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Can special pillow cases help with dust mite?

Can special pillow cases help with dust mite?

Yes: Dust mite covers for the pillows, mattress, and box springs can decrease your exposure to dust mites. Additionally, you will want to wash the other bedding (including sheets) on hot water (130 f) once per week. ...Read more

Mite (Definition)

Any of various small or minute arachnids of the order acarina that are often parasitic on animals and plants, infest stored food products, and in ...Read more


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If you use an unwashed bed pillow for 20yrs wouldn't dust mite issues and other "bugs" cause health problems?

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

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Is my baby’s bed really full of dust mites and if so what can I do about that?

Yes it is...: ...And if it ain't broke, don't fix it - if she is not suffering from respiratory allergies or asthma, there is no reason to go on a mite-hunting expedition. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Mee and my gf had unprotected sex and this was 4 days agoo she sai she mite be... Could she start feeling it now? And how likey s it

Is she pregnant: This will all depend on when her last menstrual period was, if it was of normal length and on time and where she is in her cycle. She is only fertile a few days a month.

It seems very early for her symptoms to be about pregnancy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Are pillows bad for your neck?

Are pillows bad for your neck?

Let me help: You need a pillow to support your head. If not, your neck will be straining all night. I guess if you feel more comfortable without one, than fine, but it's probably a bad idea. ...Read more

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What are the risk in sharing pillows? What's some of the risk

What are the risk in sharing pillows? What's some of the risk

Pillows: Pillows can harbor many things. Possible things that exist on pillows:
lice
mrsa (bacteria that causes skin infections)
e.Coli (cause of stomach illness)
scabies
bed bugs
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

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I think I mite be pregant?

Do Pregnancy Test!: The best way to know for sure is to do a pregnancy test. I hope you get the results you are hoping for. ...Read more

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Symptoms of mites on skin?

Symptoms of mites on skin?

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

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What does mite bites look like?

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

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How long do scabie mites live for?

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

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Antimicrobial pillow for kids safe?

Antimicrobial pillow for kids safe?

No need: An alternative is to wash and dry your pillows every three months. Also use an hypoallergenic pillow cover and change bed linens weekly. ...Read more

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What is the best orthopedic pillow?

What is the best orthopedic pillow?

There is no best-: -ortho pillow, the best pillow is 1 that is the most comfortable 4 U. What someone swears by, May be horrible 4 U. It's hit & miss.

Good Luck. ...Read more

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How to know if I mite have diabetes?

How to know if I mite have diabetes?

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

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Can scabie mites fall off your body?

Can scabie mites fall off your body?

They do not 'fall': scabies can pass to others through used clothing (including bed sheets) and with close contact. ...Read more

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Could a bad pillow cause stiff neck?

Could a bad pillow cause stiff neck?

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

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Is it good to sleep without a pillow?

Is it good to sleep without a pillow?

No harm unless: You have gerd or perhaps a worsening of rem supine apnea without a pillow. ...Read more

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Can scabie mites fall off your skiln?

Can scabie mites fall off your skiln?

Yes: This is part of the reason why scabies can be transferred by contact with infected clothing or bedding. ...Read more

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What does a turkey mite bite look like?

What does a turkey mite bite look like?

Interesting subject: 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
and picture added also
http://globerove. Com/turkey/turkey-mites/3319
http://web. Extension. Illinois. Edu/state/newsdetail. Cfm? NewsID=15748 ...Read more

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How can I reduce dust mites in my home?

Dust mite covers: Google mission:allergy. This is a allergy supply store run by an allergist who has dust mite covers that can be used for your bed. ...Read more

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Can bird mites cause diseases in humans?

Bird Mites: No bird mites (ornithonyssus sylviarum, dermanyssus gallinae) don't normally transmit diseases to humans but can be in a real pain in the butt (& elsewhere) take care. ...Read more

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Could I get conjunctivitis from a pillow?

Could I get conjunctivitis from a pillow?

Sort of: You can catch conjunctivitis from using a pillow that has been exposed to conjunctivitis. You can also get an allergic reaction that causes a red, itchy eye from a pillow, especially a feather pillow. ...Read more

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How do you treat demodex mites on humans?

Demodex mites: These are usually treated with topical antifungals. It is unclear if these mites are involved in causing skin conditions like rosacea or if they are innocent bystanders. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have wash my blanket/pillow?

Would wash: Blanket and pillow case directly as dead skin cells flake onto them - even if there is not visible dirt. ...Read more

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When is it safe for my baby to sleep with a pillow?

When is it safe for my baby to sleep with a pillow?

No: No. Babies should not sleep with soft blankets, pillows or stuffed toys. They need a firm sleeping surface and should always be placed on their backs to sleep. ...Read more

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What is a good type of orthopedic pillow I can use?

What is a good type of orthopedic pillow I can use?

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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I sleep with a blackberry under my pillow, is this bad?

I sleep with a blackberry under my pillow, is this bad?

Maybe lose gadget: You've probably read plenty of advice about maintaining a bedroom that's calm, cool, and clear of glowing electronic gadgets. With the device geared to go off, you leave yourself on constant readiness. Instead, at night you should be winding down to get a good sleep. ...Read more

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What position does the pillow during sex for conciveing?

What position does the pillow during sex for conciveing?

Not an issue: As long as semen is intoduced into the vagina during a fertile time, you will have a chance of conceiving. Body positions during sex, including the use of pillows, would be more for comfort and personal enjoyment, and really has no bearing on conceiving. ...Read more

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I got dust mites from the county fair. What should I do?

I got dust mites from the county fair. What should I do?

Nothing to do: Dust mites are everywhere they really can't be avoided. ...Read more

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If you sleep with no pillow can you grow taller that way?

Pillow: No not really, sleeping with or without a pillow will not make any difference. Growth is under hormonal control. ...Read more