Sneezing Again! Durned Dust! How Does It Make Me Sneeze?
Have you ever had a person tell you, I'm allergic to house dust? Or perhaps you are yourself allergic to house dust.
Well, it's time to take a closer look at what you are probably allergic to.
First: house dust largely consists of discarded, dead, human skin cells. If you are a pet owner, then there is, of course, pet dander as well.
Now dust mites feed on those cells.
Dust mites die. And when they die, their bodies decompose.
When their bodies decompose, the content of their gut is exposed to the air.
In those contents, bacteria thrive.
It is those bacteria that are the source of our nasal problem. The word is rhinitis. We sneeze our fool heads off.
Recent belief has it it is not so much that the bacteria cause an infection, as some of us are simply allergic to them.
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