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Dust mites cause allergic rhinitis in 10% of population

10% of US people suffer from perennial allergic rhinitis caused by dust mite protein. Symptoms include sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, nasal stuffiness, runny nose, stuffy ears, respiratory problems, atopic dermatitis and asthma. Steps can be taken to reduce the presence of dust mite allergens in homes: air conditioning, frequent vacuuming of carpet and upholstery, regular cleaning of bed linen, frequent carpet cleaning using hot water method.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by About Allergies

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About: Dust mites cause allergic rhinitis in 10% of population

Source: About Allergies

Author: Judy Tidwell

URL: http://allergies.about.com/cs/dustmites/a/aa080299.htm

 

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