Dust mites are so tiny that they live invisibly in common dust, but these itty bitty bugs can cause big problems. Their waste products are easily inhaled, and many people have an allergy or sensitivity to dust mites that causes their body to react negatively when this happens. Here are some of the most common signs that a person has a dust mite allergy.
Sneezing. Almost everyone sneezes when they come into contact with big clouds of dust because it irritates their nasal passages. However, those with allergies will have issues with sneezing even when they are not in a big cloud of dust. Even being in a room with a little dust along the baseboards or shelving can be enough to cause an issue. Those with a dust mite allergy often report feeling a sensation of itchiness or pressure along their throat, nose, and roof of the mouth right before they start sneezing. The sneezing associated with a dust mite allergy can range from a mild case of just sneezing once or twice to severe sneezing attacks that make it hard to catch a breath in between sneezes.