10 (or more) Dust Mite Allergy Symptoms
Dust mites are a common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms worldwide. They have been associated with a range of respiratory and dermatological allergies.
As a matter of fact, the dust mite itself does not cause people allergic, but the mite’s gut contains potent digestive enzymes (notably proteases) does. This kind of dust mite allergy is an allergic reaction.
A dust mite allergy can range from mild to severe. A mild case may cause the following symptoms:
- rhinitis (hay fever)
- Itchy, red or watery eyes
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Swollen, blue-colored skin under your eyes
- Postnasal drip
- trouble sleeping
- Loss of sense of smell
In severe cases, however, the condition is ongoing, or chronic, resulting in persistent sneezing, cough, congestion, facial pressure or severe asthma attack. Typical allergic reactions are:
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest tightness or pain
- audible whistling
- bouts of coughing or wheezing that are worsened by a respiratory virus such as a cold or flu
A significant amount of exposure to dust mite allergen happens in the bedroom, as we all spent 1/3 of life there. Keeping the bedroom clean is necessary.
So, are there any ways to get rid of dust mites?
- Dust Mite Allergy – Patient.info