Itchy eyes, runny nose and annoying eczema. Do you often suffer from this and is it always worse in bed or during vacuuming? Chances are you have dust mite allergy .Household mites actually live in every house – even if it’s still so clean. But what can you do to prevent and fight dust mites?
What is house dust mite?
House dust mite, the name says it a little, is a small animal that likes to stay in dusty places. They love hot and humid places. In the picture, these animals are quite scary, but here they are once or very much enlarged. This almost invisible animal (about 0.2 mm) does not in principle do so much. However, his feces and skin skins can be very annoying.Many people are allergic to this and have dust mite allergy.
These excrements are in dust, so you’ll find almost everywhere: in the carpet, in the curtains, in the bedding and even in the air. If they are inhaled or exposed to the skin, they cause red eyes, a clogged nose, rashes and respiratory problems. These reactions are especially fierce when sleeping and cleaning.
How does dust mite develop?
Household mites are found in every house, however clean it is. However, living in houses with many people and animals is often more and less cleaned. House dust mites live well from the skin scales of humans and animals and thrive well at about 20 to 30 degrees. Dutch homes are therefore ideal for this.
But not everyone is allergic to dust mites. The immune system’s immune system responds differently to house dust mites than the immune system’s immune system. As soon as the ejection and replacement membranes end up in the airway, the immune system produces an antibody that releases histamine. This will widen your blood vessels and release a lot of moisture. The result? Sneezing bumps, clogged nose, coughing …
But what can you do with dust mites?
Prevent and combat dust mites
House dust mites are virtually unobtrusive and will remain in all homes. Completely fighting does not succeed. However, you can collect the amount of house dust mites. In this respect it is important that especially the moist and dusty areas are addressed.
Especially the bedroom – and especially the bed – is a place where house dust mites like to house. It’s nice and warm. Therefore, be extra focused on the bedroom. Wash the bedding regularly (60 degrees) or use special covers.
7 tips for house dust mining energy:
1. Clean the house regularly with a damp cloth – it absorbs dust. Vacuum suction causes the dust dust to spread because they are too small to be retained by the filters.
2. Ventilate well. House dust mites do not like dry air, so open a window open or a fan regularly.
3. Do not hang the laundry in the house and always close the bathroom door. In this way you will avoid moist air – and thus dust mites -.
4. Replace your mattress once every 10 years. The mattress is a divine place for dust mites. There are also special covers for mattresses, duvets and pillows that can be very useful to people with dust mite allergy.
5. Avoid flood cover and clothes, which often attract a lot of dust (and dust mites).
6. Wash your bedding, pillows, quilt and hugs regularly at 60 degrees or put them in a plastic bag in the freezer. With these temperatures, dust dust dies. However, this only works temporarily, because they will always return. Therefore, it is important to regularly wash hot when you are allergic.
7. Use / buy a quilt (and pillow) that is anti-dust mite. Synthetic duvets are the best washable (but not my personal preference because this is not natural material). However, synthetic duvets are often suitable for people with a dust mite allergy. When purchasing, note that the duvet can be washed at least 60 degrees.
Preferably no synthetic duvet but a natural product? Many down comforters have an anti-dust mite seal mark ( NOMITE ). These duvets are not / or less washable, but the fabric is so woven that the fabric dust can not penetrate through your duvet.