Do anti-mite floor shampoos help mite allergies?

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Viewer Question:
Do anti-mite floor shampoos help mite allergies?

Doctor's Response:
No.

Recent data has demonstrated no benefit from using floor shampoos that are anti-mite. The Melbourne House Dust Mite Study found no difference using anti-mite shampoo from placebo shampoo.

Persons with asthma, eczema, or allergic conditions that are mite-related will not improve their conditions by using anti-mite shampoos on their carpets.


Last Editorial Review: 4/5/2002

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