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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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Any of various small or minute arachnids of the order acarina that are often parasitic on animals and plants, infest stored food products, and in ...Read more


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I just found out that I have a dust mite allergy. What can I do besides move?

I just found out that I have a dust mite allergy. What can I do besides move?

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

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I have been sneezing in side and out side some times . Could I be dust mites and pollen. ?

I have been sneezing in side and out side some times . Could I be dust mites and pollen. ?

Could be both: indoor sneezing more likely dust mite and molds. Sneezing outdoors in pollen season could be pollens and in non pollen season probably molds ...Read more

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Hi there I have large goitre on my thyroid it only appeared around the time I found out I had a severe allergy to dust mites could the 2 be linked?

Hi there I have large goitre on my thyroid it only appeared around the time I found out I had a severe allergy to dust mites could the 2 be linked?

Unlikely: Thyroid goiters are caused by insufficient iodine, benign nodules or malfunctioning endocrine glands, among others. Allergies are caused by hypersensitivity to foreign proteins which causes release of chemicals like histamines that then cause allergy symptoms I know of no medical connection between the two. Hope you're being treated! ...Read more

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I have dust mite allergy ! and i want to go out of town ! which better for my allergy cold city or beach ?

I have dust mite allergy ! and i want to go out of town ! which better for my allergy cold city or beach ?

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

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I use headphones that cover the ear completely and was wondering if they can get dust mite problems as I have a allergy to dust mitesthanks?

I use headphones that cover the ear completely and was wondering if they can get dust mite problems as I have a allergy to dust mitesthanks?

No: The ear canals are not the site dust mite favors. Their favorite dwelling place is your bed (mattress, pillow, box spring, and even comforter). I hope you have mite-proof encasings on the above items but don't expect miracles even if you have the covers on these items. ...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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Is my baby’s bed really full of dust mites and if so what can I do about that?

Yes it is...: ...And if it ain't broke, don't fix it - if she is not suffering from respiratory allergies or asthma, there is no reason to go on a mite-hunting expedition. ...Read more

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Can you feel dust mites on your skin ??

Can you feel dust mites on your skin ??

Are you referring: to feeling them move about on your skin? That would be highly unlikely. ...Read more

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How can I reduce dust mites in my home?

Dust mite covers: Google mission:allergy. This is a allergy supply store run by an allergist who has dust mite covers that can be used for your bed. ...Read more