All doctors agree that the first step in managing allergy symptoms is the avoidance of triggers where possible. It is possible, and easy to keep mites from establishing a colony in a bed. Follow these simple instructions to protect the vulnerable from mite exposure. The most vulnerable are developing children who may think it's normal to always sneeze, wheeze or itch.
No to house dust mites
Please remember - mites are up to 75% water, they are like a tiny water balloon - ten minutes in a hot drier will kill them dead.
Don't forget to hot wash the blankets in a pet's basket. Dogs can suffer from mite allergy as well!
*Children with eczema may need special care as the micro porous covers on duvets and pillows can be 'hot'. Alternative methods may be needed such as using high quality Egyptian cotton covers on duvets and pillows and hot wash these weekly. The weave on this fabric should have a pore size less than 10 microns to prevent adult mites from passing through.
'Removing dust mites to reduce allergic response in sensitive children may enhance their personal development and improve learning, memory, attendance, concentration and academic performance. Learning, School Performance, and Children with Asthma: How Much at Risk? 'Journal of Learning Disabilities', Vol 26. No. 1, Jan. 1993.p 23-32, Celano M.P, Geller R.J.