Achoo! If you’re sniffling, sneezing, or coughing at night or in the morning, you may have a dust allergy. We all know how quickly dust can build up on household surfaces, and unfortunately, it’s one of the most common indoor allergens. Have you ever wondered what dust is composed of and where it comes from? This graphic will help explain.
As you’ll see, dust includes a combination of elements, and several of them may cause allergy symptoms. You may be able to blame dust mites, microscopic bugs that dine on human skin flakes, for your misery. They can create about 200 times their body weight in waste, and many people have an allergic reaction to the waste. Check out this graphic to help you understand where dust comes from and what it’s made of. Dust may not be your first thought when you experience allergy symptoms, and learning more about it can help you reduce the trigger, treat your allergy, and start feeling better.