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Vacuum cleaner brand with hepa filter for dust mite and dust allergy?

Vacuum cleaner brand with hepa filter for dust mite and dust allergy?

Vaccuums: Any brand with a true hepa filter should be adequate. The problem of ineffective filtering typically comes from not keeping the filter clean, or replacing as needed. ...Read more

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Skin susceptible to bites from small insects and dust mites?

Skin susceptible to bites from small insects and dust mites?

Interesting: Never heard that the skin would be susceptible to insect bites more than someone else's unless the smell of the skin- soaps, colognes, perfumes, etc. maybe attracts the bugs more. You might try not wearing anything that has a fragrance to it- even washing clothes in fragrance free detergent and dryer sheets. ...Read more

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Will a vinyl matress cover keep dust mites from coming in or out of the matress?

Will a vinyl matress cover keep dust mites from coming in or out of the matress?

Yes: A vinyl dust cover will prevent dust mites from attaching to the mattress. If dust is an allergy issue add eucalyptus oil to the wash to kill dust mites. ...Read more

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Can my house cleaner bring in dust mites from her vacuum?

Yes: Theoretically yes. If she is not emptying the receptacle or changing the bag between jobs, then yes. Also, if she knows she serviced a place with dust mites, she should disinfect her equipment. ...Read more

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With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?

With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?

Dust mite barrier: Covering your mattress with an impermeable dust mite barrier and washing sheets in hot water weekly as well as removing extra pillows and thick comforters are the most important steps to avoid dust mite allergy reactions. ...Read more

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Danger of dust mites in eyes and ears?

Dust mite allergies: These can cause numerous symptoms including itchy eyes, ear congestion secondary to nose congestion, with subsequent ear fluid in the middle ear. Consult an allergist, they can go over things in details. ...Read more

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Would being around barn animals effect a dust mite allergy?

No: Usually dust mites are associated with fabric surfaces feeding on human dander. This would not occur in barns or on animals. ...Read more

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Do dust mites and their released allergens reside in clothing?

Do dust mites and their released allergens reside in clothing?

They can: Dust mites can live in clothing, although most people wash their clothes often enough for this to not be a problem. The biggest area they live is in bedding. If you're allergic to dust mites, you can get a special cover for your mattress. You should also wash your bedding regularly to keep them under control. ...Read more

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In an allergy test, is house dust the same thing as dust mites?

In an allergy test, is house dust the same thing as dust mites?

A little different: House dust is a mixture of stuff that accumulates in your carpets and upholstered furniture - house dust mites (hdm), molds, animal dander, even food particles & pollen. Hdm is an arachnid with 8 legs more closely related to spiders than to insects. Because hdm is the primary allergen in house dust the terms are sometimes inprecisely used interchangeably. ...Read more

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Splinter (wood) under the fingernail that is stuck under full length of nail. Tried to soak it; wood expands. Can't reach w/ tweezers, advice?

Splinter (wood) under the fingernail that is stuck under full length of nail. Tried to soak it; wood expands. Can't reach w/ tweezers, advice?

2 possibilities: 1 wait and see what happens as it will come out as the nail grows, there a risk of infection and if it bothering you. 2. Go to your doctor for removal. ...Read more

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Can use of nail polish on nails cause nail polish-like smell of breath?

Can use of nail polish on nails cause nail polish-like smell of breath?

No, it does not: There are certain health conditions that are associated with unusual odors of breath. Those need to be examined by your doctor. If you are talking about your baby, please take him/her to the pediatrician to be examined. Things like chronic sinus infections, dental problems, certain metabolic problems, like diabetes and many others can give an unusual smell to the breath. ...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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Can inhaling the dust of cat litter cause histoplasmosis?

Can inhaling the dust of cat litter cause histoplasmosis?

Unlikely: You have not mentioned if the cat litter has been used by the cat. It is unlikely as the histoplasmosis is more in keeping with areas where you live such as the midwest or OHio River valley. If the little has been used you might think about how the litter is handled and can get toxoplasmosis. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to kill biting mites on someone skin and house (not dust mites)?

Is there a natural way to kill biting mites on someone skin and house (not dust mites)?

Skin: There are many types of mites, knowing the type can be helpful. In general, select showering over bath to remove them. If you bathe you can add epsom or sea salt (as hot water alone usually doesn't kill them). Use of a loofah will help to remove them from skin. Coal tar can reduce itch. Menthol can help keep them off skin. Clean shower or spray w dilute bleach after use. ...Read more