A list of dust mites species found in Australia which induce allergic symptoms such as hay fever (rhinitis), eczema or asthma. We’ve listed the dust mites’ habitats, likely dust mite distribution in Australia and dust mite food sources. We’ve listed the most common and well researched Australian dust mites. The dust mite species in bold text […]
Allergy Australia grabs the most up to date Australian and overseas household hay fever research and makes it accessible for those without rocket science degrees. Dust mites, moulds, mildews and pets can cause hay fever symptoms in the house. Jon simplifies the detail in the causes, treatment and prevention of household hay fever.
Why do dust mites like living alongside humans? Dust mite populations love human houses for a few reasons – shed human skin (a major food source that is plentiful), but perhaps more important to dust mites is the humidity in bedding created by the (roughly) one litre of moisture lost by adults each night. Dust […]
Dust mites are the bane of allergic people’s existence from the time that they first developed allergic symptoms onwards. As one of those allergic people, I’m intensely interested in dust mites in the same way that the Coke is interested in Pepsi – I want to know my enemy. So, I researched a dust mite […]
Do allergies such as hay fever, asthma and eczema arise more from allergy genetics or environmental factors? It’s commonly accepted that these conditions are derived from a combination of the two, scientists are now trying to find out more about which actual genes are responsible for causing allergic misery. Millions of allergy sufferers endure a variety of unpleasant allergy symptoms […]