Sangeetha Pulapaka

Yes, they are. I am a living example of this. I am allergic to any dust. House dust, chalk powder etc.. As you must be aware that most people around the world suffer from one allergy or another. Food allergies, seasonal allergies, skin allergies, pet allergies, drug allergies etc.

Sufferers of any allergy, have symptoms such as a runny or stuffy nose, itchy, watery eyes and sneezing from dust exposure related to common household chores such as vacuuming, sweeping, and dusting. House dust exposure can also trigger asthma symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.

Allergen is a substance that causes an allergic reaction. It triggers an allergy. Once we locate what triggers our allergy, it is easier to aleviate our suffering by taking steps to avoid them. Research has confirmed that environmental control can be as effective as medications in reducing symptoms. Usually successful treatment requires environmental controls, prescription medications, and in many cases, immunotherapy (allergy shots) to bring the problems under control.

House dust is a mixture of many substances. Its content may vary from home to home, but the most common allergy triggers are:

Dust mites


Fungi (Mold)   


Any of these allergens can cause a response in the immune system which results in the production of a special antibody (Immunoglobulin E or IgE). IgE brings about an allergic inflammatory response. Exposure to only small amounts of the offending allergen can cause allergy symptoms.