If you landed on this page, then either one of the two things below must be true:
- You’re tired of seeing dust in your home and it to go away
- or, you have an allergy to dust and want to find ways to help alleviate it
Whether only one of the above statements is true or both, you’re in luck because we’re going to share with you some of the best dust allergy remedies available today as well as home dust control tips that will keep your home clean.
To make this article easier to digest, we’ve divided into two parts – focusing on each aspect of dust control.
Dust Allergy Remedies
In this section, you’ll find some of the top home remedies for treating dust allergies. If you don’t have some of the items listed below already at your home, they can easily be picked up at a local grocery store.
If you’ve discovered that you have an allergic reaction to dust, one of the best home remedies is to use a nasal wash to help soothe a runny or stuffy nose.
The nasal wash is very safe and effective. It works by washing away dust particles and allergens that have become trapped inside your nasal passage.
Nasal washes are available at a pharmacy, but making a solution at home is easy to do. All it really is, is a saline type solution. To make it yourself just follow these directions:
- Pour some warm water into a glass
- Add in 1 tsp. of salt
- Add in a pinch of baking soda
- Mix until blended well
Once the solution is made, sniff a bit of it into one nostril at a time and let it drain down the back of your nose and through your throat into your mouth. Then spit it out.
Repeat this process four or five times per nostril to maximize the dust allergy relief.
Many people don’t know this, but inhaling steam has a powerful effect on alleviating allergic reactions to dust. This home remedy is so simple to do and costs you nothing to try.
It works by soothing the lining of your nasal passage that has become irritated by dust particles and provides relief to sinuses.
Here’s how this method works:
- Fill a small pot with water and bring it to a slow boil
- Once the steam starts to rise, drape a towel over your head and kneel your face over the pot at a safe distance so it doesn’t burn you
- Inhale the steam that’s produced by the boiling water for 10-15 minutes
This process should help clear up your nasal passages very quickly and give you prolonged relief from the dust.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar has many healthy benefits with one of them being highly effective at reducing dust allergy symptoms.
It works by reducing the production of mucous and cleaning the lymphatic system in the body.
Trying this remedy couldn’t be more simple:
- Mix 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar into a cup of water
- Drink this 3-4 times per day
Not a fan of apple cider vinegar? Don’t worry, because we have another drink below that tops the charts for dust allergy remedies you can try at home.
Green Tea has been known for centuries as a natural remedy for many ailments. But, did you know that it’s a great natural cure for dust allergies?
It works similar to the steam method mentioned above by soothing the inflammation that occurs in the nasal passage and sinuses.
Green Tea is available at any grocery store and brewing it is simple. Just follow the directions of the package. It usually consists of boiling a cup of water and steeping the tea bag for 3-5 minutes.
Drink Green Tea at least twice per day to help prevent sneezing and a runny or stuffy nose due to dust.
Home Dust Control Tips
Often, people think that trying to control dust in their home is never ending battle.
No matter how hard they clean, dust always seems to come back. However, there’s one simple step that most people are missing which causes dust to return.
What is it?
You’ll find out below.
In order to completely eradicate dust and keep it from coming back and collecting on your furniture and floors, you need to follow this easy 3-step plan outlined below. If you follow it exactly, you’ll have home dust under complete control.
Note: If you have a dust allergy, always wear a protective face mask before doing any cleaning. This will prevent you from inhaling any dust that may be kicked up and keep you from an allergy attack.
Clean all solid surfaces in a room using a damp rag. Don’t use a feather duster.
Feather dusters only push dust around and don’t actually collect it. A damp rag will collect the dust particles and allow you to rinse them out under water in the sink. Rinse out the rag regularly as you clean so you don’t just move dust from one piece of furniture to the next.
It’s important that you use a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter. This special filter is imperative for dust control because it is certified to capture particles as small as 0.3 microns in size.
A HEPA filter allows you to trap the microscopic dust particles that cause you health problems. If your vacuum doesn’t include this feature, you really have no idea how well it is working or not.
Use the HEPA vacuum not only on the floors, but also on your upholstered carpet and curtains. This ensures that you’ve covered every inch of space in your home that dust collects.
This is the step that most people miss and that’s why dust keeps coming back at such a fast rate.
The secret to home dust control is to set up an air purifier in the room, or rooms, that you want to keep free of dust.
An air purifier works by constantly pulling in air from the room, trapping microscopic dust particles into a HEPA filter, and then pushing out clean, fresh air. The longer this device is allowed to operate, the cleaner the room becomes.
If you allow an air purifier to run on a continuous basis, then dust particles don’t have a chance to ever collect on your furniture or floor.
We go over this type of device more in depth in another article on how to eliminate dust using an air purifier. Take a look so you can find out how it can help.
Not every person who’s reading this article can perform the 3-step process outlined above inside their entire house.
For people like you, we have a bonus tip.
Make One Room a Clean Sanctuary
If you’re unable to buy an air purifier that can work in every room of your house, the next best thing is to focus most of your efforts on one single room.
If you can perform a thorough cleaning in one room that you spend most of your time in, like a bedroom or living room, this can help dramatically with your dust issues.
Making just that one room an allergen-free area can do a great deal to control dust and alleviate a dust allergy.