If it has been determined that you or your child is allergic to dust mites, then it is imperative that you do everything possible to minimize exposure to these troublesome creatures. Recognize, however, that it is impossible to totally avoid exposure to dust mites and it is unreasonable to expect one to “dust proof” one’s entire house. However, there are some very important things which can and should be done in one’s bedroom to significantly reduce exposure to dust mites and their allergenic waste products. Put all of your efforts into eliminating dust mites in the bedroom of the allergic individual. We all deserve to sleep in a healthy and allergy-free environment!
We strongly recommend the following guidelines.
CARPETING AND FLOORING
BEDS AND BEDDING (This is very important!)
FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS
Although these steps may seem difficult at first, experience plus habit will make them easier. The results—better breathing, fewer medicines, and greater freedom from allergy and asthma attacks—will be well worth the effort.