Dust & Mold Allergy Treatment in Temple Texas: Tips for Managing Indoor Allergies Effectively

Written By Temple Allergy and Wellness on April 13, 2018

Do your allergic reactions often last for several seasons? Can’t pinpoint what’s causing your allergies?

Then you may be allergic to dust or mold. 

Even though you may have been living with your allergy for several years, avoiding key triggers like pets, dusty attics, and warm summer days, this might not be enough. 

Why? 

Because there are many irritants and triggers that could be adding to your allergy. 

By recognizing these triggers, it will allow you to remove as many of these as possible while also seeking the most effective treatment. 

What Triggers Dust and Mold Allergies? 

Dust Allergy Cleaning TipsDust Allergies

When you have a dust allergy, there are various possible triggers, including pollen, pet hair, mold, cockroaches, and dust mites. These can induce a number of symptoms, including: 

  • Itchiness
  • Sneezing 
  • Stuffy or runny nose 
  • Watery, itchy, or red eyes
  • Tightness in the chest, coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing 

However, you can manage these by: 

  • Vacuuming regularly 
  • Removing drapes, curtains, and wall-to-wall carpets, especially in the bedroom
  • Frequently using hot water to wash bed linens 
  • Using mite-proof pillows and mattresses
  • Minimizing the humidity in your home (30-50%)
  • Keeping pets out of your bedroom, or out of the house if possible

Mold Allergy TipsMold Allergies

People with an allergy to mold will often find that their symptoms are triggered by what’s known as “spores.” These travel around the air and spread, causing allergic reactions all year round because they are found in many places – inside and outside. 

Symptoms of mold allergies are very similar to those mentioned above, but you may also have:

  • Asthma
  • Hives
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Eczema 
  • Chronic congestion 

These can be managed by:

  • Showering at night
  • Rinsing your sinuses out (something your health care provider can help with)
  • Keeping your a/c running 
  • Removing mold with a specialist detergent (bleach won’t work)
  • Increasing ventilation and using a dehumidifier 
  • Removing sources of mold from your home, e.g., old cardboard boxes and books

If these symptoms sound familiar, you may also want to consider dust and mold allergy treatment in Temple Texas.

What Does Dust and Mold Allergy Treatment in Temple Texas Involve?

An effective way of combatting your dust and/or mold allergy is by using sublingual immunotherapy. This involves taking allergy drops to build up your immune system’s tolerance to dust and mold allergens, thus reducing the reaction that evokes your unwanted symptoms. 

By embarking on this type of treatment program and making the changes listed above, you should be able to eradicate most, if not all, of your allergy symptoms. 

Ready to combat your dust and mold allergies for good? Then call our team today on 254-778-6475 to book your first consultation. 


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