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Best Vacuum For Dust Mite Allergy
HEPA: Talk with your doctor about a hepa vacuum cleaner that can filter the mites. ...Read more
Dust mite allergy is an abnormal immune response to the typically benign dust mite protein. Dust mites are present in most houses found in the bedding, carpets and fabrics. The dust mite is microscopic but it's droppings and body parts trigger allergic symptoms in sensitized individuals. Symptoms usually include nasal congestion, discharge, sneezing and eye symptoms. It can ...Read more
A maid: The best thing is to let someone else do the vacuuming. Hepa-filter vacuums help some, but they still stir up the dust around them because of the exhausted air coming out of the vaccum. At least see if you can trade chores with another in the household, and stay out of the room where the vacuum is running! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Combination: Use dust mite covers on pillows and mattresses, hypoallergenic pillows, latex mattress, use a hepa vacuum cleaner, vapor steam cleaner, try a quality air purifier, dehumidifier, good filters for the furnace & anti-allergen carpet cleaner (best not to have carpeting). 0h - were you asking about med tx - talk to your allergist about desensitization shots. ...Read more
Dust Mite allergy: Dust mite allergy is an abnormal immune response to the typically benign dust mite protein. Dust mites are present in most houses found in the bedding, carpets and fabrics. The dust mite is microscopic but it's droppings and body parts trigger allergic symptoms in sensitized individuals. Symptoms usually include nasal congestion, discharge, sneezing and eye symptoms. It can trigger asthma at times. ...Read more
Lots of options: Avoidance helps, which can be achieved somewhat by washing sheets/bedding on super-hot water (130 f) once per week and encasing the mattresses and pillows with dust mite covers that are impermeable to dust mites. Medications may relieve symptoms, and these medications usually include over the counter antihistamines and prescription nasal sprays. Allergy shots can cure this type of allergy. ...Read more
Probably not: Loss of smell is usually due to a benign growth called nasal polyps. Chronic sinus infection sometimes is the cause. A skull fracture is a rare cause. For help see an otolaryngologist or an allergist. ...Read more
May be.: Mite allergen fairly heavy, so it is not easily raised from carpets, bedding and furniture in a room unless disturbed. Humidity should be kept under 50%, . In illinois, you should run a dehumidifier in your house whenever heating is not on. Also, you should remove carpeting, wash bedding in hot water and detergent and encase bedding. Check for water leaks. An air purifier may help. Www. Aaaai. Org. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Need a futon for my new apt. Tend to have allergies. If I get a used one, could I get a dust mite allergy?
Not really: If you're genetically predisposed to develop a dust mite allergy, you will be exposed to enough dust mite allergen that an allergy will develop. It may come on faster if you have huge, frequent exposures, but an old futon in and of itself won't cause the allergy. Beat the cushions (outdoors!) when you first get it, then get it steamcleaned to remove as much dust mite allergen as you can. ...Read more
Can I take fexofenadine and benedryl together. Or is there something else I can do to help with a dust mite allergy?
Yes and yes: Though not risky, the above med combination is hart on many. The benedryl makes many people drowsy so it can interfere with life. There are OTC nasal steroid sprays that can decrease symptoms. Your nasal membranes are often the site where most discomfort is triggered. The sprays (rhinocort, nasocort, etc.) take several days to make a difference, but might help if used daily. ...Read more
Is zyrtek allergy med safe for a 7yr old, are there any natural ways to treat his dust mite allergy other than medicine everyday?
Of allergen is always the best. Guideline recommends
* Keep indoor relative humidity to 65% /day would allow mites to live.
*Vacuum at least 1x/wk. (include upholstered furniture)
*Encase mattress, box spring, pillows in densely weaved microfiber encasings
*Remove drape, carpeting whenever possible.
*Launder bedding at least 1x/wk
*Allergy shots if necessary. ...Read more
I suffer from dust mite allergy for like 5 years. I'm doing immunotherapy shots for 3 years, and no substantial good results. And drugs don't work. Why?
Ask the allergist: Too many variables to answer this. Your diagnosis or shots could be wrong. You should ask the allergist or physician who is prescribing the shots and if you cannot get a satisfactory answer consider a second opinion with another allergist. Look for allergists certified by the american board of allergy and immunology. A good source is the website of the am academy of allergy: aaaai. Org. ...Read more
Allergy measures: No carpeting. Special allergy pillow and mattress covers, sweep floors on a regular basis, dust using something on the rag (a cleaning solution) to pick up the dust and mites and not spread them into the air. Also have the heating and cooling cleaned and change or cleaned. And clean or replace the furnace filters on a regular basis. ...Read more
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/. ...Read more
Doubt it.: In a room where one person lives, it might take as little as a week to get dusty enough for discomfort. ...Read more
I have dust mite allergy! And I want to go out of town! Which better for my allergy cold city or beach?
The beach would likely be better. Dust mites tend to accumulate more in the winter due to the closing of the windows and poorer circulation.
To prepare you for your trip, I would discuss therapy options with your allergist/immunologist to make sure that you have minimal symptoms on your trip. If you have not seen an allergist, I would recommend seeing one to confirm your allergies. ...Read more
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Unfortunately, no: To truly decrease dust mite symptoms, several measures are needed including encasements over bedding, hot water washing, reducing humidity and no carpet or frequent vacuuming. Some sprays kill mites, others denature mite proteins, but by themselves they are not sufficient to decrease symptoms. ...Read more
7yr old has had congestion for 3 weeks, no other symptoms. Could This Be Due To his dust mite allergy? Are there any homeopathic ways to cure it?
Possibly but...: Yes, congestion could be related to allergies and dust mites are among the most common allergens, but it could be related to other allergies, food sensitivities or a low-grade infection. If this persists, blood tests or skin tests can be done to identify allergens. Minimizing exposures is important. Classical homeopathy has the potential to cure allergies with the help of a skilled homeopath. ...Read more
I've dust-mite allergy. Should I bother about outdoor environment? Or, only indoor environment? Do Veramyst and patanase help with dust-mite allergy?
Work on indoors: There are several things you can do indoors to decrease allergy symptoms from dust mites. Air filters, avoiding open shelves, get rid of carpeting, damp dusting, wear a mask while cleaning, avoid stuffed animals and other items in your bedroom that collect dust, and use an allergy cover on your pillow and mattress. Nasal steroids and nasal antihistamines do help. Outdoor environ is hard to control ...Read more
I have asthma and dust mite allergy for almost last 10 years. Can I take levolin inhaler and cetrigine 10mg together for asthma and dust mite allergy?
Non specific: Asthma and allergy medicines would help control your symptoms, but if you are sure allergic to dust mites, you first need to avoid exposure as much as you can by using environmental control measures, and if still symptomatic, ask an experienced allergist whether you are a candidate for specific immunotherapy against dust mites, goodluck ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more