House dust mites (HDM) are microscopic insects which feed on sloughed human skin. Optimal HDM growth includes a relative humidity of more than 50 % and a temperature between 65°F-75°F.

These invisible to the naked eye insects have their highest levels of infestation on pillows, mattresses, box springs, carpet, soft upholstered furniture, draperies and stuffed animals/toys.

Priority Avoidance Measures:

Long-term Modifications:

Your Allergist may recommend other measures like over the counter or prescription medications and allergy shots to better control your symptoms.

If you have questions about Dust Mite Avoidance Tips, feel free to contact our offices. One of our staff would be happy to answer your questions about this topic and the different treatment options offered at Allergy & Asthma Clinics of Ohio.

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