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What are signs of a dust mite allergy?

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If you are sensitive or allergic to dust mites, you may have:

  • Watery, red eyes
  • Runny or itchy nose and sneezing
  • Sore throat or hoarse voice
  • Coughing and other breathing problems
  • Skin rash and itching
  • Worsening of your asthma

SOURCES:

Aerias Air Quality Sciences IAQ Resource Center: "Dust Mites: The Unwanted Houseguest." 

Halken S, , January 2003. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture: "House Dust Mites."

Children's Hospital Boston: "Dust Mites."

Consumer Reports: "How to Clean a Mattress (and Why)."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on December 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Aerias Air Quality Sciences IAQ Resource Center: "Dust Mites: The Unwanted Houseguest." 

Halken S, , January 2003. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

University of Kentucky College of Agriculture: "House Dust Mites."

Children's Hospital Boston: "Dust Mites."

Consumer Reports: "How to Clean a Mattress (and Why)."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on December 15, 2018

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