children who have dust allergies are familiar with sneezing but sneezing isn’t the only uncomfortable symptom. Dust allergies also give many children a stuffy or a runny nose, or cause their eyes to itch or become red and watery.
The first thing parents may notice if their baby has an allergy to dust mites is the presence of symptoms such as running nose, watering eyes, dark circles around the eyes and itchy irritated skin around the eyes and nose.
All homes contain some amount of dust mites. Because dust mites feed on dead human skin, the allergen tends to be concentrated in mattresses, bedding, upholstered furniture, carpets and even your baby’s stuffed animals.
When you know that dust mites are among the causes of your child’s allergic symptoms, you may want to reach for the vacuum cleaner every time you spy a trace of dust on the furniture.
Dust allergies occur all throughout the year and usually precipitate after cleaning, sweeping or vacuuming the house. Any kind of cleaning activity triggers an allergic response in children who are sensitive to dust and dust mites.
Vacuum often: This means twice a week. This may sound like a lot, but the ground is where dust starts. Go through your house getting everywhere. Under furniture, in corners and especially high traffic areas. After that initial vacuum, you can focu...