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What's the best air purifier for eczema and dust allergy?

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Dr. David Rosenthal
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Mattress covers

The best treatment to avoid dust mite is to use zip-able dust mite covers on your pillow and mattress.
Get allergy testing to determine the cause of your eczema (dust mite or other causes).

In brief: Mattress covers

The best treatment to avoid dust mite is to use zip-able dust mite covers on your pillow and mattress.
Get allergy testing to determine the cause of your eczema (dust mite or other causes).
Dr. David Rosenthal
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Totally agree. I would only add that the comforter should also be encased.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Doesn't work

What about air purifiers? They depend upon allergens remaining in the air long enough for them to be sucked through the filter. This works with pollen, molds & animal danders.
Dust mite particles are much larger & heavier. They only become airborne when they're disturbed - like when your head hits the pillow. Then you inhale them before the purifier can filter them out of the air.

In brief: Doesn't work

What about air purifiers? They depend upon allergens remaining in the air long enough for them to be sucked through the filter. This works with pollen, molds & animal danders.
Dust mite particles are much larger & heavier. They only become airborne when they're disturbed - like when your head hits the pillow. Then you inhale them before the purifier can filter them out of the air.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. John Chiu
No definitive answer thus far as noted in the Rostrum published in JACI;2100;128:723. Small benefits may be attained for pet allergies with HEPA filter.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Thanks, John.
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