i get to itch all over my body, and the itchy area becomes red. my doctor did tests and they found that i am allergic to dust mites & cockroches. I know my house does not have cockroches. how can i control this. he said i would have to take zaditen most of the time. is it ever going to get better
Dust mites are microscopic organisms, which are related to spiders, live in many homes. Too small to see with the naked eye, dust mites thrive in warm, humid environments — eating dead skin cells and nesting in dust-collecting bedding, fabric, carpet and furnishings.
Treatment includes avoidance of allergen. To reduce dust mites in your home, remove drapes, feather pillows, upholstered furniture, non-washable comforters and soft toys. Replace carpets with linoleum or wood. Vacuum soft furniture and curtains as well as floor Wash carpets and upholstery with special cleaners, such as benzyl benzoate or tannic acid spray. Wash all bedding in hot water (hotter than 130°F) every 7 to 10 days. Don't use mattress pads. Cover mattress and pillows with plastic covers. Lower the humidity in your home.
If an allergic reaction occurs,you can use antihistaminics like benadryl,zyrtec, decongestants and corticosteroids(topical and oral). In severe cases, Immunotherapy is advised.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.
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