(HealthDay News) -- Dust mites, each smaller than a period at
the end of a printed sentence, produce waste that's a common cause
of allergies and asthma.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these
suggestions to help you get rid of dust mites:
- Cover your mattress in a dust-proof cover with a tight
- Wash all bed linens weekly in very hot water.
- Place pillows in dust-proof covers or wash them weekly.
- Avoid putting carpeting in your bedroom.
- Vacuum all carpeting and upholstery in your home weekly.
- Use an air filter that helps get rid of dust mites.
- Wipe down hard surfaces with a moist rag each week.
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