Dust Mite Allergy Symptoms

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Dust mite allergy symptoms can play havoc in a variety of physiological areas, all affecting an individual's state of health and well-being. Many times dust mite allergy symptoms are not recognized as a dust mite allergy since they are so similar to other symptoms of poor health. Dust mites are the most common triggers of asthma.

Facts

  • Dust mites are microscopic organisms and are the primary cause for dust allergies. Dust mite allergy symptoms occur when one is oversensitive to an environment that contains dust. The immune system reacts to substances that are causing an imbalance in the individual and releases histamines to attack them. These histamines cause the symptoms of a dust mite allergy. Dust mite allergy symptoms are most commonly found around bedding, pillows and mattress springs. A dust mite allergy sufferer exhibits hay fever-like symptoms.

Symptoms

  • A person with dust mite allergy symptoms experiences sneezing, itching of both the skin and eyes, watery eyes, coughing, or runny nose. Dust mite allergy symptoms can also feature diarrhea, respiratory problems such as breathing difficulties and wheezing, stomach cramps, headaches, and nausea. Each person differs in the symptoms featured and the severity of discomfort.

Considerations

  • One needs to realize that dust mite allergy symptoms are caused by the fecal matter (waste droppings) of dust mites. These droppings are potent to the human system. It is also important to take into consideration the fact that if one is exposed to dust mites as a child and develops the allergy then, more than likely this allergy will be life-long. There is no cure for dust mite allergy symptoms, only ways to decrease their effect.

Significance

  • It is important to become aware of dust mite allergy symptoms since many symptoms can be mistaken for some other state of poor health. For instance, some dust mite allergy symptoms are comparable to cold symptoms. The person may be treating a cold, but actually have a dust mite allergy. Someone who feels ill may be exhibiting dust mite allergy symptoms and not be aware of it. Knowing about dust mite allergies and their affect upon people can save medical costs and misdiagnoses.

Prevention/Solution

  • Dust mite allergy symptoms can best be prevented or lessened by removing dust mites from the environment. Air cleaners are recommended and come in varying sizes, powers and shapes. Vacuuming frequently is another method of eliminating dust. Using hot water in laundry kills dust mites. Dust furniture often and mop floors frequently. Use boron powder. Eliminate, or wash frequently, items that collect dust easily such as rugs, furniture covers, curtains and canopies. Special mattress covers are available to help decrease any dust mite allergy symptoms.

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