Did you know? Mite allergen correlates closely with allergic diseases.

May 13, 2019

According to the World Allergy Organization (WOA), the estimated prevalence of allergies among the population ranges from 10 to 40% per country. In particular, many people experience allergic asthma, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and atopic dermatitis.

Allergens, which cause allergies, include mites, moulds, pollens and animals. Of these, mite allergens are known to cause bronchial asthma, perennial allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, etc[1].

When a certain amount of mite allergen enters the body, the body becomes more responsive to it. As mite allergens further invade the body, histamines and other chemical mediators are released, and their actions cause allergic symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes and congestion.

The period from May to August is known as the “mite season”, when they actively breed.

Along with this year’s heat and humidity comes the active breeding season for mites. It’s said that mites prefer hot and humid environments and can easily breed in an environment between 20 and 30°C and humidity above 60%.

Along with carpets and sofas, which have large numbers of mites, bedding ranks high in the priority list, as we spend about 1/3 of the day in bed. If we neglect care, we might think that we’re wrapped in comfy blankets and bedding, but we might actually be surrounded by mites, faeces and carcasses. Take extra care not to inhale them, as our mouth comes very close to bedding while we sleep.

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