A 39-year-old member asked:
If i have allergies, is it essential for me to get rid of all the dust mites in my house?
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Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
It would be nice.: But likely not possible. Dust mites feed off of dead human skin, so they are in places where people spend time. Each person sheds enough skin in a day to feed over a million dust mites, so they are tough to eliminate entirely. Washing bed linens in hot water, encasing mattress and pillow in allergy encasings, and keeping bedroom as uncluttered as possible, all can help decrease the mites.
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Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
No, just do this: Miteproof encasements for pillow, mattress & comforter. Get these online. Remove bedroom carpet; all carpeting if possible. Leather sofa. Place dirty sheets in dryer for 15 minutes desiccating mites - then wash in cold or warm water - cheaper & much safer than hot water. Same deal for plush toys. Hepa purifiers are not useful for dust mites. Bedroom curtains are ok.
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Last updated Dec 30, 2016
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