In the dust of houses live micro-organisms, invisible to the naked eye, called dust mites. Among the dust mites with which we are constantly in contact, some have a significant allergenic power. In an allergic individual, contact with a few grams of these little creatures is enough to cause respiratory symptoms. In fact, the body identifies dust mites as enemies, and the immune system is activated in an excessive manner, causing inflammatory reactions.
What are the symptoms of dust mite allergy?
Like pollen allergy, dust mite allergy causes respiratory symptoms. When dust mites come into contact with the nasal or bronchial mucosa, symptoms appear. Most commonly, the patient suffers from allergic rhinitis: stuffy nose, sneezing and watery eyes. But dust mite allergy is the first cause of allergic asthma, leading to significant respiratory problems for the patient.