Frequent sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, itchy, watery or red eyes, tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, wheezing or coughing, fatigue and difficulty concentrating are the main symptoms of dust mite allergy. These inflammations can lead to asthma, conjunctivitis, rhinitis or eczema.
How to prevent dust mite allergies?
- Ventilate rooms daily and avoid humidity
- Wash bedsheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers once a week, for at least 30 minutes at 60°C
- Wash curtains regularly
- Lay bed linen and rugs outside in sunny weather, because dust mites cannot stand the sun
- Avoid carpets or clean them regularly
- Steam mattresses and carpets once or twice a week
- Avoid open furniture as much as possible
- Dust the house every week
- Avoid hoarding belongings and items that are no longer of use
- Clean washable surfaces
- Regularly disinfect all toys
DMS is a reliable alternative for disinfecting the home and textiles. It works gently and avoids the need to use chemicals.
In conclusion: take preventative action
Allergies have been on the rise for almost half a century and have become a global public health concern. Some treatments can alleviate or control symptoms, but it is high time to address the problem at its source.
Taking preventative action by preventing the proliferation of dust mites in our homes is becoming a necessity. With a few simple steps, natural solutions and common sense, allergies can be reduced.