A common trigger for indoor allergies, dust mites can be found in the dust particles that collect naturally around the house. While dust mites are found throughout homes, they are more prevalent in humid areas of the house. These microscopic creatures live off our dead skin cells, hiding in the fibres and feathers of pillows, duvets, mattresses, blankets, and carpets.
Dust Allergy Symptoms
Some common symptoms of a dust allergy may include sneezing, itchy watery eyes, runny nose, and nasal congestion. Allergy testing by a pharmacist or healthcare professional can verify whether you’re reacting to dust mites or have an allergy to another substance, such as pollen, pet dander, or mould.
New Cleaning Routine
Help reduce your exposure to dust allergens by wearing a dust mask and gloves, dusting with a damp sponge or mop, and using a vacuum with a HEPA filter or double bag.