Dust mite allergy: symptoms. When it’s time to visit a doctor?
The symptoms of house dust mite allergy which is caused by inflammation of nasal passages may include:
-Watery, itchy or red eyes
-Itchy throat, nose or roof of mouth
-Facial pressure and pain
-Swollen, blue-colored skin under eyes
-In a kid – frequent upward rubbing of the nose
If together with experiencing asthma, there also might be:
-Chest pain or tightness
-Trouble sleeping caused by coughing, shortness of breath or wheezing
-An audible wheezing or whistling sound when exhaling
-Bouts of wheezing or coughing which are aggravated by such respiratory virus as the flu or a cold
An allergy caused by the dust mites can vary from mild to severe. The first case may result in watery eyes, occasional runny nose and sneezing. But in severe situations, the person’s condition becomes ongoing (chronic), which results in persistent cough, sneezing, congestion, severe asthma attack and facial pressure.
When it’s time to visit a doctor
Sometimes it can be difficult to recognize if you have an allergy, as it may be easily confused with the common flu. Initial symptoms and signs are similar for both dust mite allergy and flu – sneezing and a runny nose. In case of these symptoms don’t eliminate after more than 1 week, consult your doctor. Also, if your symptoms are severe right from the beginning, like difficulty sleeping, wheezing or severe pain, call your doctor right away. It is recommended to seek emergency care if your condition rapidly worsens with shortness of breath and wheezing or you are short of breath with minimal activity.