Causes of Non-Food Allergy -- dust mites
Non-Food Allergy -- dust mites: Causes and Types
Causes of Broader Categories of Non-Food Allergy -- dust mites: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:
What causes Non-Food Allergy -- dust mites?
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causes of Non-Food Allergy -- dust mites:
Rather than a single substance, so-called house dust is a varied mixture of
potentially allergenic materials. It may contain fibers from different types of
fabrics; cotton lint, feathers, and other stuffing materials; dander from cats,
dogs, and other animals; bacteria; mold and fungus spores (especially in damp
areas); food particles; bits of plants and insects; and other allergens peculiar
to an individual home.
House dust also contains microscopic mites. These mites, which live in
bedding, upholstered furniture, and carpets, thrive in summer and die in winter.
In a warm, humid house, however, they continue to thrive even in the coldest
months. The particles seen floating in a shaft of sunlight include dead dust
mites and their waste-products. These waste-products, which are proteins,
actually provoke the allergic reaction.
Waste products of cockroaches are also an important cause of allergy symptoms
from household allergens, particularly in some urban areas of the United
States. (Source: excerpt from Something in the Air Airborne Allergens: NIAID)
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