dust mite


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

dust mite

n.
Any of several mites of the family Pyroglyphidae, especially Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and D. farinae, that feed on shed skin cells and produce excrement that is a common household allergen associated especially with asthma and respiratory allergies.

dust mite

n
(Animals) either of two mites, Dermatophagoides farinae or D. pteronyssinus, that feed on shed human skill cells. Their excrement is a household allergen associated with respiratory allergies and asthma
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Number of individuals, stage of life-cycle, and species of house dust mite were noted for each sample.
"Dust mite and cockroach allergens are common triggers of all-year round allergy and asthma symptoms.
Use protective dust mite covers on pillows, mattresses, and box springs to prevent dust mite from getting to their food source, to prevent their waste and body parts already in the mattress from becoming airborne, and to keep the mattress and pillows free from our sweat and the natural oils on our skin.
One study found children using dust mite proof covers on their bedding - e.g.
DOCTORS are trialling a new dust mite tablet which they hope could cut the number of asthma attacks in children.
2 Dehumidify Your Home Humidity levels higher than about 55 percent create ideal conditions for mold growth and dust mite reproduction.
The positive detection rate of antigens was 95.83% (92/96), and the top five potent antigens included house dust mite, flour mite, histamine, egg yolk and egg white.
Researchers examined levels of eight common household allergens: cats, dogs, cockroaches, mice, rats, mold and two types of dust mite allergens.
As for reduction, there are dust mite fabric covers for pillows, mattresses, and box springs.
Does an enzyme provide the dust mite asthma link?: For some time there has been a linkage with dust mites and asthma.