What to do when allergic to dust mites?

If you’re like us, your allergies have begun to surface with the warmer weather. For some of us, the sneezing and coughing never really went away. It’s possible that your allergy symptoms are caused by dust mites.

Dust mites? You ask yourself incredulously. You’ve heard of them before but they live in such a microscopic world that it seems hard for them to be responsible for all these pesky reactions happening in our daily lives.

Despite their teeny-tiny nature, dust mites can cause big problems for people who are allergic to them(guilty!). Here’s an overview on what you should do when faced with this terrible menace:

A Short Introduction To Dust Mite Allergies

Before diving into all the exciting tidbits around dealing with dust-mite induced allergies, let’s first establish what we’re actually dealing with here.

What Are Dust-Mite Induced Allergies?

Simply put: If someone is allergic anytime they come into contact or inhale substances produced by tiny insects known as dust-mites. Most commonly found in mattresses and carpets (just where we’d love ’em)

The signs of a dustmite allergy might look similar to those of other seasonal allergies – runny nose/eyes & itchiness – which can make it tricky to identify without medical intervention

Enough introduction though; if you suspect having an issue related to these little devils then pay attention!

How To Detect Whether Your Symptoms Are Related To Dust Mites?

Allergy testing will help determine if your symptoms are related specifically towards dustmites (rather than other allergens like pollen). Note that common over-the-counter antihistamines won’t get rid off ‘MITE SYMPTOMS’ fully though curbing temporary relief at times .

In case diagnosis is not possible, there are certain signals to look out for including;

  • Recurring watering eyes
  • Unexplained and regular bouts of heavy sneezing
  • Lethargy and fatigues regularly in office/home

If any (or all) of the above symptoms sound all too familiar then it’s probably time that you start taking real action towards resolving this issue.

How To Get Rid Of These Tiny Foes: A Comprehensive Guide

Start With a Deep Clean

A thorough cleaning session should be your top priority. Dust mites thrive in beddings, carpets etc; which makes these areas perfect breeding grounds.

Hot temperature ‘Cleans everything!’:

Washing every bed cell-stitched embellishment at temperatures higher than 130°F (54°C) is crucial. In addition to bedding items, consider also vacuuming places such as couches or plush toys with high frequency exposure around our physical self – hygiene shouldn’t get overlooked anywhere!

Remember cold water only gets rid of dirt- it won’t kill potential bacteria, conversely hot temps keep both dust particles & living aerosols in check which can be major cause behind allergen spread.

But remember material quality comes first – because throwing cheap/low-quality furnishings into dangerously high temperatures might lead them to rip off easily while exacerbating allergic problems.

Invest In Hypoallergenic Stuff

In case steaming cleaning isn’t cutting the mustard; count on Hypoallergenic products designed specifically people suffering from allergies resulting from dust-mite induced issues. Here are few potential life changing purchases –

Product Price Description
Bed Bug Killer Spray $27 $18 Sprays actively exterminate unwelcome guests by making an unpleasant space for them
Anti-Dust Mite Allergy Pillow Protector Covers $23 (Set of Two) Made especially for those who don’t like allergens getting in the way of a good nap.
Anti-Dust Mite UV Vacuum Cleaner $67 Slay your enemies where they live on curtains, carpets and upholstery with this powerful creature quasher!

(get it? anti-mites things are called “creature quashers” now)

These products are usually

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Proven effective at minimizing exposure to dust mites

Also consider going for;

  1. DUVETS: Get Secondary Covers
  2. Pillow Protectors To Balance Your Home Density
  3. Allergy-Azmal Restricting Temporary Masks While Doing Cleaning

Keep Up The Cleaning Routine Regularly

The best course of action against dust mite allergies is proper maintenance & scheduling house-cleaning sessions as frequently as possible every MONTH.

Set aside your mop/broom/vacuum cleaner atleast twice a year (every 6months) prioritizing sanitization

Don’t worry about overdoing it though – being Clean never Hurt anyone!


Dust mites can be right annoying pests attacking us on our own soil but with dedication there’s always new techniques cropping up combating them more effectively than before!

Try these out and get ahead of that sneezing fit waiting around next corner because an ounce counts when you’re constantly threatened by natures nuisance!

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