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Anything to Take for Dust Mite Allergy? Cannot Remove My Carpet


#1

I live in a town house, so I cannot remove my carpet. The exterminator came and sprayed my room and that helped for a bit, but I keep getting these red bumps that itch. I changed detergents and soap powder to non-fragrant sensitive brands, just in case that was the issue. No matter what I do, I still get bit. Is there anything I can take? Since it's been hot and humid it's gotten even worse, even with me having my own AC unit in my room.


#2

Have you checked your bed for bedbugs?


#3

Yes and so has the exterminator.


#4

Hmmm... from what you described it really sounds like bedbugs. I have never had dust mites leave itchy bites. If it's dust mites I would vacuum everything! Pillows, matress, etc. Then seal the stuff up in a plastic bag and chunk it. Do it like every three or four days until you thin them out. Pain in the ass I know, but desperate times, calls for desperate measures. Curing the bites won't help much if you don't get rid of the source. Maybe somebody else will have some ideas. Good luck!


#5

If you're able to seal and be out of the room for several hours, an ozone generator treatment may be of help.


#6

There are sprays that kill dust mites....also, are you sure the red bumps are from dust mites, or another allergy you don't know about?