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Medicine For Mite Allergy
It depends on what symptoms are caused by dust mite allergy and exposure. Most common would be nasal syptoms (allergic rhinitis) and oral antihistamines or topical steroids or antihistamines are very effective. Dust mite exposure in allergic people also can contribute to allergic eczema (atopic dermatitis) and asthma. They are treated in the usual way.
But best is to avoid dust mite exposure. ...Read more
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
Is zyrtek allergy med safe for a 7yr old, are there any natural ways to treat his dust mite allergy other than medicine everyday?
of allergen is always the best. Guideline recommends
* Keep indoor relative humidity to 65% /day would allow mites to live.
*Vacuum at least 1x/wk. (include upholstered furniture)
*Encase mattress , box spring, pillows in densely weaved microfiber encasings
*Remove drape, carpeting whenever possible.
*Launder bedding at least 1x/wk
*Allergy shots if necessary. ...Read more
I suffer from dust mite allergy for like 5 years. I'm doing immunotherapy shots for 3 years, and no substantial good results.And drugs don't work.Why?
Ask the allergist: Too many variables to answer this. Your diagnosis or shots could be wrong. You should ask the allergist or physician who is prescribing the shots and if you cannot get a satisfactory answer consider a second opinion with another allergist. Look for allergists certified by the american board of allergy and immunology. A good source is the website of the am academy of allergy: aaaai.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy measures: No carpeting. Special allergy pillow and mattress covers, sweep floors on a regular basis, dust using something on the rag( a cleaning solution) to pick up the dust and mites and not spread them into the air. Also have the heating and cooling cleaned and change or cleaned . And clean or replace the furnace filters on a regular basis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Year round symptoms: Since dust mites are in our pillows, mattress, box springs, bedding, symptoms of nasal congestion, sneezing, that is worse in the morning can be related to dust mites. For a little more information on dust mites, please see my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2012/11/dust-mites-just-the-facts/. ...Read more
Dust Mite allergy: Dust mite allergy is an abnormal immune response to the typically benign dust mite protein. Dust mites are present in most houses found in the bedding, carpets and fabrics. The dust mite is microscopic but it's droppings and body parts trigger allergic symptoms in sensitized individuals. Symptoms usually include nasal congestion, discharge, sneezing and eye symptoms. It can trigger asthma at times. ...Read more
Not much different..: ...From home, except that you may not have much control over your environment at work. A clean, well-ventilated workplace is the key to dust control. ...Read more
Hard to say: Acute symptoms due to a specific exposure can last for one to two hours; less if treated immediately with antihistamines. But dust mite allergen is very common in the environment, so continued exposure throughout the night and day can cause continuous symptoms. If taking an antihistamine on a regular basis doesn't help, see your primary physician or allergist. ...Read more
A. Reduce the dust mite allergen exposure -- place dust mite proof covers on pillow and mattress. Wash the linen in hot water once a week. Remove soft/plush toys from the bed (if possible).
B. If the above interventions are not enough, an allergy medicine could be tried to control the inflammation caused by the dust mite exposure. ...Read more
Control dust: Specific allergy covers for the mattress , box spring and pillows can help. Low humidity in winter kills the dust mites. Try to avoid carpeting and similar reservoirs for dust mies. Medications can help with symptoms. Allergy injections are very effective with dust mite allergy. ...Read more
Doubt it.: In a room where one person lives, it might take as little as a week to get dusty enough for discomfort. ...Read more
I have dust mite allergy ! and i want to go out of town ! which better for my allergy cold city or beach ?
The beach would likely be better. Dust mites tend to accumulate more in the winter due to the closing of the windows and poorer circulation.
To prepare you for your trip, i would discuss therapy options with your allergist/immunologist to make sure that you have minimal symptoms on your trip. If you have not seen an allergist, i would recommend seeing one to confirm your allergies. ...Read more
Lots of options: Avoidance helps, which can be achieved somewhat by washing sheets/bedding on super-hot water (130 f) once per week and encasing the mattresses and pillows with dust mite covers that are impermeable to dust mites. Medications may relieve symptoms, and these medications usually include over the counter antihistamines and prescription nasal sprays. Allergy shots can cure this type of allergy. ...Read more
Combination: Use dust mite covers on pillows and mattresses, hypoallergenic pillows, latex mattress, use a hepa vacuum cleaner, vapor steam cleaner, try a quality air purifier, dehumidifier, good filters for the furnace & anti-allergen carpet cleaner (best not to have carpeting). 0h - were you asking about med tx - talk to your allergist about desensitization shots. ...Read more