A Quick Introduction to Dust Mites

Dust mites are microscopic insects that live in warm, humid environments. In some people, dust mites trigger an allergic reaction. In the average home, dust mites are found in carpets, bedding, upholstered furniture, and stuffed animals. It may be impossible to get rid of dust mites permanently, but an allergy doctor can help you learn how to minimize their presence to manage your symptoms.

Watch the accompanying video to learn more about dust mites and environmental control measures. The allergist featured here recommends washing all bedding frequently in hot water, vacuuming often, and reducing the humidity level of your home.

A board-certified allergist can help you control your dust mite allergy. Call 1(800)86-COUGH to request an appointment at Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM in center city Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, or Collegeville, Pennsylvania.