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||Be sure to also see the
page on dust mites
, which also cause allergies. Control measures include enclosing the mattress top and sides with a plastic cover or other
dust mite impervious cover (available here)
, thoroughly vacuuming mattress pillows and the base of the bed. Put an airtight plastic or polyurethane cover over your mattress. This tip is number one for a reason: it is in your bed that you are closest to the mites and their feces and enclosing the mattress and pillows in a dust mite cover virtually eliminates the mites here.
There is a website,
The Allergy Store
, that we recommend t
hat sells allergy controls, like the dustmite-proof fitted sheets. Mattresses covered with "fitted sheets" help prevent the accumulation of human skin scales on the surface
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