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Symptoms of house dust allergy – these products help

In Germany, it is estimated that about 10-15% of all residents now have an allergy to house dust. Whereby “allergy to house dust” is not quite correct, the affected person is allergic to house dust mites and especially to their excrements.

This article describes some good household remedies against allergy symptoms and presents medicines against allergies.


Milbenkot im Hausstaub

Allergens are inhaled with the house dust | depositphotos © lightsource

Sneezing, coughing, burning eyes

As with other allergies, the symptoms of a house dust allergy vary from person to person. While some people only have mild symptoms, others often struggle with real health problems.

The mild symptoms include reddened and itchy eyes, a runny nose or even violent sneezing fits. By the way, these symptoms occur especially in the morning, immediately after waking up. Why this is so, you can read below.

Severe symptoms like asthma and shortness of breath

An untreated house dust allergy can cause a so-called floor change. This is a big problem, because it means that the allergy spreads from the head area (eyes and nose) to the respiratory tract and the bronchi. The affected house dust allergy sufferer then suffers from shortness of breath, asthma and bronchial cough.  Strong sputum often occurs, also especially in the morning.

The fight against the cause is difficult

As you can read in this article about house dust allergy, house dust mites and their excrements are the cause of the corresponding allergy. The allergy sufferer reacts allergic to the house dust mites, but also to the mites’ faeces to the highest degree. This combines with the house dust when it dries and decomposes. These fine dust particles, which now contain the protein of the faeces, are inhaled by every person in the household. While normal, healthy people do not react allergic to them, the house dust allergy sufferer reacts immediately to the proteins.

Home remedies and medicines

Especially people who only show slight symptoms of a house dust allergy could rely on natural remedies and old household remedies. A number of remedies are good for allergies and relieve the symptoms.


You can make a tea from fresh nettle leaves. On the one hand, this is very good for preventing allergic reactions, on the other hand, symptoms such as irritated mucous membranes or itching can be relieved.

Sea salt

A bath in sea salt, preferably from the Dead Sea, relieves itching and rashes. Appropriate baths are now available in almost every drugstore and in many pharmacies. You can also buy sea salt for such baths over the Internet (see below).

Eyebright herb

Eyebright herb can be used to make a wonderful tea that helps against itching and red eyes. Simply let the tea cool down and soak a cotton pad with it. Carefully place it on the eyes and dab around the eyes. Eyebright herb is a real relief for itchy eyes. By the way, eyebright herb is also available as finished eye drops and is then known as Euphrasia.


The butterbur is no longer so well-known in Germany. However, it is able to relieve cramps in the respiratory tract. It is also used very successfully against hay fever. So if you are allergic to house dust and suffer from shortness of breath or asthma, butterbur may be suitable for you. Butterbur is available as capsules on the Internet or from your pharmacy.


To clear the nose and also to flush the allergens out of the nose, it can make sense to inhale once or twice a day. We recommend inhaling at least once a day before going to bed. Look around in drugstores or pharmacies. There are many inhalers that will help. For example pinimenthol or Japan oil.

Drugs Antihistamines

Allergy sufferers who need a stronger remedy for the agonizing itching and allergy can take an antihistamine. These are freely available and can be bought in online pharmacies. As these often have first-class offers especially for new customers, we recommend this website for price comparison.

Nasal sprays

In the meantime, there are not only nasal sprays that merely reduce swelling of the nasal mucosa, but also agents with active ingredients against inflammatory reactions. These agents are related to cortisone and help very well. Unfortunately they are not suitable for a longer period of time. For a short period of time, however, they help very well and you should use them calmly if you suffer extremely again.