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Doctor insights on: How Long Does A Dust Mite Allergic Reaction Last

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How long does a dust mite allergic reaction last?

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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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Can stress (or anything other than the allergen) be a factor in the frequency or severity of a dust mite allergic reaction?

Stress worsens: Our bodies are so complex, and we really only understand a fraction of how our bodies' systems interact with our environment. In general, chronic ongoing stress seems to worsen many illness. So yes, i'm sure stress has the potential to worsen allergy. It's good to make a concerted effort to lessen overall stress. See stress reduction techniques on health tap. ...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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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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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

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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

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Child rash very faint pink spots flat and don't itch on cheeks and torso no other sym besides congestion from allergies (dust mite) should I worry?

Child rash very faint pink spots flat and don't itch on cheeks and torso no other sym besides congestion from allergies (dust mite) should I worry?

Naw: Sounds to me like Fifth Disease, 6th disease, or another viral rash. These will often happen after a fever and are usually a sign that the illness will soon be over. Another possibility is an allergic reaction, which would improve with antihistamine. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


Mite (Definition)

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