Dust Mites in Your Home
There has been a lot about Dust Mites in the news recently, now more than ever we are realising that we have many allergies caused by mites and bugs in our homes. In particular the well-known house dust mite. The dust mite allergy is a hypersensitive reaction to the proteins, this can cause an allergic reaction in the respiratory passages causing the symptoms of hay fever and asthma. It can often aggravate atopic dermatitis (eczema) in people who have this problem, causing facial eczema that can be difficult to treat.
Dust mites are found in all UK homes. They are microscopic organisms that thrive in warm and humid houses with lots of food from human and animal skin and mould spores. The mites prefer to live in beds, which contain lots of moisture from our breath and bodies, plus the shed skin cells which they eat. As we spend about a third of the day in bed, we all inhale large quantities of dust mite allergens.
The excretion of the mites contains several protein substances. When these are inhaled or touch the skin, the body produces antibodies called specific IgE antibodies. On the next exposure these antibodies can cause the release of a chemical called histamine that leads to swelling and irritation of the upper respiratory passages – typical asthma and hay fever symptoms, and in the skin and eyes.
Unlike pollen, dust mites are present all year round causing constant allergy – ‘perennial’ allergic rhinitis. The excretion from the mites dries out and can be launched into the are when someone hoovers, walks over a rug, sits down in a chair, moves on the mattress or shakes the bed clothes, giving allergic people immediate symptoms.
Symptoms of dust mite allergies.
- Hay fever like symptoms: runny nose, itching and sneezing
- Watering itchy eyes
- Asthma, coughing, difficulty in breathing
- Eczema (inflammatory skin disease) may get worse
HOW DOES DUST MITE INHIBITOR WORK?
Dust mites feed on dead skin cells, nail debris, hair, fur and feathers of humans and animals (often collectively referred to as ‘’Dander’’) Rather than attack the dust mite directly this Dust Mite Inhibitor reduces environmental conditions favorable to dust mites.
Features & Benefits
A completely safe to use product that;
- Is not irritating to human skin
- Is not readily deactivated by soil load
- Is compatible with water
- Reduces and prevents the growth of mould making the food source (Dander) inedible for the dust mite.
WHERE CAN YOU BUY DUST MITE INHIBITOR?
Dust Mite Inhibitor is available from many retailers. It can be purchased online here.