Controlling Asthma Triggers: Dust Mites in the Home

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pegleg
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 4/19/2007 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
FURNITURE & WINDOW COVERINGS:
Upholstered furniture & some window coverings hold dust mites.  Try these ideas instead:
Choose nonfabric upholsery, like leather or vinyl.  Replace horizontal blinds w/pull-down shades or vertical blinds.  Hang washable curtains instead of heavy draps (no drapes is best).
 
HOUSECLEANING:
Ask your MD about special products to control dust mites.  Here are some other tips:
Ask others to vacuum carpets & upholstery weekly.  If you can, leave home during the vacuuming.  If you must vaccuum, wear a special mask.  Use HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters or double-ply bags in your vacuum cleaner.  Wipe smooth furniture w/damp cloth once a week. 
 
REDUCE INDOOR HUMIDITY:
Dust mites need humid (damp) air to live.  Try these tips:
Don't use humidifiers (unless your secretions are thick & your body needs extra moisture for a short time -- a dehumidifier will make thick secretions even thicker), vaporizers, or evaporative (swamp) coolers.  Try a dehumidfier to reduce air moisture by 50%. 
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