Dust Mite Allergy – What is important now

Milben-Info-Woche-Logo-english-02-2-3The correct and most effective treatment for house dust mite allergies: Avoid contact with allergens

The most crucial step in preventing allergic reactions is to avoid contact with the allergy triggers — the proteins in mite feces, eggs, and remains of dead mites. Your primary aim should be to reduce house dust mites as much as possible, especially in your bed, because this is where the allergen accumulation is particularly high. Replacing old mattresses, and washing all other parts of your bedding with hot water at least every 2 weeks are commonly recommended steps for dust mite allergy sufferers.

 

 

Encasings

Equip your bed with allergen-proof covers (encasings)

Bed temperature

Do not use bedspreads and always let your bed cool down

Washing

Regularly wash your normal bedding at 60 degrees

Plants/animals

Remove animals and plants from your bedroom

Pajamas

Wear pajamas at night, as we shed a lot of dead skin cells while
we sleep.

Ventilation

Ventilate all rooms three times a day for about 10 minutes

Carpet

Avoid deep-pile, contaminated carpeting

Mopping

Mop smooth floors regularly

Vacuuming

Ask others to do the vacuuming or use a face mask

Humidity

Ensure low humidity as far as possible

Room layout

Do not use open shelving or other dust catchers

Stuffed animals

Purchase stuffed animals that can be washed once a month at 60°C.

Our recommendation

More information at encasing

Allergo® natur exceeds the standards for modern encasings

Studio Schmidberger

Allergo® natur exceeds the standards for modern mattress and bedding encasings in quality, allergy relief, and comfort.

Highest quality – independently tested and certified

To guarantee that our products meet the highest quality standards at all times, allergo® encasings and materials are meticulously tested and certified by independent and internationally renowned testing institutes.

  • Allergo® encasings are continuously tested by the renowned Hohenstein Institute, an internationally accredited test laboratory, and certified to be impermeable for dust mite allergens – based on a special real-life testing method with real allergens.
  • The high particle retention of allergo natur® materials was confirmed even after 50 washes at the international IBT laboratory in the US
  • Allergo natur® encasings have been awarded the ÖKO TEST seal of approval, by Germany’s leading consumer association and product test organization – with focus on ecological aspects and health
  • All allergo natur® encasings earned the label “Confidence in Textiles” according to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, certifying that our products and all their components are 100% free of harmful substances and are safe for humans and the environment

Best allergy relief

The most crucial step in preventing allergic reactions is to avoid contact with the allergy triggers — the proteins in mite feces, eggs, and remains of dead mites. An effective and proven action to avoid contact with dust mite allergens, is to dust mite proof your bed with high quality encasings. Allergo® encasings top the best-in-class products on the market in particle retention and breathability and are an essential contribution to the health of allergy sufferers.

  • Allergo® encasings are made of high-end microfiber fabric which is extra tightly woven and compressed under high temperatures (calendered).
  • Allergo® encasings are independently tested and certified to be impermeable for dust mites and even the tiniest allergen particles (average pore size of 0.3µ).
  • Double-stitched seams and extra-tight zippers with internal covers contribute to complete particle retention.
  • Our encasings are extremely breathable, creating a pleasant and healthy sleeping climate
  • Allergo® encasings are a “Class 1 medical device”

Highest comfort and easiest handling

With allergo® encasings allergy sufferers receive the best protection from dust mites and other allergens in their mattress and bedding – without ever compromising their usual sleeping comfort. Our innovative allergo Base & Top® concept guarantees the easiest handling ever – and is the first modular encasing system on the market.

