Dust mites and dust….
The words don't really surprise me but the impact is one that continues to hit home as I return to my favorite coffee shop after enduring my first allergy test.
How does one rid one's life of dust mites and dust?
The doctor suggested that I could do shots - a series of six in six weeks and then… shots for the rest of my life….
And this isn't the way I want to spend the next forty or fifty years of my life.
yet if I don't have the shots, will my ear ever return to normal?
About a year ago I began to experience pressure (negative) in my ear. it felt as if I had returned to earth from a long flight only to have my ear never clear.
And it has yet to fully clear.
Some days it is more clear than others - but it is never completely rid of the negative pressure.
The doctor suggested that this is either the result of an infection (which I don't have) or an allergy…
Which is why I had an allergy test this morning.
Do I have other allergies… yes, but none of them are as strong as the dust mites and the dust - and it is believed that they are each exacerbated by this base allergy.
So I am now considering my options.
Dust and dust mites are a part of every day life for all of us. Unless we live in a bubble, we have dust and dust mites. They invade our pillows, our bedding, and anything and everything else.
I intend to cleanly pillows post haste and am now quite thankful that the mattresses in my house are now all air mattresses. I also use bamboo sheets - which are supposedly good for allergies though I use them because I love them.
I live in an area that is under construction and development - something that will be a constant for years to come.
Dust is a fact of life….
And yet, if there is anything else I can do to help my body without having to take shots for the rest of my life… I am open to suggestions!!