How long do the symptoms of a dust mite allergy usually last for?

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.

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Symptoms of a dust mite allergy?

Mite allergy. Dust mites are common causes of respiratory allergic symptoms and more recently may be aggrivators of some pediatric eczema. In sensitized individuals they can cause itchy nose, sneezing, runny nose, eye symptoms, coughing, and/or wheezing. Avoidance measures are of limited value. Appropriate allergy medication and/or immunotherapy is often required. See a board certified allergist. Read more...
Dust mites. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dust-mites/basics/definition/CON-20028330. Read more...

How do I know when my son has allergies or a virus? He has had stuffy/runny nose for a month no other symptoms. He does have a dust mite allergy

Virus vs. allergy. Initially, both viruses and allergies can produce similar symptoms such as clear runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, slight cough, etc. However, symptoms from a viral infection should resolve within 10-14 days, while allergy symptoms will linger until treated or until the allergen is removed. Read more...

What will really work in controlling dust mite allergy symptoms?

Controversial. Some recent studies are suggesting that there is not much that can be done about environmental control for dust mites. I usually recommend washing bed linens weekly in hot water, allergen encasings, and keeping bedroom as uncluttered as possible. Read more...

Can allergen sprays really work in controlling dust mite allergy symptoms?

Unfortunately, no. To truly decrease dust mite symptoms, several measures are needed including encasements over bedding, hot water washing, reducing humidity and no carpet or frequent vacuuming. Some sprays kill mites, others denature mite proteins, but by themselves they are not sufficient to decrease symptoms. Read more...

7yr old has had congestion for 3 weeks, no other symptoms. Could This Be Due To his dust mite allergy? Are there any homeopathic ways to cure it?

Congestion. Have him examined to determine the cause and then look at your treatment options. In the meantime if you are worried about dust mites, try to get rid of the exposure. Covering the mattress is one option. All the best. Read more...
Possibly but... Yes, congestion could be related to allergies and dust mites are among the most common allergens, but it could be related to other allergies, food sensitivities or a low-grade infection. If this persists, blood tests or skin tests can be done to identify allergens. Minimizing exposures is important. Classical homeopathy has the potential to cure allergies with the help of a skilled homeopath. Read more...

I have asthma and dust mite allergy for almost last 10 years. Can I take levolin inhaler and cetrigine 10mg together for asthma and dust mite allergy?

Non specific. Asthma and allergy medicines would help control your symptoms, but if you are sure allergic to dust mites, you first need to avoid exposure as much as you can by using environmental control measures, and if still symptomatic, ask an experienced allergist whether you are a candidate for specific immunotherapy against dust mites, goodluck . Read more...

What can I do for a dust mite allergy?

Mite allergy. There are products available to reduce the mite population. Ask you allergist for info. Also immunotherapy is very successful for improving your resistance to dust mites. Read more...

How do I know if I have a dust mite allergy?

Allergy testing. Allergy testing either skin testing/blood test, usually strong history is suggestive but a definitive answer would be through testing. Read more...