HOUSE DUST MITE ALLERGY:
1 in every 2 cases of allergic rhinitis is due to house dust mites1.
House dust mite allergy is the leading respiratory allergy in Europe2.
There are 50,000 species of house dust mite worldwide – 8 of them are responsible for allergies.
1 gram of dust houses 2,000 house dust mites!
A mattress can contain 1.5 million house dust mites!
30% of people with allergic rhinitis also have asthma3.
Over 80% of patients report that their allergic rhinitis symptoms have a significant impact on their daily activities.
20% of patients with allergic rhinitis are not satisfied with their current symptomatic treatment 4.
33% of patients with respiratory allergies never receive a specific diagnosis, making optimal treatment and management not possible 5.
32% of patients with a new diagnosis of allergic rhinitis want to be cured from their allergy besides symptomatic relief 6.
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