Dust mites. They prowl our beds. They irritate our noses. Dust mites are tiny enough that you can’t even see them with the naked eye and yet they trigger allergy symptoms and asthma attacks. They feed on flakes of human skin and reside in bedding, carpets, upholstery, draperies, and other “dust traps.”
If your home is infested with these microscopic creatures and you have a dust mite allergy, then you need to remedy this situation.
Avoiding your exposure to dust mites is one of the best strategies for controlling your dust mite allergy symptoms. Here are some ways you can reduce the dust mites in your home:
If you are allergic to dust mites, there are some medications you can take to reduce the symptoms. You can purchase over-the-counter medications such as nasal corticosteroids, antihistamines, or oral decongestants, to help with the itching, sneezing, and runny nose. These medications can help prevent and treat the inflammation caused by dust mite allergy.
Allergy shots can also treat your dust mite allergy. They can be an excellent long-term solution, especially if over-the-counter medications don’t work anymore. They are cost-effective and can bring long-lasting relief to allergy sufferers. Allergy shots are highly recommended for people with severe allergy symptoms who don’t typically respond to usual medications.
You don’t have to suffer anymore. Dust mite allergies can be prevented, or at least significantly reduced if you do your best to prevent dust mite exposure. If you have a dust mite allergy, then you need to visit a doctor.
Paul Jantzi has spent more than 13 years serving the south-central Texas region as an allergist. He is board-certified in allergy and immunology with prior specialty training in pediatrics and internal medicine. Schedule a meeting with him to learn more about immunotherapy and how it can help with your allergy symptoms.