Allergies are enhanced reaction to certain substances in our environment, called allergens. Our body mistakenly take them for bacteria and attacks them, producing symptoms called allergic reaction. Fevers, watery nose, sneezing, burning or itchy eyes can all be symptoms of some kind of different allergies. Symptoms may be easier or stronger depending of time of the year.
Dust mite allergy is caused by particles of dust, usually in our house. Dust mites feeds on tiny particles of our skin. The proteins in the dust mites attack respiratory passages, producing the symptoms of high fever, eczema, asthma, runny nose, difficulty to breath, and watering eyes, etc. In case you are diagnosed by your doctor with dust mite allergy, various treatment and therapies can be applied.
Treatments for Dust Mite Allergy
In cases of dust mite allergy, usual medicaments may be drops or nasal sprays which reduce nose problems and nasal inflammations, pills or syrup of antihistamine which reduce high fever and allergic reactions by blocking histamine actions, or eye drops which helps with eye inflammations.
If you do not want to use classic medical remedies, you can try some alternative approach like homeopathic remedies. Homeopathic remedies are very effective, the do not have side effects and they are safe to use. For dosage, instructions of use and choice of homeopathic remedy for your case of dust mite allergy, you should consult your doctor or homeopathic expert.
There are other things you can do in your home to protect you and your family from dust mite allergies. You can put the plastic wrap around your mattress and use synthetic pillows. Dust mites are mostly present in the bedroom, and plastic wrap for your mattress will prevent them for entering it. Also although synthetic pillows won’t stop dust mites from entering it, you can wash them successfully. You should also use bedspread, and take it down only when it is time for sleep.
Also you should use rugs that can be easily washed instead of wall to wall one, on temperatures high enough to kill all dust mites in them. Dust mites can not survive on dry and polished floor, so sometimes you may remove everything from your children’s bedroom floor.
In severe cases of dust mite allergy you can protect yourself or members of your family with mask, especially when you are vacuuming. Large quantities of dust mites are thrown into the air while vacuuming, and the stay there for several minutes. Simple mask that covers mouth and nose called mist or dust respirator can prevent any allergens, such as dust mites to reach your throat and lungs.