WHAT DOES DUST MITE RASH LOOK LIKE?

In some cases, you may experience dust mite rash. Dust mite rash is a skin condition that typically occurs when dust mites invade your bedroom.

Dust mite rash is a skin condition that typically occurs when dust mites invade your bedroom
Dust mite rash is a skin condition that typically occurs when dust mites invade your bedroom

In case of an allergic reaction, your skin may be swollen, red, and itchy in areas such as your neck or armpits.

In addition to these symptoms, sufferers may experience hives on the skin, causing significant discomfort and sometimes pain. Whenever you experience this type of problem, it is advisable to consult your physician before treatment and confirm that it is dust mites, and not bed bugs.

Dust mite allergy hotspots

In general, dust mites are opportunistic and can be found wherever humans spend most of their time indoors (if the conditions are right; more on that later). Their ideal habitat is any room with upholstered furniture, carpets, rugs, and curtains. In public places such as cinemas or trains, dust mites are common, but our homes are usually the true hotspots.

In your bedroom, you will find the highest concentration of dust mites. Dust mites live on bed linen as well as in mattresses, duvets, blankets, and pillows; one type of dust mite prefers feathers. Allergens can accumulate here and cause problems at night, often affecting your quality of sleep. Additionally, soft toys tend to accumulate dust mite allergens, especially if children sleep with them every night.

How to minimize dust mites

Use a high thread count sheet or duvet cover to prevent dust mites from settling on your mattress. It is recommended that you clean bedding with hot water and dry clean it to kill our pesky friends while making it easier for you to clean up after them.

Keeping your bedroom surfaces as clutter-free as possible will also reduce the likelihood that they will be present while you are sleeping. A neat environment is less conducive to the growth of these microorganisms. Furthermore, do not use bedding with crushed feathers, wool, or down as they are more likely to collect dust than cotton and to harbor bugs as well!

By switching to an organic, allergen-free mattress, you eliminate one of the favorite residences of dust mites. It is also possible to purchase a good water filtration vacuum if you can afford it. It is advisable to regularly deep clean your mattress and upholstery furniture in order to reduce the amount of dust mites in your home.

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