These bugs tend to get trapped in the fibers of bed linens, furniture cushions and carpeting. Scientists estimate that there could be as many as 1.5 million dust mites living in the average bed.
What Are the Health Effects?
Dust mites are actually one of the many cause of dust allergies, as an estimated 10-25% of Americans are sensitive to these bugs.
Common symptoms of dust allergy include:
- Runny nose
- Itchy, red or watery eyes
- Nasal congestion
- Itchy nose, roof of mouth or throat
- Postnasal drip
- Facial pressure and pain
- red, itchy bumps on the skin
- Swollen, blue-colored skin under your eyes
- In a child, frequent upward rubbing of the nose
These mites produce waste which contains proteins that reacts with your immune system. Your body then creates antibodies to fight off these allergens, which causes an inflammatory response in your nasal passages or lungs.
Chronic inflammation and obstruction of these nasal passages contributes to the development of asthma and sinus infection.
In fact dust mites are a common cause of asthma in children and cause wheezing in 50% of asthmatics.
You will need:
– 1 cup of baking soda (200 g)
– 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil
– 1 jar
– a kitchen sieve
– vacuum cleaner
Add the lavender oil drops over the baking soda, mixing gently. After mixing, put preparation into a sieve and begin to sprinkle over the entire mattress. Due to these ingredients, all microorganisms including mites will get to surface.
Let the preparation act for 1 hour, then using a vacuum cleaner, vacuum the mattress insistently.