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Does A Hepa Air Filter Catch Dust Mites
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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
Dust mites: This is not a medical question, but an allergist in your area may be able to make some suggestions. You might also call a local expert on insects at your local UCal campus. ...Read more
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HEPA: Hepa filter means high efficiency particulate air filter. This is just a government designation that a filter will remove a certain number of particles of a given size. These will take the level of animal dander down from a ton to a lot. Look for a reputable major brand name and change the filter regularly. ...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
Wake up with stuffed nose, mucus in the back of my throat, bloodshot eyes. I bought an air purifier which isn't helping. Is this a dust mite allergy?
Vaccuums: Any brand with a true hepa filter should be adequate. The problem of ineffective filtering typically comes from not keeping the filter clean, or replacing as needed. ...Read more
Not effective: Whole house HEPA may reduce dust mite count but does not improve allergic symptoms. Sometimes I recommend HEPA for the bedroom w/ pet allergy. It is more important as to how much air change it provides than where it is placed. The only kind that works is a HEPA hood above your head & this would not likely be tolerated by most people. I think an allergist will be able to offer you some guidance. ...Read more
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