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the dust mite is most common cause of allergic rhinitis and asthma. a dust mite is a microscopic, eight-legged insect. more than 100,000 dust mites can be in a single gram of dust. people are not allergic to the dust mite itself, but to dust mite feces. dust mites eat the microscopic skin dander found on people and animals, then leave droppings. each dust mite can produce approximately 20 droppings each day. dust mites are found on people, animals and on almost every surface in homes, including carpet, upholstered furniture, mattresses and box springs, sheets and blankets, pillows and stuffed animals. when dead dust mites and dust mite droppings become airborne and are inhaled, they may produce an allergic reaction.
wherever the relative humidity is greater than 50 percent for some time of the year, dust mites thrive. dust mite females can lay 25-50 eggs during its lifetime of two to three months. they make their nests in dark, warm, humid environments, which makes beds and bed covers the ideal host. a dust mite's favorite food is shed scales from human skin. a single bed can have more than one million dust mites.
an allergic person's system produces an allergy antibody (ige) in response to dust mite allergens. for an allergic individual, an allergy antibody is a fuse that ignites an "allergy bomb"--cells that release histamine and other natural chemicals triggering allergic symptoms. histamine can be released anywhere in the allergy-prone victim's body. symptoms of allergic rhinitis (an allergic reaction of the nose and sinuses causing swelling and inflammation) include sneezing, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, cough and sinus headaches. symptoms of asthma (an allergic reaction in the lungs) include difficulty breathing, wheezing and coughing.
the best way to prevent and control dust mite allergies is avoidance. avoiding dust mites means removing their nesting sites.
remove carpets and keep upholstered furniture to a minimum.
if you keep carpets and upholstered furniture in the home, regular use of ads spray, a tannic acid solution, breaks down dust mite allergens. ads spray can also break down pollen allergens, mold and animal dander.
use allersearch x-mite carpet solution on carpets. x-mite safely deactivates dust mite allergens and at the same time cleans and refreshes velvet, velour, corduroy, carpets and other textiles. clean carpets and upholstered furniture-dust mites constantly produce the fecal matter that causes allergic reactions.
encase your mattress, box springs and pillows in taskmaster's pristine brand products, which are dust mite-proof, washable zippered encasings. dust mite allergens become airborne allergens when you move in bed.
hang your clothes in the closet and shut the door, or put them in dresser drawers. skin scales that are shed and cling to clothing attract dust mites.
never put damp clothing in closets or drawers. dust mites love the dark, moist environment.
wash all bedding weekly with allersearch wash detergent in hot water to reduce the dust mite population.
replace drapes or window blinds with shades.
keep pets out of the house, and particularly, out of the bedroom. dust mites feed on pet dander and your family's health is more important than the habits of your pet.
use allerpet conditioning to groom pets, removing dander and reducing the dust mite population.
use a air free purification system to control odors, dust, pollen, mold, animal dander, as well as some bacteria.
leave the dusting and vacuuming to someone without house dust or dust mite allergies.
if you must dust and vacuum, wear a 3m mask or pollen mask to avoid dust mites and use a panasonic vacuum cleaner with an anti-allergen high-efficiency hepa filter with a micro-lined dvc anti-bacterial vacuum bag.
also available is taskmaster's electrostatic cleaning cloths which attract and keep dust from becoming airborne.
use a damp mop and damp cloth on floors, window sills, under furniture, on window blind slats, bed springs and other areas that act as dust mite catchers.
install a taskmaster healthmate or pleat-a-static high-performance allergy-free electrostatic filter in your central air conditioning and heating system to remove more than 90 percent of household dust and dust mites.
schedule allergy testing by a physician if your dust mite allergy becomes severe. allergy testing increases your knowledge about specific allergens and pinpoints the allergens to avoid. allergy testing may include blood count and several other blood tests, including the ige allergy antibody, nasal smear, pulmonary function study, chest and sinus x-rays, plus a detailed symptomatic medical history. as many 120 substances may be used in puncture testing on the upper back and arms to pinpoint exactly which allergens affect you. intradermal tests of substances on the arms and dermatitis patch tests may be used as well, based on the puncture test results.
dust mite allergy symptoms may grow more severe with each successive dust mite allergen exposure or exposure to other allergens. like stacking blocks, one too many blocks causes the whole stack to topple-resulting in an allergy flare-up. it is important to reduce your exposure to airborne allergens, food allergens, mold allergens and animal allergens.
cumulative dust mite allergen exposures can lead to asthma, especially in children, causing permanent lung damage. fortunately, information about allergies and allergy control products can help people with dust mite allergies live normal lives.
avoidance of dust mite allergens.
symptomatic medications-drug therapy.
immunotherapy- dust mite allergy desensitizing injections.