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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can bird mites live on your body? Are they contagious? Is there a medicine to get rid of them off your body?
No problem if clean!: Bird mites usually survive only on birds and can get on your body but will not survive very well and if one is washing and taking care of their bodies they will get rid of the mites and they do not survive long. But it is best to have good hygiene and wash your hair and body well. They are not contagious and as long as clean should be fine. There is no medicine to get rid of them. Hope this helps ...Read more
Dust in my hair which won't go away. Pinching fingers & dragging through hair gets white stuff stuck on fingers. What is it and how to get rid of it?
Dandruff: For patients with seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp the suggested treatment is with antifungal shampoos (selenium sulfide 2.5%, ketoconazole 2%, or ciclopirox 1%) rather than frequent shampooing with nonmedicated shampoo. The medicated shampoo should be used daily or two or three times per week for several weeks, until remission is achieved. ...Read more
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