Dust Mite Allergy in Singapore

A dust mite allergy is an allergic reaction to tiny bugs that live and thrive in house dust. Some signs of dust mite allergy include sneezing and runny nose. It may also be common to present with signs of asthma such as wheezing and difficulty breathing.

Dust Mite Allergy Symptoms

Dust mite allergy can cause allergic rhinitis, which affects up to 13.1% of the Singaporean population. Some symptoms of allergic rhinitis include:

  • Sneezing that is suddenly and happens repeatedly
  • Runny nose with clear discharge
  • Itchy nose
  • Blocked nose
  • Cough due to post-nasal drip
  • Allergic conjunctivitis (red, itchy, tearing and/or burning of eyes)

If your dust mite allergy causes or aggravates asthma, you may also experience:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest tightness or pain
  • An audible whistling or wheezing sound when exhaling
  • Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing
  • Bouts of coughing or wheezing that are worsened by a respiratory virus such as a cold or the flu
Image of person having dust mite allergies.

Treatment Options For Dust Mite Allergies

Your doctor may discuss with you options targeted at providing relief for your symptoms. Some options are:

  • Decongestants: This helps to relieve the sinus and nasal congestion that often comes with allergies.
  • Antihistamines: Your body releases histamines in response to an allergen. Antihistamines block the production of histamine and help ease the reactions.
  • Corticosteroids: These work by suppressing inflammation caused by your allergies.

These treatment options may have various side effects and the suitability of each should be discussed together with your doctor. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the necessary.

How Can I Diagnose A Dust Mite Allergy in Singapore?

We currently cover dust mite allergy testing in the form of Immunoglobulin-E (IgE) blood tests. The following are our packages:

Item Price*
Inhalant Panel 1 (15 items)
1. Alternaria Alternata M6
2. Aspergillus Fumigatus M3
3. Bahia Grass G17
4. Bermuda Grass G2
5. Blomia Tropicalis D201
6. Cat Dander E1
7. Cockroach I6
8. Common Ragweed W1
9. Curvularia Lunata M16
10. D. Farinae D2
11. D. Pteronyssinus D1
12. Dog Dander E5
13. Dust - Greer H1
14. Johnson Grass G10
15. Timothy Grass G6
Inhalant Panel 2 (5 items)
1. Alternaria Alternata M6
2. Aspergillus Fumigatus M3
3. Candida Albicans M5
4. Cladosporium Herbarum M2
5. Penicillium Notatum M1
Single Allergen Test (Enquire with us) From $56.00

*Prices are before GST and subject to GST.

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