  • Allergo® encasings are never coated. There is no plastic feel or rustling sound, often found with other encasing brands and disturbing your night’s sleep.
  • With their silky smooth touch and feel, allergo® encasings guarantee excellent sleeping comfort.
  • Our innovative allergo Base & Top® concept guarantees the easiest handling ever. Thanks to the convenient all-around zipper, the Base and the Top of the encasing can be installed and removed separately – without ever lifting the mattress.
  • Allergo fabrics are extremely durable, stretch and tear proof – even under heaviest use.
  • All our encasings are easy-care and can be machine washed hot and tumble dried without ever losing their protective function.
Products
More Informations
Allergo Majestic

Asthma

Woman Taking Inhaler

Dust mite allergy sufferers are at risk of developing allergic asthma

If the symptoms of a dust mite allergy are not taken seriously and are not treated in time, the allergic reaction can spread from the upper to the lower airways. The disease can progress to the bronchi, and eventually lead to chronic bronchial asthma. If a house dust mite allergy is not diagnosed or treated correctly, this progression takes place within five to eight years in approximately 20% to 50% of allergy sufferers.

Asthma is not curable and often means life-long treatment with maintenance and rescue medication, and the need to exercise and learn breathing techniques. Quality of life can be significantly reduced.

To prevent allergic asthma from developing, it is important to take any dust mite allergy symptoms seriously and to treat them as soon as possible. The less the allergy sufferer comes into contact with the allergens triggering the symptoms, the less the immune system and airways will get irritated.

Exposure to dust mite allergens is something you can prevent! If you protect yourself from inhaling dust mite allergens – especially during the night – you can dramatically reduce your risk of developing dust mite triggered allergic asthma.

Good to know

Representing approximately 80% of all cases, allergy-induced asthma is the most common of all asthma diseases.

Allergo® encasings keep you from inhaling mite allergens during the night and are ideal for treating dust mite allergies and preventing allergic asthma from developing.

Shellfish

Meeresfrchte

There’s a link between shellfish allergy and house dust mite allergy

Crustaceans such as crabs, shrimps, scampi, prawns, crayfish, and lobster are one of the major triggers of food allergies in adults in the United States. A shellfish allergy is also one of the most dangerous allergies, sending more people to emergency rooms than any other food allergy. The protein tropomyosin – which can be found in the muscle tissue of shellfish – is a potent allergen. In some cases, even inhaling the cooking vapors can cause an allergic reaction. Allergic symptoms usually start about 30 minutes after eating and can include

  • Stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting
  • Swelling and itching of the mouth and throat
  • Skin reactions, such as redness, rash, and itching
  • Allergic rhinitis, runny nose
  • Red and watery eyes
  • In extreme cases, tightness in the chest, and shortness of breath

The protein tropomyosin is a so-called pan-allergen in invertebrates. A shellfish allergy therefore often causes cross-reactions, which means people with shellfish allergy are likely to also be allergic to other invertebrates, such as mollusks (like clams and squid) and house dust mites. An allergy to shellfish can extend to mites and, vice versa, an existing mite allergy can lead to a shellfish allergy.

Dust mites are a primary sensitizer for developing a shellfish allergy!

That means, people who do not have a shellfish allergy can get sensitized by exposure to dust mite allergens and then later develop a much more serious shellfish allergy. Avoiding exposure to dust mite allergens with allergo® mattress and bedding encasings is a useful precaution for all people who like eating shellfish on a regular basis.

Eczema sufferers should avoid exposure to dust mite allergens

Kind mit Neurodermitis [ (c) www.BilderBox.com, Erwin Wodicka, A-4063 Breitbrunn, Tel. +43 676 5103 678. Verwendung nur gegen HONORAR, BELEG, URHEBERVERMERK und den AGB´s auf www.bilderbox.com ] in an am um in einer beim Gesundheitswesen Krank Krankheit Kranbkheiten Hautkrankheit Hautkrankheiten Haut Neuro Neurodermitis Allergie allergisch allergischen allergischer allergisches Allergien Allergiker Dermatologie Ausschlag Hauausschlag Juckreiz Jucken Rötungen Roetungen Rötung RoetungHouse dust mite allergens – particularly in mattresses, pillows, and duvets – irritate your child’s skin during the night. The skin reacts with inflammation and itching. If contact with the mite allergens can’t be avoided, new eczema flare-ups are triggered and the condition of the skin deteriorates.

