How to Tell if You Have Dust Mites

Dust mites are small organisms that are related to spiders. They live by consuming dead skin cells and are well-suited for warm and damp environments. Dust mites can cause allergies in some people as a result of a protein found on their body, resulting in irritation and inflammation of the nasal passages and sinuses.

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Allergic Reaction to Bed Sheets

An allergic reaction to bed sheets is most likely an allergic reaction to dust mites, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. While someone can have an allergic reaction to certain detergents and fragrances used to laundering products, the most common cause is dust mites.

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Common Side Effects of Dust Mites

According to the National Library of Medicine, dust mites are small insects, related to the spider, that live in humid, warm places such as in bedding, upholstered furniture and carpet.

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Ceiling Fans & Allergies

Ceiling fans are a simple luxury that can help you feel more comfortable in your home. Unfortunately, this luxury can come at a high cost if you suffer from dust mite allergies. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), dust mites are the most common allergy triggers.

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