About Dust Mites
How do Dust Mites Affect People?
We all have dust mites at home, whether we like it or not. But, thankfully, AllergyBeGone carries a range of products to help combat the allergy symptoms dust mites can cause. Please refer to the guide below to learn more about how dust mites impact people and what products you need to maintain a dust-mite-free home.
Dust mites are commonly found in parts of the home with organic material, like bedding, furniture, carpets, stuffed animals and clothing, but they also live on the skin of people and animals. As uncomfortable as it is to think about, these tiny creatures are invisible to the naked eye and are mostly harmless.
However, when dust mites shed their skin and feces, that material goes out into the air and becomes part of the dust that floats around your house. Some allergy sufferers are sensitive to this material in particular. In a worst case scenario, inhaling dust with dust mite detritus can cause bronchial asthma. Additional symptoms include typical allergy reactions like sneezing, itching, watery eyes and wheezing. Rashes, headaches and fatigue are also possible. Dust mites can also aggravate pollen allergies like hay fever. If a member of your household exhibits any of these symptoms, dust mites could be to blame.
If you suspect dust mites might be a problem in your home, you can take samples from around the house, like mattresses, couches and carpets. Using dust mite images from AllergyBeGone, look at the samples under the microscope to compare. You can also purchase diagnostic tests. If dust mite presence is confirmed, sprays are available for carpets and furnishings. These sprays can be used in conjunction with specialized filters to make your whole family breathe easier.