Combating Dust Mite Allergies House dust mites are diverse small arthropodsthat are microscopic--1/4-1/3mm long, about the size of a sharp pencil dot. The only harm they cause is to those who are allergic to them, sparking the typical symptoms of allergy--sneezing, sniffling, itchy and watery eyes, scratchy throat, stuffy nose, eczema and rash. House dust mites have also been implicated in asthma, causing wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.
House Dust Allergies There are two ways to try to control dust mite allergen in the home. One approach is to try to reduce dust mite proliferation by making the home environment as inhospitable to dust mites as possible. The other strategy is to reduce the amount of overall dust in the house.
How to Create a Dust-Free Bedroom Dust-sensitive children, especially those with allergies and asthma, can reduce some of their misery by creating a "dust-free" bedroom.