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Dust mite allergy and low energy through winter

Discussion in 'Natural Remedies' started by Jotravels, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Jotravels

    Jotravels Member

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    Hi,
    Firstly my partner has just found out he has a dust mite allergy, does anyone know of any cures or preventions? So far we are looking at covers for bedding and spray (any recommendations or links would be welcome!). Are there any natural remedies can help aid or stop itching?
    Then for myself I suffer a bit with energy and feeling fed up in the winter. I have a SAD lamp which I do believe works, I use during the day at work. Is there anything I can take for my mood, I've taken 5HTP at bedtimes, which is quite expensive. I have also been having symptoms of a cold for about a month off and on. I eat healthy and do Yoga.
    Thanks!
     
  2. ravenstar

    ravenstar New Member

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    Hi Jotravels :)

    Has your partner been referred to an allergy specialist? This doctor will have the most cures and benefits for him and will also monitor him closely.

    Dust mites arem't really the problem, it's their excretement. And dust mites aren't only in the bedding, they exist in carpets, cushions, pillows and couches too. It may be you will have to probably get rid of the pillows and mattress you're using now. There is a polyurethane coating that can be put on a mattress as well as one that can be placed on the mattress and easily removed and washed.

    Dust mites seem to thrive in high humidity areas - a dehumidifer might help if the humidity is high in your home.

    It could be too that your partner has a low immune system which seems to cause allergens more. Again, a doctor is best to look at and diagnose this. Your partner could also look at taking a multi-vitamin (not synthetic) which includes vitamin c and bioflavonoids as well as other antioxidants. It should also contain a vit B complex which works as a team to enhance immunity as well as minerals and essential fatty acids (GLA). If your partner is or will be taking a multivitamin or other supplements, he should tell the doctor exactly which ones he's taking.

    Herbs that strengthen the immune system are garlic, astragalus, echinacea, mullein leaf, wild cherry bark and horehound. But again before taking these, your partner should talk to the doctor first.

    If you google 'mayoclinic dust mites' there's some good information there - and if you google 'dust mite prevention', there's alot of great info for you to gather.
     
  3. Jotravels

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    Thanks for your response. The problem being we don't in all honestly have that much faith in the doctors, his had the symptoms for three years and they just give him anti histamines! Only through our own research and pushing have they finally said he has dust mite allergies. They tested him for food tolerances and said he was fine. I believe in natural cures and am trying to find him a good homeopath and Chinese medicine doctor to test/cure him.


    We have only been told this week about the dust mite allergies and are planning on either getting mattress covers, duvet covers and pillow covers and a natural spray for the sofa (we have all wood flooring thankfully!). We might even buy all new silk bedding, including pillows and duvet (which are quite expensive) and are in the need of a new mattress so will probably get an anti-allergy one also. I'm looking at buying a streamer for the sofa also.

    I've been told stinging nettle and eye bright are good for the itching too.

    I will look into your recommendations and links, thank you!

     
  4. HerbalCoaching

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    Catnip for Dust Mites

    Use catnip essential oil to spray around house or just make a strong tea. Its a potent dust mite repellent. See this study on dust mites:
    Study shows that Nepeta cataria catnip exhibits potent repellent

    To boost immune system during winter, eat ****ake mushroom daily ...one a day will make a difference.

    There's a lot more you can do of course, but these two simple steps are easy and effective and inexpensive.
     
  5. Jotravels

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    Thank you very much! I have been given a list of herbs from two herbalists also so lots to research and try out!

    Can you recommend anywhere in UK to buy herbs or extract(tincture)?

    Thanks!

     
  6. dreamer2057

    dreamer2057 New Member

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    My son has dust mite allergy, he sneezes all day. The thing is he has been to Spain and its just the same, so cannot see it being to do with dust mites, he does have an allergy of some kind but doctors will not have it they insist it iss dust mite. I have try using natural home remedies without success so far. Does anyone have any ideas?.
     

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