How Dust Mites Affect Humans

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How Dust Mites Affect Humans

In our daily lives, we come into contact with millions of microbes and dust mites that most of the time aren't even visible to humans. Generally, dust mites are stinging insects that enter the airways and cause a variety of infections, discomfort or allergies. The best way to get rid of dust mites at home is to thoroughly wash your clothing and clean your house, and keep it properly ventilated. At we'll explain how dust mites affect humans.

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There are many ways dust mites can affect humans. Dust mites can bite humans and produce stings or irritation. If you have dust mite stings, you can apply a soothing cream on the skin to reduce the itching sensation.


Another major problem caused by dust mites is respiratory problems. In those who are prone to them, they can even lead to asthma in certain cases.


The most common condition is an allergy to dust mites, affecting thousands of people. The best way reduce to reduce allergy symptoms is to air out the house and wash the bed linens with hot water.


Depending on a person's sensitivity, mites can produce dermatitis to varying degrees, in many people. So, when in doubt, you should be tested for an allergy to mites, to detect it early.


If you experience difficulty breathing and that is further complicated by a hearing problem, your allergy to mites may develop into rhinitis. In this case, it's best to follow the treatment prescribed by a doctor.


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This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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I’m not a cluttery type person I keep everything immaculate!!
can they cause infection to human skin?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Morgan
Mites on human skin can cause excessive itching and rashes.
Kristy Simon
I believe we have bed bugs and have had them for a couple years I'm trying so hard to keep all our things clean and washed and they are biting me and my youngest son a lot leaves us always contested very dry sometimes dirty looking skin its really bad . But unfortunately I have the most stubborn HUSBAND on the planet because no'matter how bad my skin gets are how bad I suffer daily with this my Husband refuses to believe it unless I GET IT PROOFED by professional DOCTORS so I'm here try to pull up as much information as possible THANKS
We have had bed bugs and they are a SERIOUS issue. It takes SO long to get them away and the process it terrible. I would get it done NOW before it gets worse.
How Dust Mites Affect Humans
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