A common trigger for indoor allergies, dust mites can be found in the dust particles that collect naturally around the house. These microscopic creatures live off our dead skin cells, hiding in the fibers of pillows, mattresses, blankets, and carpets.
Help prevent allergy flare-ups by wearing a dust mask and gloves, dusting with a damp sponge or mop, and using a vacuum with a HEPA filter or double bag.
Choose pillows, mattresses and furniture labeled "hypoallergenic."
Use dust-proof covers on mattresses, box springs and pillows.
Remove wall-to-wall carpets from the bedroom if possible.
Have your heating and air-conditioning units inspected and serviced every six months.