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Most of us would have experienced it before. While spring cleaning our house, changing the bed sheets, or sweeping the floor, we get caught in a frenzied episode of sneezing, tearing in the eyes and blocked nose. Why? Doctors will tell you that you are allergic to house dust and its components.
Your nose can be irritated by a variety of things that we are exposed to. Some of these factors may be found outdoors, for example, exposure to the haze, car pollution, and construction work in the neighborhood. Most of the nose problems I see in my clinic, however, are due to factors found indoors within the milieu of your own home. Hose dust account for the majority of sensitive noses that I see in my clinic