Goodbye Dustmites!

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Date Joined Jul 2011
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   Posted 9/14/2011 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey allergy/asthma sufferers! I haven't checked in for a while because I have been feeling better lately! Yippie!  My asthma has been way better and I wanted to share some cleaning and dust mite tips.  This is very ironic because I hate to clean.  But if I make myself do these things once a week I feel better for the other 6 days.
1. Get a new mattress, pillows, and covers for all
2. Rip carpet out of bedroom and get wood or laminate
3. Wash bedding on hot once a week (i hate havin to do this)
4. Get rid of frilly throw pillows, and dust ruffles, fancy curtains and the like (dust mite heaven)
5. Mop hardwood floors once a week (hate this too) 
6. Stop using cleaning products and detergents w/strong fragrance (get fragrance free if you can find it)
7. Get filtrete air filters for cental air (get the good one)
I had difficulty breathing for almost 2 years and I wish someone had told me to do all this in the begining. I did all this and gradually I got better. Not as many Dr. visits and don't have to use my inhaler as much.  It wasn't cheap to get a new mattress and floors but it was worth it. Hope this helps. Good luck. Bye Yall!

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   Posted 9/14/2011 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing your tips; I'm glad they worked for you :) I have already done all that with my daughter and it helped her tremendously as well.
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 9/27/2011 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I got a foam mattress and mite covers for my bed and pillows. The mite covers have to be washed in hot water every six months along with the pillow cases. I dust every week and also try to keep a clear bedroom. Have linoleum on the floors, have a futon couch and very simple curtains. No blinds.

All this has helped and yes, years and years of allergy shots.

It is a hassle but breathing is very important.

best wishes
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