House Dust Mites are the Main Cause of Allergies in Bushehr/ Audio File

4/20/2016 3:00:00 PM
One of the important types of allergy in Bushehr province is House Dust Mite (HDM), said the assistant professor of allergy and clinical immunology of Bushehr University of Medical Sciences (BPUMS).

Mites are the microscopic insects that live and grow in houses with high level humidity and temperature and they feed on human skin scale which is why they exists in large numbers in matters, bedding carpet and upholstery furniture, added Dr. Afshin Shirkani.
Atopic dermatitis, Allergic asthma and allergic rhinitis are the most common types of allergy to HDM and the sign and symptoms of the HDM are skin pruritis with inflammation, sneezing, nasal congestion, pruritis of eyes, nose, ears and throat, profuse nasal watery discharge, cough with difficulty respiration, said Dr. Shirkani.
The best ways for treatment are taking Antihistamine, Decongestant Corticosteroid and Anti Leukotriene agent such as Montelukast and immunotherapy, he mentioned.
Dr. Afshin Shirkani the assistant professor of allergy and clinical immunology of BPUMS also answered a question on how to prevent and reduce the HDM allergy and said: allergen avoidance is essential in the management and prevention of HDM allergy and some methods that can be mentioned are: Sealing the mattress and pillows, bedding should be washed in hot water every week, minimize staffed toys in the child’s bedroom, reduce the house humidity to below 50%, keep the air conditioning set at the low fan with 25C during the warm seasons, use the parquet instead of carpet in your house, using allergen-proof covers is the most effective strategy to reduce Mite allergen.

 

 

 

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Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran