Tips to Prevent Allergies to Dust Mites
Did you know that microscopic bugs you can’t even see live in your homes can cause huge problems? Well, this is especially true if you have allergies and asthma. It is important to note that dust can be a sneeze-inducing annoyance for anyone, but only certain people have the immune responses that actually constitute a dust mite allergy.
Symptoms of a Dust Mite Allergy
The symptoms of a dust mite allergy can range from mild to severe. They might include the following:
- Runny or itchy nose
- Postnasal drip
- Itchy skin
- Sinus pressure
- Itchy, watery or red eyes
- Scratchy throat
- Trouble sleeping
You might experience additional symptoms if you have asthma and are allergic to dust mites. These symptoms might include:
- Chest pain or tightness
- Difficulty breathing
- Wheezing or shortness of breath
- Difficulty talking
- Severe asthma attack
Self-Help Tips for Dust Mite Allergy Prevention
Remember that having dust mites does not necessarily mean that your house is not clean. In most areas of the world, these creatures live in every home, no matter how clean. But, you can definitely reduce their effects. There are many changes you can make to your home to reduce the numbers of these unwanted guests. Anyhow, the good news is that the dust mite allergies are controllable. With a few lifestyle adjustments, allergy remedies, and a well-cleaned home, dust mite allergies can be controlled. Following the listed below tips might help limit exposure and prevent symptoms from flaring.
- Wear a mask when dusting
Dusting and vacuuming stir up dust. Wear a filtering mask when dusting or vacuuming.
- Avoid wall-to-wall carpeting
Even if you do use carpeting, mites do not like the type with a short, tight pile. It will be better to use washable throw carpets over regularly damp-mopped wood or tiled floors. Avoid wall-to-wall carpeting, curtains, blinds, stuffed furniture and down-filled covers and pillows in the bedroom. It will be better to put roll-type shades on your windows instead of curtains. In short, get rid of all types of fabric that mites love and that you cannot easily wash regularly in hot water.
- Wash sheets, blankets and rugs in hot water
Cold water isn’t as effective as hot water to kill dust mites. Dry cleaning will kill all dust mites and is also good for removing dust mites from living in fabrics.
- Maintain the humidity in your home less than 50%
You can use a dehumidifier or air conditioner in order to keep the humidity in your home less than 50%.
- Use zippered dust-proof covers for mattresses and pillows
The zippered dust-proof covers are made of a material with pores too small to let dust mites and their waste product through. They are also called allergen-impermeable. The plastic covers are the least expensive, but some people might find them uncomfortable. You can buy other fabric allergen-impermeable covers from the regular bedcovers stores.
Allergy Treatment in Homeopathy
Patients with allergic disorders are strongly recommended allergy treatment in homeopathy as early as possible. Dr Batra’s™ treatment has helped patients combat their illnesses and live a better quality of life over a period of time. Homeopathy offers significant relief in acute or recent onset allergies and long-standing allergies thus help reducing dependency on conventional medicines, which further helps prevent associated complications.
If you are allergic to dust mites, continued exposure to dust mites can surely be uncomfortable. Aside from allergic reactions, frequent exposure to indoor allergens can also increase the risk of developing asthma. This is especially true in children. It is highly recommended to visit your nearby homeopathy clinic and work with your homeopath to determine best practices and treatment measures so that you can manage your symptoms.