Allergo® encasing and no-scratch pajamas effectively break the itch-scratch cycle

Kids with eczema suffer from a repeating itch-scratch cycle: The skin is inflamed and itchy. Scratching alleviates the symptoms temporarily, but damages the stressed skin even more, which results in more itching. Children can hardly get any rest, especially at night.

Allergo® encasings create an effective barrier against house dust mite allergens – and are also available in kids’ bedding sizes.

The high-quality allergo® no-scratch pajamas are made from pure, light cotton fabric and are closed at the hands and feet to protect your child from night-time scratching attacks. All seams are on the outside and do not irritate the skin. The damaged skin can heal more effectively. The allergo® no-scratch pajamas are available in different colors and designs for boys and girls, and kids like wearing them.

 

Good to know

  • Eczema or atopic dermatitis is one of the most common chronic skin diseases in children.
  • Typical symptoms are red, dry, and inflamed areas of skin, and excruciating itching. Eczema affects your child significantly.
  • Mite allergens can trigger eczema flare-ups.
  • Allergo® encasings and no-scratch pajamas effectively protect your child’s health. They can also reduce medicine use and associated costs.

Things to know about dust mite allergy

Dust Mites

Mite allergens trigger allergies and symptoms all year round.

Most frequent allergy triggers

After pollen, house dust mites are the most frequent allergy triggers.

Dust mite

House dust on its own is not an allergy triggering substance (allergen). It consists of skin shed by animals and humans, mold, mites and fibers.

Mites

Mites feed off our shed skin cells.

Mites

1,5 million mites can feed from 1,5g of shed skin cells.

Dust Mites

There can be up to 15,000 dust mites in one gram of dust from a mattress.

Mites

Mites survive in extreme temperatures. They can survive for over an hour in temperatures from -25⁰C or below to over +60⁰C.

Mites

An untreated mite allergy can lead to chronic illnesses, and after 7-8 years it can develop into asthma!

Mites

Mites thrive exceptionally well in temperatures between 20⁰C-28⁰C and in humidity between 75% – 80%.

Mites

Though mites have a short life span, they are able to leave behind the amount of excrement that weighs 200 times their own weight.

Mites

The majority of mites that are in your apartment are in mattresses, duvets and pillows. However, you can also find them in carpets, upholstered furniture and curtains.
Products - Detailed informations

+ Allergen reduction

Milben-Info-Woche-Logo-english-02-2-3The correct and most effective treatment for house dust mite allergies: Avoid contact with allergens

The most crucial step in preventing allergic reactions is to avoid contact with the allergy triggers — the proteins in mite feces, eggs, and remains of dead mites. Your primary aim should be to reduce house dust mites as much as possible, especially in your bed, because this is where the allergen accumulation is particularly high. Replacing old mattresses, and washing all other parts of your bedding with hot water at least every 2 weeks are commonly recommended steps for dust mite allergy sufferers.

 

 

Encasings

Equip your bed with allergen-proof covers (encasings)

Bed temperature

Do not use bedspreads and always let your bed cool down

Washing

Regularly wash your normal bedding at 60 degrees

Plants/animals

Remove animals and plants from your bedroom

Pajamas

Wear pajamas at night, as we shed a lot of dead skin cells while
we sleep.

Ventilation

Ventilate all rooms three times a day for about 10 minutes

Carpet

Avoid deep-pile, contaminated carpeting

Mopping

Mop smooth floors regularly

Vacuuming

Ask others to do the vacuuming or use a face mask

Humidity

Ensure low humidity as far as possible

Room layout

Do not use open shelving or other dust catchers

Stuffed animals

Purchase stuffed animals that can be washed once a month at 60°C.

Our recommendation

More information at encasing

+ Encasings

Allergo® natur exceeds the standards for modern encasings

Studio Schmidberger

Allergo® natur exceeds the standards for modern mattress and bedding encasings in quality, allergy relief, and comfort.

Highest quality – independently tested and certified

To guarantee that our products meet the highest quality standards at all times, allergo® encasings and materials are meticulously tested and certified by independent and internationally renowned testing institutes.

