There are so many triggers which can affect our children’s eczema. Sometimes it’s really difficult to know what is triggering your child’s eczema and if a common known eczema trigger does actually affect your child. Nearly everything I have read about eczema triggers talks about controlling house dust mite as a way to help manage your child’s eczema. And I know in my case with both my children, house dust mite allergen does trigger their eczema.
We were getting ready to move house and amongst all the chaos there’s one thing which really took me by surprise and that’s the amount of dust which was happily living where I couldn’t see it.
Wasn’t my weekly vacuum, mop and wet dust enough to keep dust away? Apparently not.
Of course the reason why I was so alarmed about the hidden amounts of dust is that dust mite allergen is a big trigger for eczema. Some babies skin can be become more inflamed if it comes in contact with dust mite allergen. Dust mites and eczema just don’t go together. So now I’m trying even harder to make dust mites uncomfortable in our new house with a few new tricks.