10 Allergy Myths That Will Surprise You — Myth 8

By Stephanie Watson @WatsonWriter
October 12, 2015
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8. Get rid of your feather bedding and down comforters to reduce indoor allergies.

Don’t ditch your bedding just yet. Unless you’re specifically allergic to feathers or down, these materials shouldn’t bother you. Dust mites are the real pests in your bed, causing allergy attacks in some 20 million Americans. To keep these tiny bugs away from your skin, zip up your mattress and pillows in dust-proof covers. Also wash your bedding in water temperatures of least 130 degrees Fahrenheit to kill mites.



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Christopher Nystuen, MD, MBA and Janet O’Dell, RN