Dust Mite Allergy Test

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Last updated on October 22nd, 2019 at 04:07 pm

Dust Mite Allergy Test

Dust is something that we cannot completely avoid in our daily lives. Even when we initiate appropriate dust reduction techniques, there are still particles in the environment that can be considered dust. Some people may experience allergic reactions to these particles, but what many do not realize is that a significant amount of these reactions is due to microscopic insects, known as Dust Mites, being present in the dust.

Testing device included:

  • Dust Mites Type 1 (D1)
  • Dust Mites Type 2 (D2)
  • Total IgE Test

Contents of Dust Mites Rapid Test

  • Individually packed test devices
  • Package insert
  • Disposable pipettes
  • Whole blood buffer

How To Use Dust Mites Rapid Test

Allergy tests check for IgM antibodies, and there are many different types of them. The body produces a type of IgM for house Dust Mites, and if you have a lot of IgE antibodies to an allergen found in Dust Mites – then you are most likely allergic to house Dust Mites. STD-Tests.com offers allergy tests that are specific for Dust Mites, so you can quickly find out if you have this allergy.

Dust Mite Allergy Test instructions EN

Total IgE Rapid Test instructions EN

What Are Dust Mite Allergy?

House Dust Mites allergy is a collective term for an allergic reaction to small insects called house Dust Mites, and these tiny insects often live in bedding where they feed on dead skin cells that fall off us. This type of allergy usually causes red, itchy and watery eyes, as well as running nose with sneezing, and in some, shortness of breath. If you suffer from an allergy to house Dust Mites, it is very likely that your children will have it, too. That is why our allergy test might be very useful.

Dust Mites are microscopic insects that are somewhat related to spiders. These insects do not pose any serious harm to the human body, and their exceptionally small size also means they do not bite the human body, but the particles that are created by Dust Mites can lead to allergic reactions. One study found that an estimated 37.1% of adults experience allergic reactions to the particles that are created by house Dust Mites. Among adolescents, the prevalence of Dust Mites allergies is estimated at 19.1%. The prevalence of the condition seems to be less common in pediatric patients, with an estimated 17% affected.

What Are The Symptoms Of Dust Mites?

Individuals who are allergic to Dust Mites may sometimes consider the symptoms to be caused by hay fever, due to the similarity of the problems experienced when exposed to Dust Mites. There are, however, a couple of additional symptoms that patients may experience, which could signal the presence of Dust Mites particles in their homes and an allergy to these insects.

Particular symptoms to look out for consists of the following:

  • Runny nose
  • Watery eyes
  • Itchy eyes
  • Eyes may become red
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Coughing
  • Postnasal drip
  • The roof of the throat or mouth may be itchy
  • The skin under the eyes may become swollen
  • Facial pressure
  • Facial pain

Who should test for Dust Mites allergy?

There are many different theories on what causes allergy, but research shows that the risk of developing allergies is higher if one of your parents has had it:

  • One parent with allergies – 40% chance for a child developing it, too
  • Both parents with allergies – 60 -80% chance that their child will develop it, too

So, if you are at risk of allergy and aware of its symptom, you should take a test. Dust Mites allergy cannot be cured, but proper treatment can improve the quality of life!

Why Get Tested For Dust Mites?

An important reason why people should get tested for an allergy to house Dust Mites is because this type of allergic reaction can contribute to the development of asthma. In individuals with existing asthma, symptoms may become worse when exposed to Dust Mites. Additionally, some individuals may experience more serious reactions to the presence of Dust Mites.

When To Consult A Doctor?

A doctor should be consulted when a persistent runny nose is experienced, or when the patient continuously sneezes with no obvious explanation. If symptoms of asthma worsen, this may also be a sign to consult with a doctor due to a possible allergic reaction to Dust Mites.

Dust Mites allergies cause symptoms that are similar to that of hay fever and can become quite unpleasant. The process of diagnosing Dust Mites allergies is simple and does not take a significant period of time. There are, however, two types of Dust Mites that can lead to these symptoms. Individuals with Dust Mites allergies should consider improving the dust-reduction strategies in their home and may also want to opt for appropriate treatments to reduce their symptoms.

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19621618

 

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