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what is the definition or description of: mite allergy?

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Dr. Thomas Klein
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dust allergy: Dust mites are microscopic insects that live in dust. They are in the spider family but do not bite. People who are allergic to dust mites react to the feces of the dust mite. Allergic reactions could include sneezing, wheezing and rashes.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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