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i got allergy tested for dust mites is that same thing as house dust or regular dust?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Composition: House dust has the carcuses of dead dust mites as a significant component. There is other unrelated particulate but the mites provide the protein source that people are allergic to. You don't get allergic to dirt particles.
Answered on Jul 28, 2016
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