How to get rid of cough due to dust allergy?

Are you constantly coughing and wheezing due to dust allergies? Do people mistake you for a smoker because of your persistent cough? Fear not, for there are many ways to alleviate these symptoms without quitting your day job.

Know Your Enemy

Before we begin our quest towards a quieter life, it is essential to understand what exactly causes this cough. Allergies occur when your immune system overreacts against foreign particles such as pollen or dust mites. This can cause inflammation in the throat and airways leading to symptoms like cough, sneezing, and congestion.

Start with Prevention

The best way to manage allergy-related cough is by preventing exposure in the first place. Since dust mites thrive in humid environments, maintaining dry surroundings reduces their growth considerably. Here’s how-

  • Keep the humidity level around 30%-50% using dehumidifiers.
  • Clean counters, floors, carpets regularly (try not skimp on cleaning chores).
  • Wash linen once a week at high temperatures (above 60C)
    • This ensures that all possible allergens are killed dead
  • Invest in hypoallergenic covers for mattresses and pillows

Over-the-counter Medications

If prevention is not enough or if you have already caught an irritating itch/cough condition use over-the-counter (OTC) medications wisely:


Antihistamines suppress histamine release causing allergy relief rather than treating respiratory issues directly. Allegra(®) started providing fast acting sympotom relief after just one dose!

Always follow package instructions with any medication especially those that induce “drowsiness” reactions

Side effects include dizziness headache nausea…

Decongestant Nasal Spray/Pills

Decongestants may help relieve sinus pressure making breathing easier allowing less triggers for scratchy throat.

Common options include sudafed(®)

Note: don’t take decongestants for more than 72 hours as they may worsen rather than help allergic episodes.


If you have already tried OTC medications to manage dust allergy cough but nothing seems to work, then it’s time to consider the next step – steroids!

Inhaling Steroid Nasals

Inhaled steroid nasal sprays like Flonase (®), Nasonex (®) cater to softening and reducing inflammation in nose passageways. Side effects such as dryness or bloodyation may occur however frequent use of these medications seems rare. Consult your doctor about any concerns with medication intake levels.

Corticosteroids Tablets/Prescriptions Pills

Corticosteroids tablets or prescriptions pills can reduce inflammation effectively which could ultimately relieve scratchiness in voice loud-to-harsh (like a really awkward robot malfunctioning if we’re being honest haha)coughs occuring over extended periods of time are often treated with this option specifically because long-term exposure can become extremely irritating when no other immediate solution is found… awkward moment

!!!!![Oops, looks like the drowsiness effect slipped me too!]

Home Remedies

If you prefer natural remedies that does not require expensive active ingredient shampoos here are some quick tricks:

  • Brew several cups of chamomile tea
    • Chamomile is effective at calming chronic coughs
  • Gargle Salt Water
    • Dissolve teaspoon salt
      • Use boiled water once cooled (warm temp.)
        • Repeat twice a day until relief gained
          Markdown table
          Day | salt&water mention count
          ---| ---
          1 | 0
          2 | 1
          3 | 2

Dust allergies can wreak havoc on your respiratory system, so it’s important to take them seriously. Start by implementing small changes to reduce exposure and if necessary move towards seeking medication recommendations from a medical expert! Hopefully these tips have helped you begin alleviating those stuffy unattractive coughs once and for all (or until next spring hehe).

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