House Dust Mite Allergy

Allergy Focus, March 2023 Edition

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Welcome to the first issue of Allergy Focus, the exclusive e-newsletter designed for healthcare professionals by Allergy UK. In this edition, we shed light on a common concern in the realm of allergies: house dust mite allergy.

Indoor allergens have been especially topical because of seasonality and news reports on mould. As we move into spring, mould allergies may become less of an issue for some patients, but another indoor allergen – house dust mites – continues to be a concern for those living with allergic conditions. 4 out of 5 patients who live with an allergy to house dust mites are also allergic to pollen and dander, which makes it an important allergy to be aware of and know how to manage.

Within these digital pages, you’ll find a comprehensive exploration of house dust mite allergy, featuring a podcast, an in-depth article, and a compelling case study video of a patient’s perspective of living with a house dust mite allergy. Delve into the nuanced perspectives, insights, and practical information that will enrich your understanding and approach to managing this prevalent allergen.

We invite you to immerse yourself in this inaugural edition of Allergy Focus, as we strive to empower healthcare professionals like you with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the intricate landscape of house dust mite allergy.

Warm regards,

Amena Warner
Head of Clinical Services, Allergy UK

House dust mite allergy signs, symptoms, and treatments

In this episode of our Allergy Insights podcast series, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, Dr Abigail Whitehouse  shares her expertise on how to spot and diagnose a house dust mite allergy. (16 minutes)

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Spotlight on house dust mite allergy

In this article, Paediatric Allergy Nurse specialist for Barts Health Laura King, shines a spotlight on house dust mites in this in depth article which explores symptoms and treatments as well as the impact that living with a house dust mite allergy can have on a patient. (9 minute read)

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Living with a house dust mite allergy; a patient perspective

Since childhood, Mandy has been living with a house dust mite allergy which has affected many aspects of her life. Watch Mandy’s story to find out how the allergy has a big impact on her day to day life. (4 minutes)

Watch Mandy's story

Spotlight on house dust mites masterclass

Allergy UK hosts a virtual masterclass with a panel of experts made up of  Honorary Consultant Allergist and Rhinologist Glennis Scadding, Consultant Paediatrician (Allergy) Anjum Grewal, GP Dr Christopher Corrigan and King’s College Hospital’s Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurst Specialist Rebecca Batt. (3 hours)

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