The latest research in childhood asthma has shown that household dust mites are the biggest culprit into causing children to develop asthma. Other common allergens such as animal dander (dry dead flaking skin), mold, cockroaches, household chemicals, pollens and tobacco smoke are also main offenders, however, clinical studies have shown that dust mite allergens are by far the number one cause.
Now personally, I have my own view about it. I would not use the word cause. The trigger would be a more suitable terminology. How can any of the allergens cause asthma? If that was correct, everybody exposed to these allergens would develop asthma. Therefore, it cannot cause asthma. It, however, can easily trigger somebody to develop asthma.
So what causes asthma I hear you ask? Let me come back to this.
Firstly, it is important to understand that these allergens, especially dust mites, are very dangerous especially for a developing child’s health. You don’t want to be taking this information for granted. Also, it is important to realise that every home will have dust mites present. No matter how clean you try to keep your house you will never completely eliminate them or some other common allergens. However, how clean you keep your house will determine the amount or the populations. They thrive in humid environments, feed on dead skin and are living in all fibrous materials such as bedding which is a favourite place, sofas, upholstery, blankets, carpets and even clothing.
Removing Dust Mites
Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do it eliminate them:
- Use a High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filter or HEPA to control airborne dust mites and other allergens
- Use a HEPA Vacuum to regularly clean carpets, bedding, upholstery and all other fibrous materials
- Wash all sheets and blankets in hot water, 60 deg C or 130 degrees F. Dry in a hot dryer. This will kill dust mites
- Use mattress and pillow protectors made for controlling dust mites
- Adjust the humidity levels within your home to be no higher than 50%. Dust mites love and thrive in a humid climate
Not all children simply grow out of their asthma. It is a chronic and life-threatening condition which shouldn’t be treated light-heartedly. The good news is if you TAKE ACTION there is a great chance to avoid your child from developing asthma. The early years are the most important and by implementing this knowledge, to remove all known allergens from within your family home, you can avoid your child living with potentially a life-long chronic condition which requires daily medication.
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