  • Allergo® encasings are continuously tested by the renowned Hohenstein Institute, an internationally accredited test laboratory, and certified to be impermeable for dust mite allergens – based on a special real-life testing method with real allergens.
  • The high particle retention of allergo natur® materials was confirmed even after 50 washes at the international IBT laboratory in the US
  • Allergo natur® encasings have been awarded the ÖKO TEST seal of approval, by Germany’s leading consumer association and product test organization – with focus on ecological aspects and health
  • All allergo natur® encasings earned the label “Confidence in Textiles” according to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, certifying that our products and all their components are 100% free of harmful substances and are safe for humans and the environment

Best allergy relief

The most crucial step in preventing allergic reactions is to avoid contact with the allergy triggers — the proteins in mite feces, eggs, and remains of dead mites. An effective and proven action to avoid contact with dust mite allergens, is to dust mite proof your bed with high quality encasings. Allergo® encasings top the best-in-class products on the market in particle retention and breathability and are an essential contribution to the health of allergy sufferers.

  • Allergo® encasings are made of high-end microfiber fabric which is extra tightly woven and compressed under high temperatures (calendered).
  • Allergo® encasings are independently tested and certified to be impermeable for dust mites and even the tiniest allergen particles (average pore size of 0.3µ).
  • Double-stitched seams and extra-tight zippers with internal covers contribute to complete particle retention.
  • Our encasings are extremely breathable, creating a pleasant and healthy sleeping climate
  • Allergo® encasings are a “Class 1 medical device”

Highest comfort and easiest handling

With allergo® encasings allergy sufferers receive the best protection from dust mites and other allergens in their mattress and bedding – without ever compromising their usual sleeping comfort. Our innovative allergo Base & Top® concept guarantees the easiest handling ever – and is the first modular encasing system on the market.

  • Allergo® encasings are never coated. There is no plastic feel or rustling sound, often found with other encasing brands and disturbing your night’s sleep.
  • With their silky smooth touch and feel, allergo® encasings guarantee excellent sleeping comfort.
  • Our innovative allergo Base & Top® concept guarantees the easiest handling ever. Thanks to the convenient all-around zipper, the Base and the Top of the encasing can be installed and removed separately – without ever lifting the mattress.
  • Allergo fabrics are extremely durable, stretch and tear proof – even under heaviest use.
  • All our encasings are easy-care and can be machine washed hot and tumble dried without ever losing their protective function.
Products
More Informations
Allergo Majestic
+ Asthma

Asthma

Woman Taking Inhaler

Dust mite allergy sufferers are at risk of developing allergic asthma

If the symptoms of a dust mite allergy are not taken seriously and are not treated in time, the allergic reaction can spread from the upper to the lower airways. The disease can progress to the bronchi, and eventually lead to chronic bronchial asthma. If a house dust mite allergy is not diagnosed or treated correctly, this progression takes place within five to eight years in approximately 20% to 50% of allergy sufferers.

Asthma is not curable and often means life-long treatment with maintenance and rescue medication, and the need to exercise and learn breathing techniques. Quality of life can be significantly reduced.

To prevent allergic asthma from developing, it is important to take any dust mite allergy symptoms seriously and to treat them as soon as possible. The less the allergy sufferer comes into contact with the allergens triggering the symptoms, the less the immune system and airways will get irritated.

Exposure to dust mite allergens is something you can prevent! If you protect yourself from inhaling dust mite allergens – especially during the night – you can dramatically reduce your risk of developing dust mite triggered allergic asthma.

Good to know

Representing approximately 80% of all cases, allergy-induced asthma is the most common of all asthma diseases.

Allergo® encasings keep you from inhaling mite allergens during the night and are ideal for treating dust mite allergies and preventing allergic asthma from developing.

