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A 41-year-old member asked:

What is the best medicine for dust mite allergy?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Avoidance: It depends on what symptoms are caused by dust mite allergy and exposure. Most common would be nasal syptoms (allergic rhinitis) and oral antihistamines or topical steroids or antihistamines are very effective. Dust mite exposure in allergic people also can contribute to allergic eczema (atopic dermatitis) and asthma. They are treated in the usual way. But best is to avoid dust mite exposure.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Depends: For overall control of symptoms caused by dust mites use environmental measures. Encase pillow, mattress & comforter with mite-proof covers, remove carpeting, & use a leather sofa. For nasal symptoms most-effective meds are topical steroid and antihistamine sprays. For asthma best meds are inhaled corticosteroids. For eczema moisturizers & calcineurin inhibitors (protopic, elidel) are best.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Best pillow and pillowcase for someone with a dust mite allergy?

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Plastic bags.: Preferably with memory foam filling.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How do I tell if this is a dust mite allergy?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Year round symptoms: Since dust mites are in our pillows, mattress, box springs, bedding, symptoms of nasal congestion, sneezing, that is worse in the morning can be related to dust mites. For a little more information on dust mites, please see my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2012/11/dust-mites-just-the-facts/.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Symptoms of a dust mite allergy?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Mostly...: Runny/stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, sometimes asthma. Rarely, skin rash.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What can I do for a dust mite allergy?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 58 years experience
Mite allergy: There are products available to reduce the mite population. Ask you allergist for info. Also immunotherapy is very successful for improving your resistance to dust mites.

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Last updated Sep 5, 2018

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