Asthma Home Remedies: Getting Rid Of Dust Mites
Dust mites are one of the most powerful allergens and asthma triggers. We all have them in our house and they seem to love our bedrooms the most. Dust mites feed off of dead skin cells. We spend a great deal of our time in our bedrooms sleeping and getting dressed. These two items combined make for a dust mite feast. While it is impossible to rid your home completely of dust mites, there are things that you can do to reduce the number significantly.
Our beds seem to be a virtual paradise for dust mites. One thing you can do is to put an air tight cover on your mattress and then a washable mattress cover on top. This will stop dust mites from living and multiplying. You should wash your sheets every week and blankets every two weeks. This will again greatly reduce the amount of dust mites living in your bed.
Keep carpeting to a minimum. Carpets are actually one of the dirtiest things in your house. They are next to impossible to keep really clean due to all of the traffic they get. They are also a breeding ground for dust mites. Bare floors are the very best surface for an asthma sufferer. They are much easier to keep clean and the dirt is visible. Try just having a few washable throw rugs. This will keep the dust mites out and you healthier.
Keep your out of season clothing somewhere besides your bedroom. It attracts dust and then of course, dust mites. If you have no other space for it then keeps it in an air tight container.
Finally, try to avoid any heavy cleaning. However, if you must do it then use a vacuum cleaner. Brooms and dust mops only circulate dust into the air. This puts you at risk for an asthma attack. Try also to wear a mask whenever you do dusting or cleaning. This will help keep the dust from entering into your lungs.
By keeping the dust and dust mites under control, your house will remain cleaner and you healthier. You will also reduce the symptoms of asthma.