I have developed a dust mite allergy. Any advice on tips on managing this?

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  • I’d suggest making sure everything is vacciumed and washed often

  • Oh dear, sadly all I’m seeing is lots of time and work to keep on tip of this. Or lots of money buying antl histamines

  • My bubs has one too, we saw and allergy specialist. We have the dust mite coivers for his mattress, then you put normal matress protector (waterproof for bubs) and sheets over the top – you can get them in all sizes from http://www.allergend.com.au. The system is great and only needs to be washed once a year. Hot wash 60C plus sheets every week and they advised us to not buy anything less than 400 threadcount sheets. And we have just bought an air purifier as well for his room. We do as much cleaning as possible, but also have cleaners each fortnight for a deep clean on a regular basis too.
    Hope you feel better soon, as it really sucks to have this allergy.

  • Invest in a good air purifier. Wash sheets every week. Damp dust all hard surfaces each week as well. vacuum carpets each week.

  • Damp dust everything every week. Hot wash sheets and doona covers every week I also use anti dust mite washing pods. I hang my pillows and doona outside every one to two weeks depending when the sun is out. I spray my mattress with eucalyptus spray and vacuum it every week when I change the sheets. I vacuum once to twice a week. Limit the about or fabric items you have in your home as much as possible. And if you have carpet make sure to move big items every so often to vacuum behind and under them.

  • loratadine helps my seasonal allergies – green tea can help soothe symptoms.

  • Hi …hard floors are best but I understand this is not possible at times. Wet dust as using a feather duster just flicks and spreads the dust around. Invest in allergy free covers for the bed especially the pillows. If possible invest in a air purifier. Keep ornaments and the like to a very bare minimum and wash regularly. And for the times when nothing seems to help your GP and Chemist will be your savour.
    All the best and do hope you find success.

  • Oh how frustrating! My husband has something similar and I can only say be on top of your cleaning and washing, it is so hard but makes the world of difference!

  • Same here and sorry to hear.
    Reduce air con use, buy an air purifier, Clean and dust your house regularly and wash bedding more regularly. It’s exhausting to say the least.

  • Also, decluttered which makes cleaning easier.

  • We replaced carpet and maintain a regular cleaning regime to tackle the issue.

  • I have had a dust mite allergy since childhood. Recently we built and reduced dustmites by having hard floors throughout. We vacuum/dust weekly and wash sheets etc weekly. I wash a lot because I can’t wear clothes that have been in the cupboard for too long. I use vinyl gloves when cleaning to make sure hands don’t react. I’ve heard eucalyptus sprays help, hot washes and a hot dryer. I’ve also been prescribed a great nasal spray and have gone from sneezing a crazy amount per day to nothing most days.

  • use nasal spray and zyrtec, works a treat

  • You would be best to not have carpet instead have wooden or vinyls floor coverings and you have to wash your bedding more often and keep the floors clean and wash the curtains also wash your pillow more.

  • My middle daughter has a dust allergy… She takes daily antihistamines and uses a nasal spray. We vacuum daily and dust a lot but thing thing that has helped the most is the air purifier in her room. We’ve noticed a big difference since using that. Also you can get a de humidifier and special mattress/pillow covers as well.

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