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Posted by SPO on April 05, 2000 at 21:51:01:

In Reply to: Help - Severe allergies posted by Claudia on April 04, 2000 at 19:39:18:

: The key environmental controls for dust mites are: mite encasements for pillows, mattress and box spring, washing sheets in very hot water to kill mites (weekly), removing carpeting and controlling humidity. Humidity control is required for mold control too. Look to keep relative humidity as close to 35% as possible. Have you used any decongestants along with the antihistamines you described? Have you used any nasal steroid sprays or nasal Astelin (a topical antihistamine)? I would look to shots as a last resort. Also, have you been tested for asthma? Sometimes this is misdiagnosed as recurrent bronchitis. Good luck.

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