How In-Home Dust Mites Can Affect Your Breathing

Dust mites are everywhere. They are in your home, car, office space, and even in public spaces like restaurants and stores. How do you avoid dust mites? Well the problem is that you really can’t. Sorry! Dust mites are a fact of life, but you don’t have to live with the symptoms dust mite allergies can bring on. Here are some facts about dust mites and how salt therapy may be able to help your breathing issues.

What Are Dust Mites?

Dust mites are different species of “ cosmopolitan pyroglyphidae” that are small and translucent which can feed on skin flakes and mold in areas that people populate. They are very common in homes for obvious reasons, because it’s where you spend the most time just living. If you have an existing allergy to dust mites, you’ll have symptoms with your breathing that may include wheezing, coughing, or even stuffy nasal passageways. They can even make asthma worse for people who have that condition.

How To Lesson Dust Mites Affecting You And Your Family

There are cleaning methods that you can do to help reduce the amount of dust mites in your home. If you have carpet, it may be time to convert to all wood flooring. There are much less allergens present on wood flooring, than carpet. The carpet just holds onto dirt and dust, which then feed the dust mites. They love it! Gross, right? So getting rid of your carpet, if you can, may be a good first step.

Vacuum your sofas once a week with an attachment especially made for upholstery. You can get more of the hair, dead skin flakes, and other debris humans or animals leave behind with a great vacuum attachment.

Change bedding at least once per week or twice if you find that people in your home have severe allergy issues. Clean bedding attracts less dust mites, it’s just that simple.

The Salt Suite Can Help

When the symptoms of dust mite allergies become overwhelming, it’s time to seek help. You may get some relief from a regimen of salt therapy. Halotherapy has been around for ages, but specifically in the Florida area, the Salt Suite is a salt therapy clinic with salt rooms that cater to those with severe allergy or asthma issues.

 Contact us today to find out if your symptoms of dust mites can be treated with salt therapy in the rooms of the Salt Suite.


“During a typical adult session customers put their feet up in a comfortable leather chair rest or read and breathe in a dry salt aerosol. The micro particles are blown in the air by halo generators. In our separate children’s room kids play in a big sand box except with salt on the walls and floor and play while breathing in the dry salt air.”