Dust builds up throughout your home. The dust may
contain substances that trigger asthma symptoms, such as wheezing or coughing,
allergic reaction, such as the rash of
atopic dermatitis or stuffy nose of
allergic rhinitis. These substances are called
Dust mites are another example of an allergen.
Although there is no strong evidence that reducing dust and dust mites in
your home will reduce symptoms of
asthma or allergic reactions, the following steps may
are visible only through a microscope.
People are allergic to dust mite droppings, not the dust mites themselves.
Allergy to dust mites is a year-round problem.
Adults spend one-third of their time and children
spend half of their time in their bedrooms, so it is important that you take steps
to prevent allergens in this room.
June 17, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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