house dust mite

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house dust mite

Dermatophagoides farinae, D pteronyssoides A mite that feeds on household detritus, which is often highly allergenic; exposure to HDMs can be measured by RAST
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The researchers found to their surprise that the airways of these dectin-1-deficient mice were more prone to inflammation after exposure to dust mites compared to otherwise identical mice whose airway cells expressed dectin-1 normally.
As for reduction, there are dust mite fabric covers for pillows, mattresses, and box springs.
Dehumidifiers reduce humidity and removing carpets, dusty furniture and stuffed toys from bedrooms will also help limit exposure to dust mites.
It should be noted this can also cause dust mites to be disturbed, so those with a dust mite allergy may be symptomatic following this.
Manuel Llobet, chief executive officer of Allergy Therapeutics, welcomed the news, commenting: "we aim to improve both safety and efficacy for the thousands of patients who suffer year-round due to house dust mite allergy.
However, for the millions of asthmatics who are allergic to dust mites, interacting with dust mite allergens can spur emergency room visits.
99% of allergy-triggering excrements from house dust mites.
Given that average person sheds a pound of skin (454 grams) a year - much of it into our beds - and that the average adult loses around half a pint (285 ml) of moisture while sleeping each night, it's easy to understand why the bed is a favourite haunt of the dust mite.
From pesky bed bugs and dust mites to stubborn blood stains and dead skin sheddings - the mattresses we sleep on are a breeding ground of diseases.
Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites -- microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin -- is just plain gross, it's something most people can handle without worry.
If you're allergic to dust mites (and chances are you are), help may be on the way.