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How do I get rid of dust mites if my baby is allergic?

How do I get rid of dust mites if my baby is allergic?

Several measures: Dust mite is the most common allergy. Prevent dust mite exposure by using tightly woven dust mite proof encasements on pillows, mattresses, and boxsprings (www.Aafa.Org/certified lists good options). Other measures include keeping the house humidity lower than 50%, washing all bedding in hot water (over 140 f), and vacuuming carpeting in the bedroom with a hepa filter containing vacuum. ...Read more

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Any of various small or minute arachnids of the order acarina that are often parasitic on animals and plants, infest stored food products, and in ...Read more


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I have been recently diagnosed as being allergic to dust-mites. What can I do to get rid of them besides dusting?

I have been recently diagnosed as being allergic to dust-mites. What can I do to get rid of them besides dusting?

Bedding: A major dust mite exposure area is the bed. Encase your pillow, mattress, and box springs in special dust mite-proof covers. Anything you can't wrap up should be washed regularly in hot water. Keep the head of the bed uncluttered. Maintain a relative humidity of less that 50%. Avoid ceiling fans. ...Read more

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If I have allergies, is it essential for me to get rid of all the dust mites in my house?

No, just do this: Miteproof encasements for pillow, mattress & comforter. Get these online. Remove bedroom carpet; all carpeting if possible. Leather sofa. Place dirty sheets in dryer for 15 minutes desiccating mites - then wash in cold or warm water - cheaper & much safer than hot water. Same deal for plush toys. Hepa purifiers are not useful for dust mites. Bedroom curtains are ok. ...Read more

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Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bed bugs and dust mites?

Lots of work.: Declutter entire bedroom/ home. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ place all junk in tightly sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation.Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable bag. Seal bag &. ...Read more

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I have a allergic problem in dust. How do I get rid of this allergy?

I have a allergic problem in dust. How do I get rid of this allergy?

Dust allergy: I suggest you see a board certified allergist, they can help you with your dust allergy and provide you with several options to treat and how to minimize your exposure in every day life. If your symptoms are severe consider allergy shots, also known as allergen immunotherapy. They are 95% successful in treating dust mite allergy. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to axe body spray and house dust. How do I get rid of my allergies that make my nose run and sneeze?

I'm allergic to axe body spray and house dust. How do I get rid of my allergies  that make my nose run and sneeze?

Avoidance: First you need to pinpoint the triggers such as axe body spray and dust mites then avoid them. However most people with allergic diseases are not allergic to just a few allergens. For the dust mites, special mite-proof encasings for the mattress, box spring, and pillows are recommended. If otc medications such as antihistamine/decongestant did not help. Consult your doctor or an allergist. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old, my skin is allergic from dust. I'm having pimples on my face. how to get rid of this pimples easily?

I'm 16 years old, my skin is allergic from dust. I'm having pimples on my face. how to get rid of this pimples easily?

Pimples are hormonal: Allergy to dust or pollen can irritate sking but your pimples at this age are probably due to the hormonal changes your body is going through at 16 years. You should try over the counter medicines such as Bezoyle Peroxide daily after washing your face with water and if the problem persists after three months, get a prescription for Retin A (tretinoin) or similar medicine. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dust basement/basement allergies?

How can I get rid of dust basement/basement allergies?

Mold: the elevated humidity in the basement allows molds to thrive. Be sure the basement is not covered with carpeting and the drainage is adequate around your house. Molds also thrive in stagnant air and thus some air movement at all times would help to reduce the humidity as well. Remove anything which has been infested with mold (drywall, particle boards ete) Unclutter! ...Read more

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My allergies to house dust are worse at night to the point were I can't breath. I've already taken a 24hr allergy pill. How do I get rid allergy?

My allergies to house dust are worse at night to the point were I can't breath. I've already taken a 24hr allergy pill. How do I get rid allergy?

Environmental change: I would suggest changing your pillow/sheets and using mattress covers to avoid dust exposure during the night. It is also helpful to remove carpets/stuffed animals from the bedroom. Hardwood or other non carpeted surfaces are much easier to clean. In addition, I would suggest that you speak to your physician about pulmonary function testing. ...Read more

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