No wonder Im coughing

@TerryZ (22146)
United States
January 14, 2008 3:22pm CST
Ive been coughing all day and it feels like theres a tickle in my throat. I just noticed how dusty it is in here.lOL No wonder. So looks like I have some dusting to do. Does dust make you cough or sneeze? And by the way I hate dusting! Do you?
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Oh yes, dust bothers me terribly.. whenever I have to clean where my husband keeps his things, sometimes I use a damp handkerchief tied around my face.. I don't really hate dusting, because it is something that needs to be done, and I would rather dust than not be able to breathe..lol
• United States
14 Jan 08
Actually Goodie, the only time it really bothers me is when I am cleaning in an area my husband stuff has been and where the dust can practically be measured..lol But for the main house hole dusting, I kept it down so much, it doesn't have a chance to go everywhere. I use a rag and a feather duster..
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Sorry to hear it bothers you so much.
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@SViswan (12095)
• India
15 Jan 08
Oh yes it does! I always know when there is even a little bit of dus. Luckily, I have someone who does the dusting for me now. But earlier, I had to cover my nose and do it. Or else I go into a coughing fit! Seems like I am allergic to lots of stuff like that.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
15 Jan 08
I never use to be but now I am.LOL
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@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
15 Jan 08
I am sorry to hear that you are uncomfortable. I remember what that was like but I think I have become immune to dust. I hate dusting and put it off as long as I can. I am pretty sure that I no longer cough or sneeze due to it because I have built up a tolerance.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Oh lucky you I wish I could build up a tolerance.LOL
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• United States
14 Jan 08
It does make me sneeze and cough when we have a lot of dust in here. I try to clean my house every weekend though and I do a few things during the week to keep it up. I'm allergic to dust so I have to try to keep everything dusted cause if not I will be sneezing and coughing like crazy.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Oh geez well Im glad Im not allergic that must be terrible!
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@rockvixen (895)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Yes, I cough and get a bit sneezy when dusting. In fact I was just doing so awhile ago and I got the coughing and sneezing. It's crazy when it happens, but at least that tells you how much dust you have in your home.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I know. Well usually my bedrooms seem to get dusty really fast. I dont understand that. thanks for sharing with me. And happy dusting!LOL
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@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Yes it does. I am allergic to dust.I get the sneezy, itchy sometimes a rash reaction. Absolutely no fun.I have actually used wet Swiffers before. To try and cut down on the dust kicking up. That helps a little. That's why yes I hate dusting! And I usually end up taking a Benydryl anyway.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Oh thats pretty bad. I took Benydryl once and it made me so sleepy. I said never again!LOL Sorry you get so bad.
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• United States
15 Jan 08
Wow, lotsa people allergic to dust, as I am too. It's funny, just certain types of dust if that makes any sense, like attic or basement dust, haha. Regular house dust doesn't bother me that much, but if I pull out boxes of stuff to look through, I have to take an allergy pill or I'll get really sick.....weird huh? They say your allergies are from those little critters in the dust called dust mites. Where I work, they get shipments of shoes from China and I don't know if they're stored forever in warehouses or what, but when we get shipments I get a sinus infection immediately. I think it's those little China mites getting to me, hahaha. Yes, I find dusting one of the most tedious jobs and hate it!
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
16 Jan 08
I know when I think of those little dust mites I start to itch all over!LOL Ewwwwww
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• United States
19 Jan 08
Aw, Thank you again for BR Terry!...You always surprise me early in the morning and it starts my day off with a smile....never thought little China mites would bring me luck, HAHA!....Thank you again sugar!
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
21 Jan 08
Oh your so welcome my girlfriend! Hugs
@alamode (3073)
• United States
15 Jan 08
I live on an almost-paved road... dust is my middle name! So I don't feel guilty about it piling up, I go along with the old joke...I've decided that its a protective coating for the furniture!
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
15 Jan 08
I use to live near an unpaved road years ago so I know the feeling.lOL
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
15 Jan 08
My problem with sinuses right now is that our neighbors' house burned to the ground last week... I don't know what they had in there, but I've had to live on sinus meds since. They've been cleaning it up over the weekend, so I hope whatever it was that caused the problems is in the bottom of one of those dumpsters that went out of here today!
