Allergy 101


When it comes to learning about allergy relief, the experts at Allergy Control Products know how to point you in the right direction for improving life indoors. Allergy Control Products has been helping allergy sufferers since 1983, which means that for nearly 30 years, we’ve been the most physician-recommended company for allergy education and effective allergy products. We’ve outlined here the top Allergy Relief Tips to help you lead a healthy, allergy-free life.


THE BASICS:
Focus on Your Bedroom

When you start to take allergy relief measures around your home, start with a focus on the bedroom. You spend up to one-third of your day in the bedroom, most often sleeping and coming in direct contact with the primary source of dust mite allergens: Your Bed! You can make simple changes that provide a lasting allergy relief benefit by covering your bed in Allergy Control® encasings.

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Allergy Control® Encasings Provide a Protective Barrier Between You and Allergens in Your Bed

Millions of dust mites can live in a single bed, and dust mites are present in even the cleanest homes. Scientific studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of encasing the bed to create a barrier against allergens. Allergens stay contained within the encasing, and you won’t be inhaling allergens as you sleep. By including Allergy Control® Bed Encasings on your pillow, mattress, box spring and comforter, you’ll get a healthy night’s sleep.

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Allergic to Dust Mites and Pet Dander? Choose an Allergy Encasing with the Highest Level of Protection

Membrane-free allergy encasings are made from advanced allergy fabrics that are tightly woven to provide allergy protection. The fibers of these allergy fabrics are so tightly woven together, they block allergy particles. The smallest of spaces between the woven fibers is called the pore size. A small pore size, under 5 microns, is required for nighttime allergy relief against dust mites and pet dander. Allergy Control® Pristine COMPLETE Encasings have a pore size of 2.4 microns, making these allergy encasings the best allergy encasing for protection against dust mites and pet dander.

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You Have Allergies, Your Spouse Does Not - Their Pillow Can Still Cause You Allergy Problems

When you have allergies, you come in direct contact with a major allergy source when sleeping at night. You may have covered your pillow with an Allergy Control® Encasing, however, all pillows on the bed should be encased as otherwise, allergens will be dispersed from these pillows to aggravate your allergy symptoms. If your spouse does not suffer from allergies, it is still important to cover their pillow along with yours. Because Allergy Control® Encasings are so comfortable, your spouse will not even notice that the allergy encasing is on the bed and they may even thank you later for the healthiest night’s sleep they’ve had in years!

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Scientific Studies Prove the Importance of Using Allergy Encasings on Your Box Spring

Although you don’t sleep directly on the box spring, as you move in your sleep, allergens in the bed and box spring are disturbed and dispersed into the air. Scientific studies have proven the importance of encasing your box spring, along with pillows and mattress, for effective allergy relief. Economical choices, such as membrane-based Allergy Control® ECONOMY Encasings, can be used for the box spring.

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Allergy Control Encasings Only Need to Be Washed Once a Year

You may be thinking that if bed linens and blankets need to be washed weekly, the same holds true of Allergy Control® Encasings. If you’re worried about this possibility, take a sigh of relief! Allergy Control® Encasings only need to be washed once a year or if soiled. It’s recommended that you vacuum or wipe clean the allergy encasings periodically in order to remove surface allergens, but keep the annual washing for times of spring cleaning!

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Avoid Regular Washing of Your Mattress Pad

When you place your mattress pad under your Allergy Control® Encasing, you are taking a simple allergy relief step that will safe you time and effort. Your mattress pad should be washed weekly if it is outside of the Allergy Control® Encasing. However, by placing it under the Allergy Control® Encasing, you only need to wash it once a year, when you wash your allergy encasing. So simple, and so easy!

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Wash Bedding Every Week in Hot Water or Use Special Allergy Laundry Detergents

Physicians recommend that their allergy patients wash bedding every week in hot water. This washing regime includes sheets and blankets and any bedding that is not covered in an Allergy Control® Encasing. Many people don’t want to wash in hot water, as it increases energy costs and some bedding does not wash well in a hot temperature. Simplify the washing process by washing in cold or warm, when you use a special allergy laundry detergent or allergy laundry additive. You’ll receive the same allergy relief, without the need to hot water wash!

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Even Hypo-Allergenic Pillows Should Be Covered in an Allergy Control® Encasing

A hypo-allergenic or non-allergenic product simply means that the material used to make the product does not cause allergic symptoms. Hypo-allergenic products are important for allergy sufferers as the fibers, stuffing or other elements used to make the allergy product won’t cause allergy symptoms. However, allergens will build up in all stuffed materials and even hypo-allergenic items must be covered in an Allergy Control® Encasing.

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After the Bed, Your Carpet Can Be the Second Largest Source of Allergens

Dust mites like to live in warm, dark places, where they can burrow into fibers. This ideal living condition can be found in your bed and other stuffed materials. The second largest source of allergens and dust mite allergens is your carpet. Dust mites thrive down in the weave of the carpet, and dust mite allergens can build up to cause your allergy symptoms. Use allergy carpet treatments to kill dust mites or denature allergens (meaning to deactivate allergens so that these allergens won’t bother you). Apply these allergy carpet treatments regularly to make sure that you keep allergy levels low.