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Old 01-20-2005, 05:34 AM   #4
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Re: Question about freezing pillow

Hi,

I have an extremely dangerous reaction to dust mites- not just sniffles and sneezing, I experience an anaphylactoid reaction when exposed to larger concentrations of dust mites.
We did place the dust mite protective encasings on our entire bedding and pillows. This has helped greatly. We also use a high thread count sheet (anything 300 thread count or above) over the encasings and we wash these on very hot water once a week.
Another thing that helps greatly is purchasing dehumidifiers. Dust mites can not survive at a humidity of 40% or below. Dehumidifiers are not the cheapest thing to buy- but with the consequences of my symptoms- we had to. We have also removed almost all of the carpet out of our home- first starting with the bedroom.