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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
14 years in practice
185K people helped
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How do I get rid of dust mites if my baby is allergic?

Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
14 years in practice
185K people helped
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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Dr. Adam Smith
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12 years in practice
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
39 years in practice
7M people helped
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If I have allergies, is it essential for me to get rid of all the dust mites in my house?

Dr. Steven Machtinger
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
39 years in practice
7M people helped
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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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bed bugs and dust mites?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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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Dr. John Overholt
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
21 years in practice
355K people helped
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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?

Dr. John Overholt
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
21 years in practice
355K people helped
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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Is there a good way to get rid of turkey mite bites?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Has the source of: The bird mites also been treated? This site will provide explanation ways to address your bites: http://www.Birdmites.Org/strategies.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
21M people helped
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How can I get rid of dust basement/basement allergies?

Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
21M people helped
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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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
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How to get rid of house dust?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
How to get rid of house dust?

House dust: To get rid of house dust, vacuum with a filtered vacuum. Accompany this with dusting the furniture with special rags that attract dust to them. Depending on the dust outside your home and how well your home is insulated, you may need to do all this frequently. ...Read more

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
24 years in practice
12M people helped
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I have a allergic problem in dust. How do I get rid of this allergy?

Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
24 years in practice
12M people helped
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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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
31 years in practice
2M people helped
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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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
23 years in practice
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I think I mite be getting the flu I had a few sneezes and I also had the sniffles aswell what can I do to get rid of it ?

Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
23 years in practice
2M people helped
I think I mite be getting the flu I had a few sneezes and I also had the sniffles aswell what can I do to get rid of it ?

Flu: If you feel you have contracted a virus, the best way to deal with it is to rest, hydrate, keep warm and treat symptoms as needed with OTC meds. If symptoms persist more than a week see your doctor. ...Read more

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