Study Shows Reducing Dust Mite Exposure May Reduce Asthma Flare-Ups in Children

A year-long study shows a significant correlation between reducing dust mites in bedding and reducing asthma flare-ups, exacerbations, and trips to the emergency room for asthma-related injuries. 

Dr. Clare Murray led a team in Manchester that conducted a study on 3-17 year-old children with known dust mite allergies, suffered from asthma, or was hospitalized for respiratory-related injuries.

Results showed children who used dust mite reducing mattress covers, duvet covers, and pillow covers:

    • Were less likely to have a severe asthma exacerbation that resulted in an accident and emergency visit or hospital admission (29.3 percent vs. 41.5 percent).
    • Had a 45 percent reduced risk of having an asthma exacerbation that resulted in an accident and emergency visit or hospitalisation and the requirement for systemic corticosteroids.
    • Went a significantly longer time to their first exacerbation that resulted in an accident and emergency visit or hospitalisation and the requirement for systemic corticosteroids.

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