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Dust mites are teeny, tiny bugs that live in household dust. You
have to be pretty small to live in dust - and they are. You
actually need a microscope to see them! So if you can't even
see them, what's the problem? Well, people can be allergic to
dust mites and their droppings. This stuff gets into the air, and
without a person knowing it, the dust mites can get into a
person's lungs. Dust mites don't bother most people, but if
the person has
, they can worsen breathing problems. It's also tough to get
rid of dust mites because they work themselves into soft places
like pillows, blankets, mattresses, and stuffed animals.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice,
diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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