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Skin prick allergy test with green duo tip. D.pteronyssinus=Wheal:7,Flare:15(mm);D.Farinae=Wh:6,Flare:15.How mild/moderate/severe my dust allergy is?

Skin prick allergy test with green duo tip. D.pteronyssinus=Wheal:7,Flare:15(mm);D.Farinae=Wh:6,Flare:15.How mild/moderate/severe my dust allergy is?

Dust mite: Positive prick skin tests means there is a sensitivity to the allergen (i.e. Dust mite). The larger the size, the more likely the allergen will cause sxs. However, size does not correlate with symptom severity. ...Read more

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Skin prick allergy test with green duo tip. D.pteronyssinus=Wheal:7,Flare:15(mm);D.Farinae=Wh:6,Flare:15.How mild/moderate/severe my dust allergy is?

Dust mite: Positive prick skin tests means there is a sensitivity to the allergen (i.e. Dust mite). The larger the size, the more likely the allergen will cause sxs. However, size does not correlate with symptom severity. ...Read more

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Is farinae a bed bug?

Is farinae a bed bug?

No: It is not the "bed bug" but it is a bug that might be on a bed or on other surfaces. The dermatophagoides farinae is the american dust mite. ...Read more

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Can one having class 5 farinae allergy do mountain climbing? What to take note?

Can one having class 5 farinae allergy do mountain climbing? What to take note?

Dust mite: I presume you are talking about dust mite allergy. First you will not find dust mites outdoors or in very dry climate- they cannot thrive at under 50% RH or reproduce under 65% and will be killed by sunlight exposure. However if you have asthma, it is the asthma which must be controlled before contemplating any prolonged and strenuous activities. ...Read more

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How do I treat a dust mite bite?

How do I treat a dust mite bite?

Not biting: Dust mites and their feces are a common trigger of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis and triggering asthma. Dust mites do not bite, so no need to worry about that. ...Read more

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What do dust mite bites look like?

Dust mites: Although dust mites eat remnant of human skin they do not eat humans and do not consequently leave marks. Are you thinking bed bugs which leave blood red spots on skin and frequently blood spots on sheets. ...Read more

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How should I treat dust mite bites?

They don't: House dust mites, although related to the spider, do not bite. If something is biting you, look for bed bugs or fleas. The usual treatment is application of a cortisone cream, a prescription one if necessary. ...Read more

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Can special pillow cases help with dust mite?

Can special pillow cases help with dust mite?

Yes: Dust mite covers for the pillows, mattress, and box springs can decrease your exposure to dust mites. Additionally, you will want to wash the other bedding (including sheets) on hot water (130 f) once per week. ...Read more

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Why does a new air mattress only cure my dust mite problems for a few days?

They are everywhere: Dust mites are not just in your mattress. They are in your clothes, your carpet, your curtains, and all your upholstered furniture. Most allergists are able to help you figure out how to reduce (not eliminate) exposure to dust mites. ...Read more

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If you use an unwashed bed pillow for 20yrs wouldn't dust mite issues and other "bugs" cause health problems?

Possible: The mites tend to thrive in the stuffing and less on the surface. No problem unless you are allergic to it. On the other, is this a theoretical exercise since I'd doubt that even a homeless person would allow the pillow unwashed for 20 years. ...Read more

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What are the sympthoms of dust mite allergies?

What are the sympthoms of dust mite allergies?

Sneeze, congestion: The typical symptoms are nasal congestion, sneezing, itching, eyes itching and watery, occasionally looking red. On the skin itchy skin, and rash, on the ears itchy ears and ear canals. If ingested the typical symptoms of anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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A good site about dust mite allergies?

A good site about dust mite allergies?

Missionallergy.com: This is an allergy-products company founded by an allergist, so the information on the site is solid and reputable. They also make the best of the various types of dust mite encasings on the market. ...Read more

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Dust mite rash. What does it look like?

Dust mite rash. What does it look like?

Rash: dust mites generally cause eczema, it is patches of very itchy dry skin that can turn red and scaling with scratching ...Read more

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How long does a dust mite allergic reaction last?

It depends...: On the amount and duration of exposure. If you're allergic to dust mites and you fluff up a pillow on the way to the washing machine, probably 30 minutes. If you sleep on a pillow without an allergy cover, the all-night-long exposure might last a couple of hours, or if you're highly allergic to dust mites, it might last all day. ...Read more

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Where can I learn more about dust mite allergies?

Where can I learn more about dust mite allergies?

Internet: You can google it and there should be a lot of references available. Choose the ones that are easier for you to understand. ...Read more

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What can be done about house dust mite allergies?

What can be done about house dust mite allergies?

Lots: Dust mites a creatures that are related to tick and spiders. They are commonly found in upholstered furniture and bedding. There are dust mite covers that can be purchased for use on your bed. Google mission:allergy. ...Read more