Living with dust mite allergy may feel like you’ve got persistent hay fever. Or a cold you can’t shake off. At best mild allergy symptoms, such as a runny nose and nasal congestion are annoying. But chronic sinus inflammation and wheezing could impact on your well-being.
Either way, if you think you’re allergic to dust mites, speak with your healthcare provider. They may suggest you take short-term allergy relieving medications such as antihistamines or corticosteroids.
There are other dust mite allergy treatment options if your symptoms are more severe. For example, allergy immunotherapy aims to retrain your immune system to tolerate dust mite allergens better. We'll explore all these options later. But first, it’s helpful to learn what dust mite allergy symptoms are. That way, you’ll have a better understanding of why a combination of medication and avoidance strategies is most effective.