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What are some bedroom dust-busting tips for dust allergies?

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Tips for the bedroom:

  • Put airtight, plastic dust-mite covers on pillows, mattresses, and box springs.
  • Use pillows filled with polyester fibers instead of kapok or feathers.
  • Wash bedding in very hot water (over 130 F) once a week. The water needs to be this hot to kill dust mites. Dry the bedding in a hot dryer.
  • If your bedroom is in a basement with a concrete floor, move upstairs if you can. Concrete stays damp and creates the moist, humid environment dust mites love.

From: Dust Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "House Dust Allergy," "Indoor Allergy Survival Tips."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What Is Dust Mite Allergy?"

Familydoctor.org: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID): "How to Create a Dust-Free Bedroom."

News release, Sanofi-aventis U.S.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 22, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "House Dust Allergy," "Indoor Allergy Survival Tips."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "What Is Dust Mite Allergy?"

Familydoctor.org: "Allergies: Things You Can Do to Control Your Symptoms."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID): "How to Create a Dust-Free Bedroom."

News release, Sanofi-aventis U.S.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 22, 2019

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