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Be greater than your allergies

COMMON ALLERGY TRIGGERS

 

People are affected by all kinds of allergens. Some of us need to avoid pollen and dust; others can’t be around dogs or cats. But no matter what you’re allergic to, allergy symptoms can interfere with daily activities and reduce your quality of life. 

Click below to learn more about each type of allergen.

DUST MITE ALLERGIES

 
ALLERGIC TO DUST?
HERE'S WHY.

Dust mites are microscopic bugs that feed on the tiny flakes of skin we shed. The mites themselves are not the allergens. It’s actually their waste products, which circulate as part of household dust, that trigger allergic reactions.1

DUST MITE ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

An allergy to dust mites can produce a full range of allergy symptoms that often includes:

  • Nasal congestion        
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose        
  • Itchy nose        
  • Itchy, watery eyes

DUST MITE ALLERGY TREATMENTS

There’s more than 1 way to reduce your exposure to dust mites. Here are a few things you can try at home:

  • Use a doormat for every door
  • Clean top to bottom (highest shelves first, and then work your way down to the floor)
  • Dust first, vacuum last
  • Replace your heating and AC filters

For more on cleaning your home of indoor allergens, or to go deeper into the items above, click here

dust allergens in the home

 

Source:

1.     Asthma and Allergy foundation of America. Dust Mite Allergy. http://asthmaandallergies.org/asthma-allergies/dust-mite-allergy/. Accessed August 1. 2018.

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Sources:

1.  Asthma and Allergy foundation of America. Dust Mite Allergy. http://asthmaandallergies.org/asthma-allergies/dust-mite-allergy/. Accessed August 1. 2018.