4 things you should know about dust-mite allergy
- What causes dust-mite allergy?
Dust mite allergies, contrary to numerous misbelieves dust isn’t the cause of allergy. Someone who has dust mite allergy is allergic to dust mites’ feces. The tiny particles of feces are attached to the dust and spread in that way.
- Which are the symptoms of dust mite allergy?
People who have a dust-mite allergy sneeze a lot and have running or stuffy nose. Their eyes might water and itch, and they might have swollen eyelids. Asthma-like symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath may occur too. Dust mite allergy is an all-year-round struggle and the symptoms are typically worse at night.
- Can dust-mite allergy cause asthma too?
When your immune system reacts to foreign substances it produces antibodies to protect you. You can also experience an inflammatory response that affects your lungs and nasal passages. With ongoing exposure to a triggering allergen, you can develop the chronic inflammation that’s related to asthma.
- How can you prevent dust-mite allergy?
There are various medications are available for the treatment of allergy symptoms like antihistamines, steroids, chromones, leukotriene receptor antagonists and nasal drops and sprays. There are also non-drug alternatives such as saline (saltwater) nasal sprays and nasal washes (nasal irrigation). Another treatment can be immunotherapy.
Instead of healing it, we should prevent it. Nowadays there are some solutions with which we can prevent dust-mite allergy. Some of them are mattress ventilation, regular cleaning, dust-mite free beddings, chemicals, and sprays although nothing provides 100% protection.
You can also use the Miteless Home ultrasonic dust-mite repellent, which is a chemical-free and totally safe solution for Everyone. This device can be your long-term solution against dust-mites.