What Are Dust Mites and What Kinds of Health Problems Can They Cause?

 System substances-or allergens- that can trigger allergic reactions and asthma in many people. Hundreds of thousands of dust mites can live in bedding, mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets or curtains in your home. They feed on the dead human skin cells found in dust. Chronic, ongoing exposure to dust mites at home can dramatically impact the health of people with asthma and those who are allergic or particularly sensitive to mites. These allergens can cause an immune system response, known as allergic rhinitis. A dust mite allergy can range from mild to severe. In severe cases, the condition is ongoing or chronic, resulting in persistent sneezing, cough, congestion, facial pressure or severe asthma attack. There are a few ways you can eliminate dust mites. First thing you can do is to reduce the humidity, to minimize the growth you should keep your home below 50 percent humidity. On dry days, open your windows for one hour per day to help remove humidity from your home. You can also remove some furniture with smooth surfaces, eliminate drapes, and curtains, and cover mattresses and pillows to reduce the mites, and also wash bedding in hot water once a week. If you have carpet, you can replace it or use a vacuum with a high efficiently filter or a central vacuum cleaner. Damp mop floors often. Dusting regularly is another way to reduce mites. When dusting, use a damp mop, damp cloth or a duster that can trap and remove the amount of dust that is stirred up when cleaning BACK