Dust Mite Allergies Causing Eczema is a Cop Out

Once again I heard from a father say that his child has eczema because he is allergic to dust and dust mites. This is a miserable cop out excuse by a lame, poorly educated doctor. All those allegations that you are allergic to dust mites is mostly a farce. Unless you let your house and car become a garbage dump, any well kept clean house should be clean enough for any healthy person. What we want is you or your child to be healthy enough not to need eczema.

Eczema is a detox method resorted to by you or your child’s body to facilitate toxin removal when all other detox methods are constipated or unable to cope with the avalanche of toxins. When the toxin source is reduced and the regular detox organs are able to cope, then your body automatically closes all the eczema avenues.

Dust is everywhere. Dust mites are mere garbage men. Do not blame the garbage men for feeding on the dead skin we shed off. The eczema appeared first, then the garbage men just eat the trash you shed off. All those dust mite allergy stories are full of baloney. Sure it gets you to buy ultra expensive vacuum cleaners or cleaning services, it makes you feel good in your mind, but it does not work.

You cannot live in a bubble. Or can you?

If the environment you are thinking of is what goes into your mouth and what is applied on your skin or what you breath in, then this is what you do:

– no shampoo, little soap only to wash hands for eating and your butt when pooping.
– remove the chlorine from your water to be used for bathing
– use organic laundry soap only, no fabric softeners
– do not use deodorants or anti-perspirants
– do not use perfume
– do not use make up
– do not use hair coloring
– eat only pure, organic, raw food paleo diet, the original food specifications of humans
– drink only pure drinking water, either distilled with a few lemon drops, or clean natural spring water, minimal only because raw food hydrates you.

This is just a small list, as you progress you will learn more. But that is your bubble. That is what you want to achieve. Realize that most people are doing the complete opposite of the above bubble – causing massive amounts of toxin inputs daily. Some people have powerful detox organs that can do the job, some, people like us, do not.

My entire family is eczema cured and we never ever blamed dust mite allergies. Stop pointing blame at the dust mites and point it at yourself so you can make some self improvements with things that are definitely within your control.

Read my eczema cure protocol section for more details


  1. Mike Amundson says:

    I disagree with your statements on dust mites and eczema. I’m now in my 50’s and have battled skin eczema all my life. I’ve tried about everything to deal with it – believe me. Then I heard about the concept of dust mites being a major contributor to eczema and thought well I’ve tried about everything else why not try this. So I ended up removing the carpeting in my house and to my surprise it was like a miracle cure. I currently dust my house once a week and have stayed virtually eczema free for 2 years except for an occasional flare up which I can always attribute to an accidental exposure to dust of some sort. I’ve occasionally been unable to dust my home for 2 to 3 weeks and can feel the eczema starting to flare up and dusting the house again always works to relieve it. I no longer have a need for all the cortizone creams that I’ve come to use over a lifetime. You can’t argue with what works.


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  3. I also disagree with your article of dust mites not causing eczema. I developed eczema at the age of 13 after our family moved into another house, an older house. I am now 54 years old. I battled with eczema for 33 years going to dermatologists, allergy specialists, nutritional specialists, but nothing. I had it so bad on my hands I couldn’t bend my fingers without them bleeding. After years of all these specialists I returned back to my family physician. He told me if I had seen all these doctors and they couldn’t do anything it must be something in the air. Probably dust mites. He told me to get an air filter and put it in my bedroom where I sleep. At first I thought he was out of his mind and a quack. I ignored his request but kept going back to him for more cream. I think about the third time back he told me not to return unless I bought an air filter. Finally I bought one and put it next to my bed. To my surprise after about 2-weeks it started clearing up. After a month it was completely gone and I haven’t had any problems with it since. Once in awhile I will get a hive, and that’s when I know it’s time to change the filter in the air filter. Sounds crazy, but it solved my eczema problem except for the scars on my skin it left from scratching so much.

  4. I agree with you Craig. Dust mite problems are real in the dirtiest homes. We had our own problems lately and we did a hell of a lot of things. See my April and May blogs beginning with the home fixing. It’s all part of pollution avoidance.

  5. I agree. I also think that in the toxic allergy world things affect people differently. In one person it might be diet. In another it might be chemicals. Mine seemed to be from particles floating in the air. I also think people may develop allergies, which makes them that much more complicated to diagnose and cure.

  6. I completely disagree with what you’ve said here. I don’t know how you can make a claim that dust mites have nothing to do with peoples problems. You have zero scientific evidence of this, just an assumption.

    I’ve had fairly bad eczema on my eyelids, arms and legs for about a year now. I live in San Francisco in an apartment building. I recently went to Los Angeles on a business trip for over a week and in that time my eczema problems completely cleared up without the use of any ointments creams or medications. After being back in SF for a few days, they have flared up again. I didn’t change my diet, I didn’t change any habits, the only thing that changed was my location. So how is that explained? Whether or not it was dust mites has yet to be seen, but for me, it is a known fact that there is something in my environment causing this and has nothing to do with what I am putting in my body.

    I would recommend people try a long term hotel stay and see if things clear up for them.

  7. Pat Edwards says:

    I definitely disagree with this as well! My husband and I both would wake up with sinus headaches, stuffy noses and my eczema would be horrible until I bought mattress and pillow encasements on amazon.com and we have truly noticed a difference! When we go to our parents house, I wake up with the same symptoms (stuffy nose, eczema flair up, etc). Dont get me wrong…changing my diet has helped quite a bit too but no change has been as noticeable as the change I have seen because of encasing my mattress and pillows.

  8. I live in an apartment that gets very dusty. I’ve lived in this apartment for over 20 years and never had eczema until 6 months ago. Therefore I believe my eczema is not caused by dust mites since I only started having the problem recently.

  9. I have to agree witn everyone who disagreed. I’m 16, and I had eczema flaring up since I was 14. It started on the back of my neck, and it slowly spread all over my body. But today my entire body is clear (except scars from repetitive scratching) but I have eczema on my face. I’ve been to dozens of dermatoligists, and they always gave me Prednisolone, Cortozone creams, or some sort of steroid-based creams along with some anti-histamines. It’s been a while now, we finally met a dermatologist that explained that my current problem with eczema was not caused by diet. He said, “If diet is the cause of your eczema, the eczema would be all over your body like before, not isolated on one place. This is clearly dustmite dermatitis.” There you go. But since my house is almost dust-free, dustmites might not be the cause of my eczema. Dust mites can cause flare ups, no doubt.

    However I might agree that the build up of toxins can be the cause of eczema. Since having the first breakout of eczemas on my neck, my skin has been very, very sensitive. If the temperature changes, my skin would turn very red and eczema would flare up vigorously. In an effort to stop the eczema, I had stopped or minimized all excercise. Perhaps this has caused the build up of toxins overtime and my body might be reacting to it through eczema…
    I have also read somewhere that excercising alone can cure eczema, be it wether diet, or dustmites that are causing the flare ups.

  10. Having had eczema for the last few years, I would also disagree with this post. Once a blood test showed that I had a reaction to dust mites, I took steps to reduce the amount of dust in my home. I got the pillow and mattress protectors, removed carpets, and got a HEPA vacuum to clean the curtains and mattresses regularly. While my eczema has not gone away, it has helped a great deal and I can definitely attribute any flare ups to dust exposure. In fact, I know many people who have eczema, but are not aware that it may be due to dust mites. If anybody suspects that, they can take a look at a list i put together at http://www.skinshare.sg/2013/03/how-to-tell-if-a-dust-mite-allergy-is-causing-your-eczema. Hope it helps.

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