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Dr. Oz: Managing Dust Mites


One of the major suspects for triggering allergy is dust mites.

Mite fecal matter can cause sneezing, coughing, and runny noses in sensitive people. It can also trigger life-threatening asthma attacks, especially in kids.

Think about this: Twenty-thousand microscopic dust mites feasting on dead skin can live in a piece of dust the size of a jelly bean.

So here’s what you need to do to be proactive:

Suck it up. Vacuum your floors, upholstered furniture, and drapes.

Get bare. Bare floors are best. But you can put area rugs outside in direct sunlight for a day, and then vacuum again to remove the dead carcasses and eggs.

And don’t serve the bugs breakfast in bed, replace your pillow regularly. Remember, a two year old pillow can harbor piles of poop.

Happy dust-busting.

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