Does your child have a dust mite allergy?
Dust mites are one of the most common indoor allergens and can cause sneezing, coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, watery eyes, runny noses, and they can be a trigger for asthma. Dr. Karen Bartlett, Professor for School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, elaborates on dust mite allergies.
“This particular allergen associated with dust mites is very, very allergenic and so it’s important to keep it clean obviously. And lots of parents with allergic kids know already to get rid of carpets and things like that. So the fewer number of soft surfaces really helps, but really what you need to do is cover the mattress and pillows with these special coverings and launder them on a regular basis to prevent the airborne exposure.”
The Parent Report’s guest is Dr. Karen Bartlett, Professor for School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
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