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Non-Food Allergy -- dust mites

Non-Food Allergy -- dust mites: Introduction

Non-Food Allergy -- dust mites: Dust mite allergy is an allergy to a microscopic organism that lives in the dust that is found in all dwellings and workplaces. Dust mites are perhaps the most common cause ... more about Non-Food Allergy -- dust mites.

Non-Food Allergy -- dust mites: A mite allergy is an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to dust mites. The body's immune system produces immunoglobulin E (IgE - an antibody) and histamine in response to contact with the allergen. The specific symptoms that can result can vary amongst patients. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Non-Food Allergy -- dust mites is available below.

Symptoms of Non-Food Allergy -- dust mites

Treatments for Non-Food Allergy -- dust mites

  • Avoid coming into contact with the allergen, adrenaline injection if anaphylactic reaction occurs, antihistamines, bronchodilators for asthmatic symptoms
  • Treatment of dust mite allergy is dependant upon the type of allergic symptom and the severity of the reaction. Treatments for dust mite allergy include:
    • Allergen avoidance and minimisation - removal of carpets and curtains, frequent vacuuming, low allergy bedding etc.
    • Antihistamines - for allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis
    • Nasal sprays - including topical steroids and antihistamines used for allergic rhinitis
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Dust mite allergy is an allergy to a microscopic organism that lives in the dust that is found in all dwellings and workplaces. Dust mites are perhaps the most common cause of perennial allergic rhinitis. Dust mite allergy usually produces symptoms similar to pollen allergy and also can produce symptoms of asthma. (Source: excerpt from Something in the Air Airborne Allergens: NIAID)


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