Acaro del polvo domestico

House Dust Mite Allergy

Acaro del polvo domestico

House dust mites are one of the commonest indoor allergies all through the world.

They related to spiders (they belong to the Arthropoda family ) and are really tiny (less than 0.3 millimiters), being only visible with the help of a microscope.

They have eight legs and can be either male or females. Most of them lay eggs (are oviparous).

Their excrement contains one gut protein which is responsible of one of the most common causes of all-year-round allergy throughout the world.


Where do dust mites live?

House dust is made up of small vegetal and animal particles where the mites grow. They feed with human skin flakes: its name (dermatophagoides) literally means «skin eaters».

They need a high level of humidity and warm to high temperatures to grow. This conditions can change and the mite levels will fluctuate all through the year, according with the season conditions. It also depends on the geographical areas.

Acaro en el polvo produce alergias

Half-life of mites will change dependieng on the particular species and the environmental conditions. Their lifespan can be from two weeks to five months.


Symptoms of House dust mite Allergy

They are indoor allergens:  this means that sensitized patiens will have their symptoms inside the houses.
Typical symptoms in adults and children are runny nose and blockade (allergic rhinitis), eye symptoms (allergic conjunctivitis) or respiratory symptoms (asthma)

Activities that move the dust (sweeping, cleaning the dust, etc.) makes a dispersal of the particles through the air, easing its inhalation and triggering the symptoms in sensitized patients.

Image:Food and Drug Administration

Image: Gilles San Martin

Alergólogo Alergias Málaga

Alergias Málaga Alergólogo Doctor Barceló

952 120102  626 059172

Calle Pinzón, 10.
29001 Málaga
Como llegar
Como llegar

Sígueme en la redes sociales

La información proporcionada por éste sitio web es con motivos educacionales, de comunicación e información, y no pretenden en ningún caso sustituir o reemplazar el consejo médico o el tratamiento de su doctor. En caso de tener dudas, es aconsejable que consulte con su médico de referencia.

The information provided in this website is for educational, communication and information purposes only, and is not intended to replace or constitute medical advice or treatments. If in doubt, please look for medical attention to your doctor.

Copyright © Derechos reservados DOCTORBARCELO.COM - All rights reserved