What are the avoidance strategies used for dust mite allergens?

Updated: Jul 07, 2019
  • Author: Bhumika Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Avoidance strategies for dust mite allergens are as follows:

  • Use impermeable (woven) covers (on the pillows, box spring, and mattress)

  • Eliminate dust reservoirs when possible (carpeting, upholstered furniture, stuffed animals, and drapery)

  • Vacuum weekly

  • Wear a pollen mask when cleaning

  • Wash bedding weekly

  • Reduce indoor humidity


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