What can be done about house dust mite allergies?

Lots. Dust mites a creatures that are related to tick and spiders. They are commonly found in upholstered furniture and bedding. There are dust mite covers that can be purchased for use on your bed. Google mission:allergy.

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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...

Where can I learn more about dust mite allergies?

Internet. You can google it and there should be a lot of references available. Choose the ones that are easier for you to understand. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: dust mite allergy?

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...

I have a natural cotton and horsehair mattress. Is it dust mite and allergy free?

Not really. Do not be fooled by the terms "natural" and "organic". These do not always mean disease free, or harmless and many are not certified to begin with. Your mattress is a terrific hiding place for dust mites and for allergic issues. The best, non-allergenic mattresses are those that use synthetic fibers or sponge rubber that mites cannot live off. Read more...