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Old 03-09-2013, 08:37 AM   #5
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Re: Bed Allergy? Would love some advice

It certainly could be related to the mattress, but also laundery detergent, dryer sheet allergy. Dust mites are a common cause. You can buy hypoallergenic mattress and pillow covers, which help if dust mites. Vacuum your mattress well and wash your pillows in hot water before putting them on. Down pillows and comforters can cause allergies as many people are allergic to feathers. (Can be tested along with dust mite allergies.) I would switch out all your bedding and use 100% cotton sheets washed in hypoallergic detergent with no other products until you figure this out. You could wear a latex surgical glove on one hand as a test for latex allergy (or a latex bandaid on inner forearm) to see if you react and had a false negative test result.