What is Allergy Control Bedding?

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What is Allergy Control Bedding?

Allergy control beddings are specially designed to keep allergens like dust mites, dust, and animal dander, etc. out of your hypoallergenic down comforter. Allergy control beddings are very useful if you are sensitive towards any of the common types of allergens. They are generally made of natural materials like cotton that aren't likely to cause allergy themselves and aren't treated with chemicals that can irritate your skin or lungs. Allergy control beddings also come with many hypoallergenic bedding accessories such as protective covers and barriers such as interlinears or soft plastic covers.

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What are the different types of Bedding Allergens?

There are many bedding allergens apart from dust that in your bed and can make you sneeze. Allergy control beddings can keep out many types of bedding allergens, including:

  • Indoor mold
  • Dust mites and cockroach droppings
  • Fungi spores that hide in dust mite droppings
  • Tobacco smoke
  • Pet dander

How are Dust Mites Harmful?

Dust Mites are members of the arachnid family. Other members of the arachnid family include ticks, scorpions, spiders, etc. The sub-microscopic dust mites nest in dust bunnies, eat dead skin and any food bits they come across. Dust mites breed and leave waste in our beds. When these waste and dust particles seep into our skin and nose, they make us itch and sneeze. Buying allergy bedding is the best defense against dust mites.

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Do Beddings made of White Goose Down Cause Allergies?

Most people are allergic to dust, pollen and other allergens found on raw down and feathers, but not down itself. Modern down bedding manufacturers put their down and feathers through a rigorous washing process that eliminates dirt or dust to ensure the down products are allergy-free. White goose down products that are hypoallergenic help reduce the risk of allergic reactions.

Can Bedding Covers Cause Skin Irritation and Allergies?

Dust mites aren't the only sources of allergy problems. You can also be allergic to any particular fabric or dye in your pillow cover or sheets. Make sure that you buy allergy-free bedding covers with the treated dye that won't rub off on your skin. If you have the right type of dye but still scratch, you may be allergic to wool.

Will Sunning my Mattresses and Pillows help?

Clinical tests published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology show that sunning the Mattresses had little effect on controlling the mite population. The best patient action is to encase the bedding items with anti-allergen encasings.

Can I vacuum my bed with a water-based vacuum cleaner?

Vacuuming with a water-based vacuum cleaner is not recommended under any case. A medical study conducted by the University of Virginia has shown that water-based vacuum leaked the most allergen of all vacuum cleaners tested. Water-based vacuum cleaners are mainly used to remove large particles like sand. However, dust mite allergens come under the submicron category. Any dust mites removed by the vacuum will be blown back into the air, where it causes more damage to the allergic individual. Hence water-based vacuum cleaners should never be used for removing house dust mite allergens.

Can I vacuum my bed with other vacuum cleaners?

The best vacuum cleaners recommended by medical professionals are ones fitted with a True HEPA filter and a strong suction power. If your vacuum is not a True HEPA vacuum, it will leak any dust mite allergens that it picks up from the surface of your bed. While vacuuming with a good True HEPA vacuum cleaner is a good idea, any remaining dust mites can continue to multiply and cause problems. So, regular vacuuming is advised.


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