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Any experience with anti-allergen beddings?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 29, 2006
  • 09:30 PM


I'm shopping around for the anti-allergen mattress encasing, pillow-cases, and the blanket/comforter encasing. The very "high-end" offerings appear to be made of cotton: http://www.allergybuyersclubshopping.com/dusen2.html. I wonder, how durable that is, compared to synthetic fibers like here: http://www.allergybegone.com/king78x80x91.html.

How many washings will cotton survive, before the allergens can penetrate it as they do "regular" cotton sheets? Are these "anti-allergen" cottons even better, than the regular cotton beddings to begin with?

Is any woven material (natural or synthetic) a folly, and one should get the vinyl covers to be certain, the allergens don't get through?

Any other advice on isolating/trapping the dust mites and their droppings in the mattresses, comforters, and pillows? Thanks!

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  • well, i just went out and bought a whole bunch of anti-dust mite stuff today, (sheets, pillow and bolster cases, pillow and bolster) and after lying on it for a while, i got up and sat at the computer table and this painful welt started forming on my little finger. the sheets smelt kinda funny. i don't know if it was an allergic reaction to something. the items were supposed to be dust-mite treated, the salesperson said they sprayed some chemicals to make it anti-dust mite, but seriously i can't find any information online as to what it is they might have sprayed on the sheets, if they have indeed sprayed anything on them. has anyone had a similar experience? thanks.
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