Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

Reducing someone’s exposure to dust mites may reduce the risk of developing allergies to other allergens (e.g., pollen, mold), especially for children

To reduce exposure to dust mites:


  • Reduce number of stuffed animals, books, picture frames, etc. — they collect dust, etc.
  • Encase mattress, pillows, etc. in dust-proof, zippered plastic covers
  • Consider using an air purifier, especially if you’re highly sensitive

Regularly (e.g., weekly):

  • Wash bed sheets, stuffed animals, etc. in very hot water


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