Will carpet be ok for my dust mite allergy if I clean it yearly?

Doubt it. In a room where one person lives, it might take as little as a week to get dusty enough for discomfort.

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What should I do if my baby tested positive for a dust mite allergy?

Simple tips. Dust mite sensitivity is the most common allergy. You can help prevent dust mite exposure by using tightly woven dust mite proof encasements on pillows, mattresses, and boxsprings. 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 more...
Two approaches. 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...
Question diagnosis . I don't usually thing of environmental allergy occurring commonly before age three, unlike food allergy. Rast (blood) testing has frequent false positive values and skin testing is seldom performed in infants. I would like to know what symtoms are being attributed to the allergy. If it was a positive test in the absence of symptoms, i would ignore it. Read more...

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...

What is remedy for house dust mite allergy?

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...

I have a high intensity dust mite allergy, could an air purifier help?

May be. Mite allergen fairly heavy, so it is not easily raised from carpets, bedding and furniture in a room unless disturbed. Humidity should be kept under 50%, . In illinois, you should run a dehumidifier in your house whenever heating is not on. Also, you should remove carpeting, wash bedding in hot water and detergent and encase bedding. Check for water leaks. An air purifier may help. www.aaaai.org. Read more...