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How do I get rid of dust mites if my baby is allergic?

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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several measures

Dust mite is the most common allergy.
Prevent dust mite exposure by using tightly woven dust mite proof encasements on pillows, mattresses, and boxsprings (www.Aafa.Org/certified lists good options). 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.

In brief: Several measures

Dust mite is the most common allergy.
Prevent dust mite exposure by using tightly woven dust mite proof encasements on pillows, mattresses, and boxsprings (www.Aafa.Org/certified lists good options). 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.
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Allergy covers

You can not completely get rid of dust mites, but you can minimize them by using pillow and mattress allergy covers and hepa filters, especially in the bedroom. Also, avoid carpets and lots of stuffed animals, which are a hiding place for dust mites.
Keeping the humidity levels low will also reduce dust mite growth.

In brief: Allergy covers

You can not completely get rid of dust mites, but you can minimize them by using pillow and mattress allergy covers and hepa filters, especially in the bedroom. Also, avoid carpets and lots of stuffed animals, which are a hiding place for dust mites.
Keeping the humidity levels low will also reduce dust mite growth.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several ways

Get rid of carpet in bedrooms and stuffed animals in the bed.
Wash the sheets and pillow cases in hot water weekly. Finally, get the hypoallergenic sheets and pillowcases at the store. All those measures should help. If not, then needs an app't with an allergist. That child might be a candidate for allergy shots in the future if those measures and/or meds don't help.

In brief: Several ways

Get rid of carpet in bedrooms and stuffed animals in the bed.
Wash the sheets and pillow cases in hot water weekly. Finally, get the hypoallergenic sheets and pillowcases at the store. All those measures should help. If not, then needs an app't with an allergist. That child might be a candidate for allergy shots in the future if those measures and/or meds don't help.
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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