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@carolbee (16243)
• United States
17 Jan 08
Yes, dust does make me sneeze and cough. Sometimes the dust gets so thick in this computer room, I can write my name on the end table and dresser...lol I don't mind dusting but it seems like an endless job. We have a cat and dog and think that partially contributes to some of the fuzzies that "hang out" on the furniture.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
18 Jan 08
I will agree its and endless job.LOL
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
16 Jan 08
Our house needs a spring clean too and i just noticed last night the dust on the ceiling fan yuck! time for dusting too and i hate it as well haha
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
16 Jan 08
And dusting is the worst!LOL
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
16 Jan 08
dust (especially when dusting) makes my eyes burn and water, my nose itch and drip, my throat itch, sneezing is continual - my head throbs adn my lungs rattle. oh augh, I hate dust (said in my most nasal voice) I usually put on a face mask (hospital style mask)
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
16 Jan 08
Its the worst I do feel for you.
@moneyandgc (3438)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Dust doesn't make me cough but it does make me sneeze. It also makes my eyes and nose itch really bad too. I don't enjoy dusting either!
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
16 Jan 08
I think its the worse chore!LOL
• United States
15 Jan 08
Makes me sneeze really bad. I have allergic rhinitis. Even if I am not dusting off anything but if the place is dusty, I'm in trouble.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
16 Jan 08
It never bothered me when I was younger. LOL
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
15 Jan 08
I love dusting lol You should dust every other Day you know lol I have to dust as it does not do me much good as you can imagine so I hope you got that Duster out Sweetie I will be checking you know xxx
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Okay well you can dust for me!heheheh I know you will be checking.LOL xxx
@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
15 Jan 08
Yes it does.I have allergys alot.I had a test done a couple years back to see what allergies i have and i have some that are kind of silly,lol,like im allergic to hamster hair,cats(i have 2 and suffer sometimes),dust,pollen,certain kinds of trees,grass,ragweed,fungus,rabbit hair and the list goes on.Dust gets me all choked up,sneezing like crazy until i find the culprit and clean it,hahaha!Saw dust is the worst!!and insulation,besides my 2 cats that i do not let near my face often or my eyes for the itchyness,etc.I hate dusting but hey if i want to "survive" and not have a big nose like pinnochio i have to dust,hehehe!:) Peanutjar:)
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Oh thats so funny!heheheheh
@subha12 (18462)
• India
15 Jan 08
I also do not like dusting. I feel lazy if I think about dusting :P. I actually sneeze a lot if I do dusting. I have dust allergy as such.It seems the sight is giving you cough and sneeze.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Yes I have taken care of that little dusting problem.heheheheh
@kwenge (2492)
• Kenya
15 Jan 08
Yes, me and dust are like sworn enemies. any time i come near dust i get a cough. It looks like you have been spending a whole 24 hour day in mylot. I can tell from the number of posts you have there, you are heading to 10,000......wow! Stop there alittle and do some dusting here and there. lolol.
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Oh I didnt notice.lOL No Im not on here 24/7.LOL
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
15 Jan 08
I have the same problem with dust. I just changed the filters on my heater to help filter the air. Winter seems to be the worst time of the year also.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
15 Jan 08
I know we just changed ours too! Maybe they will be a help.
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Dusting has got to be the one chore I hate doing and I confess I'm a bad girl and let it go for awhile until my sinuses remind me I should dust...I'm allergic to dust--in fact I just "broke" down and dusted all my bookcases the other day..
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
15 Jan 08
I know its the worst chore for me.
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@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
24 Jan 08
eesh! You just HAD to remind me of the thick layer of dust on my mantle, didn't ya Terry? lol I hate dusting as well but since I've been heating my house mainly by fireplace, I have a very thick layer of dust on the mantle complete with lots of antique lace layered in dust. Guess all the outdoor spiders decided to come in for the winter cause I have more antique lace now than I do all summer.