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snafu October 29th, 2011 04:13 PM

allergies
 
How do you combat allergies*?

I'm using a HEPA filter in the furnace; micro vacuum bags - any other suggestions?


ie - how often do you vaccum, dust, wash comforters, do you cover matteress with "mite" proof covers



*DH has allergies & it turns out that DS & I do too :(

-I wanted to vacuum daily, but both DH & DS thought that was over the top

LucyVanPelt October 29th, 2011 06:03 PM

Re: allergies
 
When the kids were smaller, I dusted every week with a damp cloth. I vacuumed 2 times a week, and did bedding once a week. Mattresses and pillows were covered with mite-proof covers and pillows were replaced every year. Everything in their rooms (walls, stuffies, etc) were wiped down twice a year.

Now the kids are older and in charge of their own rooms. They never dust, I haven't done my twice/yr cleaning in there for a few years.

I've seen very little difference in their allergies.

If dust in the biggest problem, consider removing carpets from bedrooms and doing hardwood floors because carpets tend to be the biggest offenders.

snafu October 29th, 2011 06:20 PM

Re: allergies
 
ex & DH both are allergic to animal dander (I'm not); pollens (so am I), and I'm allergic to mold; I don't think any of us are allergic to dust.

DS has not been tested...yet. He tends to have more problems in the fall though.

Knot2loud October 31st, 2011 05:28 AM

Re: allergies
 
http://www.dustmitescontrol.com/images/dustmites-44.jpg

http://www.dustmitescontrol.com/images/dustmites-47.jpg

Lovely little creatures that crawl all over your body while you are sleeping. :D

snafu October 31st, 2011 11:20 AM

Re: allergies
 
:eek: invasion of the dust mites


knot - I'm going to have nightmares now -

KayKay October 31st, 2011 02:07 PM

Re: allergies
 
Eh, they're helping exfoliate all that dead skin, right? :p

LucyVanPelt October 31st, 2011 05:30 PM

Re: allergies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KayKay (Post 45775)
Eh, they're helping exfoliate all that dead skin, right? :p

Actually, they eat the skin that has already fallen off and allergic reactions tend to be to their poop. :eek:

Happy Halloween!:D

KayKay October 31st, 2011 07:46 PM

Re: allergies
 
LOL... Okay, I could have gone the rest of my life without knowing that. :)

Knot2loud November 1st, 2011 05:40 AM

Re: allergies
 
So I lay in dust mite poop all night long.

That sucks... :(

snafu November 1st, 2011 06:24 AM

Re: allergies
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LucyVanPelt (Post 45777)
Actually, they eat the skin that has already fallen off and allergic reactions tend to be to their poop. :eek:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knot2loud (Post 45779)
So I lay in dust mite poop all night long.

That sucks... :(



I think you guys are trying to make me OCD...about changing & washing the bedsheets daily.


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