The Dirt on Dust Mites – Indoor Allergies – Claratyne®

The Dirt on Dust Mites

No matter how often you clean, it can seem like a film of dust bunnies springs up the next day. But there are easy ways to help diminish dust mitesX dust mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibres of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
—and the dust allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
symptoms that come with them.

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Tips for Dust Allergy Sufferers

Dust mitesX Dust mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibres of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
are eight-legged, microscopic bugs that live off of dead human skin and pet dander in dust particles. They’re found lurking wherever dust collects—in household fabrics like pillows and blankets, on top of the fridge, under the oven, on knickknacks, and in virtually every nook and cranny of your home.

Although it’s not possible to rid your home entirely of this common indoor allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
trigger, you can find tips for helping reduce dust and the allergy symptoms that come with it below.

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DID YOU KNOW?

The average home may collect an estimated 18 kg of dust each year.

Keep Dust Bunnies at Bay

  • Put impermeable dust mite covers on your beds, mattresses, box springs and especially the pillows.
     
  • Vacuum every week with a HEPAX HEPA
    High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter that removes particles in the air by forcing it through screens containing microscopic pores where it is captured.
    filter or double bag. And be sure to stay out of the vacuumed area for 20 minutes to allow any dust you didn’t catch to settle.
     
  • Dust with a damp sponge or mop regularly. A dry cloth just stirs up dust mitesX dust mites
    A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibres of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
    . Wear a dust mask and gloves while cleaning to help reduce your exposure to dust allergens.
     
  • Replace wall-to-wall carpets with a hard-surface floor, if possible.
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DID YOU KNOW?

In a single gram of dust, there may be hundreds of microscopic dust mitesX dust mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibres of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
.

Manage Moisture

  • Keep the relative humidity in your home below 50%.
     
  • Get an inexpensive hygrometer (humidity monitor) at the hardware store to measure your home’s humidity, so you can make adjustments when needed.
     
  • Place a dehumidifier in damp areas to keep humidity in check.
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DID YOU KNOW?

Dust mitesX Dust mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibres of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
don’t drink water. Instead, they absorb water from the humidity in the air. That’s why dust mitesX dust mites
A common trigger for indoor allergies. They are microscopic mites that live in the fibres of pillows, mattresses, blankets and carpet. They live off of our dead skin cells. Inhalation of their droppings can cause allergic reactions such as runny nose, sneezing and nasal congestion.
are more common in humid areas of your home, during the summer and in humid climates year-round. However, some people find their dust allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
symptoms worsen during the winter when they spend more time indoors.

Filter Out Dust

  • Put a HEPAX HEPA
    High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter that removes particles in the air by forcing it through screens containing microscopic pores where it is captured.
    filter with a MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating of 11 or 12 in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) unit. You can find the rating listed on the packaging.
     
  • Be sure to change the filter and have your HVAC unit inspected and serviced regularly.

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