• Waldo Waldo
    May 21, 2009
    What can I do about itchy skin from a dust mite allergy?
    Waldo Waldo
    May 21, 2009

    Since my husband was told he has dust mite allergy and should start injection treatment, I've been reading online about it.  His symptoms are chronic throat-clearing and coughing, which have been going on for years.  He says he coughs and clears his throat because he feels like there's mucus that needs to be expelled.  He doesn't have watery eyes, runny/itchy nose, or sneezing.  I know from other things I've read that his symptoms could be caused by many other problems, but the allergist was the first place his doctor recommended.  So what I'm wondering is should he start the treatment?  If it is an allergy that's causing his coughing, will we notice improvement right away? He did start using a prescribed nasal spray, but while he was at the store he picked up Mucinex, too. He says the cough is better. (I haven't noticed yet because we work opposite shifts.) However, now we don't know if it's the spray or the Mucinex.   He's tried getting an appointment with a pulmonary doctor, but the wait is several months, so he doesn't want to put off starting allergy treatment.           

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  • timmcg October 08, 2009
    timmcg
    October 08, 2009

    I might try a dust mite cover like you can get from a site like this: http://www.allergyguarddirect.com/Allergy-Mattress-Covers/Allergy-Mattress-Covers.asp

     

    Sometimes, that is enough to get rid of the symptoms.

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  • James Leary August 07, 2014
    James Leary
    August 07, 2014

    Waldo,

     

    I know this post was a while ago, but did you ever figure out whether it was the Mucinex or the nasal spray that helped?  What was the medication he was prescribed?  I am not a doctor and can't diagnose him over the internet, but I think he could have waited on the Mucinex to see if the prescription had an effect first.

     

    Did he every get to see the pulomary specialist?  Please consider returning to the site to let us know what you and your husband have learned.  I'm sure what you've learned through his experience can help others in the community!

     

    Best of luck,

    James

     

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