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Dust Mites Allergy Symptoms
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
I've had chronic hives for four years. My husband just developed identical symptoms. Allergy to dust mites but could there be another underlying cause?
HIVES FOR FOUR YEARS: YOUR BEST BET IS CONSULT WITH A DERMATOLOGIST OR AN ALLERGIST. THESE DOCTORS WILL BE ABLE TO TEST BOTH OF YOU TO FIND OUT WHAT YOU BOTH MIGHT BE ALLERGIC TO. DO NOT WAIT! BEST LUCK TO YOU BOTH. . . ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I know when my son has allergies or a virus? He has had stuffy/runny nose for a month no other symptoms. He does have a dust mite allergy
Virus vs. allergy: Initially, both viruses and allergies can produce similar symptoms such as clear runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, slight cough, etc. However, symptoms from a viral infection should resolve within 10-14 days, while allergy symptoms will linger until treated or until the allergen is removed. ...Read more
Blood/or skin: That means you have IgE antibody to one or more of the mite allergens. However it does not by itself prove that you will have an allergic condition. Generally the bigger the skin test reaction, the higher the blood test result, the more likely you will have symptoms when challenged to mite allergens. ...Read more
Yes: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dust-mites/basics/definition/CON-20028330Get a more detailed answer ›
A little different: House dust is a mixture of stuff that accumulates in your carpets and upholstered furniture - house dust mites (hdm), molds, animal dander, even food particles & pollen. Hdm is an arachnid with 8 legs more closely related to spiders than to insects. Because hdm is the primary allergen in house dust the terms are sometimes inprecisely used interchangeably. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer