Dust mites are allergens. House dust mite allergy is very common and is associated with asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis, especially in climates such as Australia where the allergen is present in large amounts.
The ISAAC studies found a prevalence of rhinitis in Mexican children between 11.6-15.4% and asthma-like symptoms between 8.5-15.6% .
Washing of bedding, soft toys and soft furnishings at usual washing temperatures removes more than 95% of allergens but does not kill dust mites.
Use a damp or electrostatic cloth to dust hard surfaces, including hard floors, Vacuum carpets and soft furnishings weekly, using a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter vacuum cleaner lessens the allergy.