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If you use an unwashed bed pillow for 20yrs wouldn't dust mite issues and other "bugs" cause health problems?
Possible: The mites tend to thrive in the stuffing and less on the surface. No problem unless you are allergic to it. On the other, is this a theoretical exercise since I'd doubt that even a homeless person would allow the pillow unwashed for 20 years. ...Read more
Please help, My son sweat s so bad it wets the pillow every night he sleeps and don't like puting blanket even winter. Many thankz?
Discuss With Doctor: Sweating is body's only mechanism for heat loss; triggered by thermoregulatory needs & emotions; can be a benign trait or linked to diseases, toxins, & more. Over-bundling is common cause in babies. If child has had normal exams/development/activity, has no fatigue/sweating while feeding, then significant illness unlikely. Discuss with doctor at 2 yr exam which is now due for a focused evaluation. ...Read more
Hi when I lay down on the back of my head for some reason I get this numbness feeling on the left side of my head especially when I use a pillow. As s?
Pressure: This is most likely positional, temporary and due to pressure on the superficial nerves of your scalp and has nothing to do with any brain pathology especially if you don't have this symptom any other time. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you if you have further concerns. ...Read more
Hypoallergenic: A hypoallergenic pillow.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pillows can harbor many things. Possible things that exist on pillows:
mrsa (bacteria that causes skin infections)
e.Coli (cause of stomach illness)
these are probably the main things to be aware of. Just make sure you wash your sheets and pillow cases in very hot water frequently. Also you can buy special pillow covers that are designed to keep certain bacteria and bugs out!
good luck. ...Read more
Lice?: If you are talking about lice, body lice are tiny animals that infect humans. They are contracted by skin-to-skin contact with persons who have them, or by wearing their clothes. Head lice and body lice are caused by the same animal; pubic lice is caused by a slightly different but related mite. The primary symptom is itching. ...Read more
Body mites: Mites, or scabies, are microscopic organisms that get under the skin. They cause small raised bumps mostly in the skin folds of the arms and legs and aroung the waist. They often show up on the hands between the fingers. They are itchy and may be worse at night. There really is not any good treatment otc. Should get seen by a doctor to know for sure. Many skin conditions can look similar. ...Read more
On or off skin??: On the skin they can live for months - that's why treatment is needed because otherwise the rash and itching will persist. Off of the skin, like on your sofa cushions or pillows, they can live for about 3 days. That's why when treating for scabies and cleaning up the environment, you bag things you can't wash in hot water in a sealed garbage bag for 3 days to kill any persistent mites. ...Read more
Get tested: Hi. 4 ways to test for diabetes: fasting glucose, random glucose (not fasting), A1c, and oral glucose tolerance test; each test has its own diagnostic criteria. Most doctors start with a fasting AM glucose because it's cheap & easy. Other testing depends on your symptoms and what your doctor considers as possible explanations. Talk with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Absolutely: Over or under extension of the neck, sleeping with the neck in a funny position, anything that keeps the neck in a less than neutral position can cause stiffness, with the pillow a likely suspect ...Read more
Thank you for the question- I did some research and found out that turkey mites are not mites but actually immature tick bites- I found two helpful sites that might be helpful to you
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http://web. Extension. Illinois. Edu/state/newsdetail. Cfm? NewsID=15748 ...Read more
Allergy: An allergy to one or more components of the pillow. ...Read more
Any pillow that-: -is comfortable 4 U. Adding orthopedic 2 the name of a pillow or mattress is just a marketing tool. ...Read more
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Ues: Helps symptoms only. Not cause or prevention. ...Read more
Opening toward front: The pillow opening should face toward the front. ...Read more
Nothing to do: Dust mites are everywhere they really can't be avoided. ...Read more
Pillow: No not really, sleeping with or without a pillow will not make any difference. Growth is under hormonal control. ...Read more