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would being around barn animals effect a dust mite allergy?

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Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Usually dust mites are associated with fabric surfaces feeding on human dander. This would not occur in barns or on animals.
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Dust mites: It might make it worse. Most times a dust mite allergy is worse in the home environment and other factors come into play around farm animals. Dust mites like human skin.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long do the symptoms of a dust mite allergy usually last for?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Hard to say: Acute symptoms due to a specific exposure can last for one to two hours; less if treated immediately with antihistamines. But dust mite allergen is very common in the environment, so continued exposure throughout the night and day can cause continuous symptoms. If taking an antihistamine on a regular basis doesn't help, see your primary physician or allergist.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Will carpet be ok for my dust mite allergy if I clean it yearly?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doubt it.: In a room where one person lives, it might take as little as a week to get dusty enough for discomfort.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Symptoms of a dust mite allergy?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Mostly...: Runny/stuffy nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, sometimes asthma. Rarely, skin rash.
A 48-year-old member asked:

I have a high intensity dust mite allergy. What air purifier will help?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
No: Dust mites are heavy and settle into beds, carpets, etc. Air purifiers do not filter out such allergens because they are not airborne. Air purifiers do help with pet danders.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Will an air filter help against my dust mite allergy?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Possibly: Please give it a try.

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