More than 60 per cent of the people who had a cough from the mites that can cause a bad runny nose in children were exposed to the molds, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal.
Researchers found that one in five people exposed to mites had a runny or wheezing nose.
In an attempt to stop the miasma, researchers in the UK put 1.5m doses of iodine, 1,200 mg of chlorhexidine and 1,000 mg of forward air solutions into 100 healthy volunteers.
It was hoped the treatment would prevent coughing for at least three months, and also stop coughing for as long as three months after the treatment was discontinued.
The results showed that patients who received the treatment for three months had a reduction in coughing severity compared to those who did not.
The researchers are now looking at how the treatment could be administered to children.
The research was conducted in collaboration with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the University of Glasgow.
Read more about the study here