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Will A Vinyl Matress Cover Keep Dust Mites From Coming In Or Out Of The Matress
Yes: A vinyl dust cover will prevent dust mites from attaching to the mattress. If dust is an allergy issue add eucalyptus oil to the wash to kill dust mites. ...Read more
I use headphones that cover the ear completely and was wondering if they can get dust mite problems as I have a allergy to dust mitesthanks?
With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?
Hi there I have large goitre on my thyroid it only appeared around the time I found out I had a severe allergy to dust mites could the 2 be linked?
Unlikely: Thyroid goiters are caused by insufficient iodine, benign nodules or malfunctioning endocrine glands, among others. Allergies are caused by hypersensitivity to foreign proteins which causes release of chemicals like histamines that then cause allergy symptoms I know of no medical connection between the two. Hope you're being treated! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Control dust: Specific allergy covers for the mattress , box spring and pillows can help. Low humidity in winter kills the dust mites. Try to avoid carpeting and similar reservoirs for dust mies. Medications can help with symptoms. Allergy injections are very effective with dust mite allergy. ...Read more
I have dust mite allergy ! and i want to go out of town ! which better for my allergy cold city or beach ?
Beach: The beach would likely be better. Dust mites tend to accumulate more in the winter due to the closing of the windows and poorer circulation. To prepare you for your trip, i would discuss therapy options with your allergist/immunologist to make sure that you have minimal symptoms on your trip. If you have not seen an allergist, i would recommend seeing one to confirm your allergies. ...Read more
Interesting: Never heard that the skin would be susceptible to insect bites more than someone else's unless the smell of the skin- soaps, colognes, perfumes, etc. maybe attracts the bugs more. You might try not wearing anything that has a fragrance to it- even washing clothes in fragrance free detergent and dryer sheets. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nothing to do: Dust mites are everywhere they really can't be avoided. ...Read more