Introduction to Dust Mite Allergens


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Dust Mites or HDM as they are commonly known are a cosmopolitan pyroglyphidae that live in and around human habitations. They feed off dead skin cells and flourish in warm and humid conditions (including bedding). Both the skeleton of the dust mites and their excretions are common causes of asthma and other allergens.


Dust mite allergens affect about 20 million Americans. The effects of these little creatures on these people mean that they feel like they have a constant cold or even asthma. The symptoms to look out for would be….
• Red, itchy eyes
• Runny, itchy stuffed nose
• A lot of sneezing
• Wheezing
• Difficulty breathing


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A dust mite allergy can range from mild to severe. A mild case of dust mite allergy may cause an occasional runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. In severe cases, the condition may be ongoing (chronic), resulting in persistent sneezing, cough, congestion, facial pressure or severe asthma attack.

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Dust mites thrive in temperatures of 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit and relative humidity levels of 70 percent to 80 percent. There are at least 13 species of mites, all of which are well adapted to the environment inside your home. They feed chiefly on the tiny flakes of human skin that people normally shed each day. These flakes work their way deep into the inner layers of furniture, carpets, bedding and even stuffed toys. These are the places where mites thrive. An average adult person may shed up to 1.5 grams of skin in a day, this is enough to feed 1 million dust mites!





Watch a short clip here on 3 things you may not know about dust mites



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