Symptoms of allergy to dust mites may include stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, coughing, wheezing and skin redness. Since their diet consists in eating our dead skin cells, they are always eager to go to bed, since it is precisely where most live in our mattresses.
Dust mites accumulate in carpets, fabrics and furniture. But they prefer warm beds, pillows and blankets where they live with a vast amount of fecal matter. Since their diet consists of our dead cells, they are always eager to go to bed. And how many know that the dead cells are 80% of house dust?
The mite droppings and dead mites are the most common trigger of perennial allergy and asthma symptoms. Dust mites, which are those found in domestic environments, are found throughout the house. In rooms mites feed on scales of human or animal skin. It is estimated that sensitization to mites is between 10 and 20 percent of the general population; They are responsible for most cases of nasal allergies and perennial allergic asthma. They also have an important role in atopic dermatitis.
Mites are arthropods microscopically small a size between 0.25 and 0.35 microns. They have a growth cycle (egg to adult) 25 days at 25 ° C. For growth is optimal at a temperature of 20-30 ° C and a relative humidity of 70-80 percent moisture being the most important factor which determines the degree of mite infestation.