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					Humidifiers and Allergy Relief

Many of us are lead to believe that humidifiers can keep dust mites at
bay. Experts, manufacturers and vendors all tell us that if we add a few
humidifiers to our home we can keep away air pollutants that cause us
allergies. At one time, I too was convinced that this is possible, yet
after recent studies I too stand to discover the facts.

 Contrary to beliefs, running a humidifier in a home where dust mites
rely on humidity can increase allergy attacks. Humidifiers produce
moisture. Dust mites strive to live in moisturized conditions. The
moisture gathers in carpets mostly, which is where dust mites will
retreat to find moisture to survive.

According to few medical experts, humidifiers rarely help reduce allergic
symptoms, such as asthma, sinus, nasal allergies or bronchitis.

How do dust mites cause allergies?
Dust mites cause allergies by producing potent fecal pellets. These
pellets are produced in around four weeks. When the home is not cleaned
for a period, the airborne pellets cause allergies to occur. The airborne
pellets often stick to furniture, mattresses and carpet, sticking to the
dust.

Once the pellets expel and go airborne, the particles often attack the
lungs and nose. Once the pellets disturb the lungs and nose allergy
symptoms begin to develop. The conditions that occur from dust mites are
based on the count.

Dust mites demand humidity, food and security to dwell in homes. Dust
mites habitat in bedding, carpets, stuffed toys, clothing, or anywhere
they feel safe. Dust mites acquire moisture since these arachnids diffuse
air and moisture through their shells instead of through airways.

So how do I get rid of dust mites?
Dust mites are prohibited from surviving in temperatures at 83 F in
winter months and between 28 C and up to 34 C in the summer months.

What type of allergies occurs from dust mites?
Dust mite allergies are treated with medications usually. Sometimes dust
mites will cause Rhinitis. It is hard to tell however if a person has
Rhinitis caused from dust mites simply because pet hair, pollen and mold
will cause Rhinitis also.

How are allergies from dust mites treated?
Doctors generally consider basic medications when treating dust mite
allergies. Some of the latest meds used to treat dust mite allergies
include NASONEX. This medication is a nasal spray solution that works to
relieve most allergy symptoms.

Doctors sometimes consider Corti-Costeroids, antihistamines and sometimes
shots to relieve allergies caused from dust mites. Some patients are
treated with shots, which are desensitization treatments to the
allergies.
In short, the shots have related dust mite particles, which the doctor
uses to immune the body to dust mites.

Allergens are what start allergy attacks. For this reason doctors often
find solutions that target allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, mold
and so on.

Pollen according to various sources is the cause of most allergies still
mold takes second place. Because the immune system weakens from pollen
and mold attacks many people believe that dust mites, dust, pet dander
and other particles attack the system due to its weakness.

For the most part, you will need to find a temperature in your home to
reduce dust mites.

More about allergies:
Allergies in short are hypersensitivity reactions. The normal substances,
such as pollen and mold often affect the immune responses incorrectly.
Antigens affect the body, which our mast and white blood cells, as well
as our antibodies fail to defeat these attacks.

Once the elements of our body fail to ward off these antigens, allergens
start which usually affects vulnerable individuals. To learn more about
allergies and relief consult with your doctor today.

				
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