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How To Get Rid Of Dust Mites Bites
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scabies TX: It requires effort to get rid of Scabies. 1st, you & all members of your household need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. 2nd, clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding & towels you've come in contact w). There may be things like pillows that can’t go in the wash. Place them in a big plastic bag & tie it up. Keep it in there for 48 hours because ...Read more
My dogs got mites and now I have them too , is there an easy low cost remedy I can get rid of them on me? They mostly are on my arms , I do shower ev
Elimite: The usual treatment is applying a prescription lotion called Elimite which is available as a generic. I am not aware of an over the counter product for canine mites.Canine mites may require a second application or resistant cases an oral agent Ivermectin can be used. ...Read more
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
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 or similar medicine. ...Read more
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