allergy?
The symptoms of a dust allergy will depend upon where the allergic reaction occurs. Some people are more likely to have allergic reactions in their nose, whereas others will experience it in their lungs, chest, or eyes.
Lots of the time, people with dust allergies will have a combination of the following symptoms:
- rhinitis (inflammation of the nose) which causes sneezing, a blocked or runny nose
- wheezing (a high pitched whistling sound when you breathe) caused from an inflammation of the airways in your lungs
- conjunctivitis (eye infection) which causes red, watery, and itchy eyes
- sore throat
- skin rash
Talk to your doctor if you experience these symptoms, or notice these symptoms in your child or baby. If these symptoms ever become severe, or you cannot breathe as a result of your allergy, seek emergency medical attention.