What are mites (the harm of mites)
As a parent, you will feel distressed when your baby has an extremely itchy rash on the tender skin, sneezing, runny nose or even an asthma attack and angry? What is making your child so uncomfortable? In fact, it’s a tiny mite. The individual size of mites is very small, generally around 0.5mm, and some are even as small as 0.1mm, which is a relay jump.
After fleas and flies, the most prevalent human bedroom pest. So what exactly are mites? What harm will it do to the baby? How can I prevent it from being passed on to my baby?
What are mites?
As the saying goes, if you want to defeat your opponent, you must first understand your opponent. In the face of disgusting mites, how can you keep your baby away from its invasion? First of all, let’s understand what mites are!
Mites are arthropods, and they are so small that we usually can’t find them with the naked eye. There are more than 50,000 kinds of mites found in the world, second only to insects in quantity. There are two kinds of mites that parasitize on the human body, one is hair follicle mite, also known as human demodex; the other is called sebaceous mite, which parasitizes in the sebaceous glands of the human face, and is generally referred to as mite on Youyou resource website.
It has been found in medicine that mites are closely related to human health. Many mites can invade human skin and cause various skin allergies, asthma, bronchitis, etc. , seriously endangering human health. Because the baby’s skin is very delicate, once it is attacked by mites, it is likely to cause serious skin problems.
Mites like warm and humid environments, so they often hide in carpets, sofas, bedding, cushions, and pillows to breed and reproduce. In addition to biting people, the secretions, dander, and corpses of mites will also fly into the air with human activities. After inhalation, infants may develop asthma, bronchitis and other diseases. Therefore, in the face of mites, parents must not take it lightly!
The danger of mites
There are small mites everywhere. Mites can be found on sofas, beds, carpets, pet fluff, and even human skin. Folliculitis, rosacea, skin allergies, etc. Might be caused by mites. Let Mama Encyclopedia give you a detailed introduction to the hazards of mites!
1. For the skin
Mites invade the skin, which will accelerate the formation of fine lines, chloasma, freckles, etc. , It can also cause skin problems such as acne, rough skin, and thickened cutin. In addition, skin mites can cause itching and rosacea. If the baby’s skin resistance is weak, it will also cause skin inflammation.
2. Cause hair problems
The hair follicle mite in the mites can make the hair roots thinner and looser, thus causing hair loss. At the same time, it can also cause a series of hair problems such as increased dandruff, itchy scalp, and scalp diseases.
3. Cause eyelid inflammation
The small mites may also invade the hair follicles and sebaceous glands of the eyelashes, causing inflammation on the edge of the eyelid, which is very uncomfortable for babies, so parents Be careful.
4. Cause allergic reaction.
Mite secretions, dander, etc. Air will be involved with human activities, and enter the human respiratory tract through breathing, thus causing allergic reactions, such as sneezing, runny nose, and poor breathing.
Symptoms of mite infection
Seeing the harm of mites and thinking of your baby, do you feel like a stick in your throat? So how to tell if your baby is infected with mites? The following is an introduction to the symptoms of mite infection from Mam *** Encyclopedia.
1. The face often feels itchy at night, accompanied by peeling;
2. The pores become thicker, the blackheads around the nose increase, and the sides of the nose will ooze oil;
3. Acne and acne continue to break out, and red bumps grow on the skin;
4. Hair loss, hair distribution, and dandruff a lot;
5. Capillaries on the nose Dilation, redness and swelling like “orange peel”.
How to deal with mite infection?
If the baby is unfortunately attacked by mites, it is probably because the itching of the skin cannot be tolerated, and the baby will often scratch with his hands, especially at night. So, what to do about mite infestation?
When the baby is infected by mites, parents should try to comfort the baby, do not scratch with hands, and do not apply toilet water, cooling oil, etc. on your baby’s skin, as this can cause the rash to expand and worsen. The correct way for parents is to take the baby to the hospital in time, or go to a regular pharmacy to buy anti-allergic ointment and apply it on the affected area.
If the parents are infected by mites, it is recommended to wash the face with sulfur soap and gently wash with facial cleanser, so that the mites can be removed after 2 days.
How to prevent mite infection
In the face of extremely lethal mites, the fundamental way to eliminate mites is king. Although mites are widely distributed, as long as you pay attention to the following five points, you can still eliminate the hateful mites in the cradle! Next, let’s take a look at how to prevent mite infestation!
Everyday items such as sheets, pillowcases, blankets, bedspreads, etc. It should be washed once a week with hot water higher than 55°C, which can kill mites;
Carpets, curtains, etc. Provides an ideal breeding environment for mites. If there are people who are allergic to mites at home, it is better to replace their carpets with hard surfaces and curtains with blinds, which can effectively reduce the infection rate of mites;
Mites It likes a humid environment, so in order to eliminate mites, it is necessary to open doors and windows frequently to keep ventilation and light transmission, especially when using air-conditioning, pay more attention to indoor ventilation;
Pay attention to personal hygiene, wash your hair and bath frequently, and change clothes frequently;