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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2006 1:49 am    Post subject: Killing dust mites!! Reply with quote

I have really bad allergies and my god the dust mites make it life in the morning unberable i have been using Enjo cleaning mitts and that has really helped in the hard surfaces areas of my house any other suggestions ???

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:47 pm    Post subject: dust mites Reply with quote

this site has some good advice. hope it helps
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are suffering from it most in the morning, then it could be your mattress causing the worst problem. Dust Mites are commonly found in the wadding in in Interior & Pocket Sprung Mattresses.

The best option for this is a Viscofoam(which is a synthetic material and non-allergenicc) mattress, but be sure to get a good quality one with the foam all the way through. These are relatively expensive but are getting cheaper. Shop around for these though as the offers (and quality) vary quite a bit Confused

If you want to stick to a tighter budget then a traditional mattress with a layer of Latex can provide protection, but aren't as good an option as the Viscofoam.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My kid also suffered. Had to remove all carpets, get in wooden floors, synthetic duvets and pillows and cushions (absolutely no feathers). Hoover daily and hoover curtains etc--Tough one!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can also buy a steam cleaner and steam the mattress weekly.... It has to be a fairly good one (not one of the super cheap ones) to penetrate the mattress deeply enough.

Also, air out your bedding daily because dust mites love damp, warm conditions (like the ones under a crumpled bedcover in the morning), so flap it back and leave it for a while before making your bed.

Change bedding weekly. You don't need to boil it, the water action is enough to flush them away in the wash. Consider though that 1/4 of an old pillow's weight can be made of live and dead dust mites as well as their droppings, so buy a new pillow occasionally...

And do consider getting rid of carpets if you have them. They are poison if you suffer from respiratory irritation! My little one (3.5 yrs old) has asthma and whenever he sleeps in a bedroom with carpets, he has an attack.

Hope this helps!
Marion Hermannsen
Creating Your Dream Interior Design
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:01 am    Post subject: Dust-Mites Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My eldest son suffers from asthma so I can sympathize with you! We changed his mattress and that made a big difference. If you get one with a layer of latex or visco elastic foam (used in memory foam mattresses), they're anti-mite, anti-bacterial and anti-mildew so that should help with the allergies.

They might be a little more expensive than regular mattresses, but if you consider the amount of time you spend in bed and all the time you'll save from having to steam or hoover your other mattress, it's money well spent, plus they're very good for your back. We shopped around and found some very reasonably priced ones at www.clerysbedstore.ie.
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