House Dust Mites and Child Eczema

When Treating Your Child’s Eczema house dust mites can play an important part in taking control over your child’s Eczema problem. Below is advice for those with Atopic Eczema on keeping the house dust mite at bay.

WHAT ARE HOUSE DUST MITES?
House dust mites are tiny relatives of spiders and ticks; they live in warm, damp places and are present in all our homes. It’s not the mites themselves that cause problems but their droppings, which cause problems for those suffering with Atopic Eczema.

WHERE IN THE HOME CAN HOUSE DUST MITES BE FOUND?
House dust mites are found in their largest numbers in mattresses and bedding where there is a good supply of their main food source – flakes of human skin. We all shed flakes of skin throughout the day, and especially when we are in bed. House dust mites can also make their home in carpets, curtains and soft furnishings.