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Were you looking for information on Dust Mite Allergy? Dust mite alergy is a common misspelling of dust mite allergy.
 
A dust mite allergy, as the name implies, occurs when a person has an allergic reaction to dust mites. These are microscopic organisms that live in the dust found in all homes. Up to 10 percent of the population has a dust mite allergy. In fact, dust mites are possibly the most common cause of perennial (year-round) allergic symptoms.
 
Keep in mind that it is actually the waste products of dust mites that provoke an allergic reaction, not the organism itself. Treatment options commonly include dust-proofing rooms and minimizing contact with the allergen.
 
(Click Dust Mite Allergy to read the complete eMedTV article, which describes dust mites in more detail, including strategies for minimizing contact by reducing dust in your home.)
 
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