+ Shellfish

Shellfish

Meeresfrchte

There’s a link between shellfish allergy and house dust mite allergy

Crustaceans such as crabs, shrimps, scampi, prawns, crayfish, and lobster are one of the major triggers of food allergies in adults in the United States. A shellfish allergy is also one of the most dangerous allergies, sending more people to emergency rooms than any other food allergy. The protein tropomyosin – which can be found in the muscle tissue of shellfish – is a potent allergen. In some cases, even inhaling the cooking vapors can cause an allergic reaction. Allergic symptoms usually start about 30 minutes after eating and can include

  • Stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting
  • Swelling and itching of the mouth and throat
  • Skin reactions, such as redness, rash, and itching
  • Allergic rhinitis, runny nose
  • Red and watery eyes
  • In extreme cases, tightness in the chest, and shortness of breath

The protein tropomyosin is a so-called pan-allergen in invertebrates. A shellfish allergy therefore often causes cross-reactions, which means people with shellfish allergy are likely to also be allergic to other invertebrates, such as mollusks (like clams and squid) and house dust mites. An allergy to shellfish can extend to mites and, vice versa, an existing mite allergy can lead to a shellfish allergy.

Dust mites are a primary sensitizer for developing a shellfish allergy!

That means, people who do not have a shellfish allergy can get sensitized by exposure to dust mite allergens and then later develop a much more serious shellfish allergy. Avoiding exposure to dust mite allergens with allergo® mattress and bedding encasings is a useful precaution for all people who like eating shellfish on a regular basis.

+ Eczema

Eczema sufferers should avoid exposure to dust mite allergens

Kind mit Neurodermitis [ (c) www.BilderBox.com, Erwin Wodicka, A-4063 Breitbrunn, Tel. +43 676 5103 678. Verwendung nur gegen HONORAR, BELEG, URHEBERVERMERK und den AGB´s auf www.bilderbox.com ] in an am um in einer beim Gesundheitswesen Krank Krankheit Kranbkheiten Hautkrankheit Hautkrankheiten Haut Neuro Neurodermitis Allergie allergisch allergischen allergischer allergisches Allergien Allergiker Dermatologie Ausschlag Hauausschlag Juckreiz Jucken Rötungen Roetungen Rötung RoetungHouse dust mite allergens – particularly in mattresses, pillows, and duvets – irritate your child’s skin during the night. The skin reacts with inflammation and itching. If contact with the mite allergens can’t be avoided, new eczema flare-ups are triggered and the condition of the skin deteriorates.

Allergo® encasing and no-scratch pajamas effectively break the itch-scratch cycle

Kids with eczema suffer from a repeating itch-scratch cycle: The skin is inflamed and itchy. Scratching alleviates the symptoms temporarily, but damages the stressed skin even more, which results in more itching. Children can hardly get any rest, especially at night.

Allergo® encasings create an effective barrier against house dust mite allergens – and are also available in kids’ bedding sizes.

The high-quality allergo® no-scratch pajamas are made from pure, light cotton fabric and are closed at the hands and feet to protect your child from night-time scratching attacks. All seams are on the outside and do not irritate the skin. The damaged skin can heal more effectively. The allergo® no-scratch pajamas are available in different colors and designs for boys and girls, and kids like wearing them.

 

Good to know

  • Eczema or atopic dermatitis is one of the most common chronic skin diseases in children.
  • Typical symptoms are red, dry, and inflamed areas of skin, and excruciating itching. Eczema affects your child significantly.
  • Mite allergens can trigger eczema flare-ups.
  • Allergo® encasings and no-scratch pajamas effectively protect your child’s health. They can also reduce medicine use and associated costs.
+ Things to know

Things to know about dust mite allergy

Dust Mites

Mite allergens trigger allergies and symptoms all year round.

Most frequent allergy triggers

After pollen, house dust mites are the most frequent allergy triggers.

Dust mite

House dust on its own is not an allergy triggering substance (allergen). It consists of skin shed by animals and humans, mold, mites and fibers.

Mites

Mites feed off our shed skin cells.

Mites

1,5 million mites can feed from 1,5g of shed skin cells.

Dust Mites

There can be up to 15,000 dust mites in one gram of dust from a mattress.

Mites

Mites survive in extreme temperatures. They can survive for over an hour in temperatures from -25⁰C or below to over +60⁰C.

Mites

An untreated mite allergy can lead to chronic illnesses, and after 7-8 years it can develop into asthma!

Mites

Mites thrive exceptionally well in temperatures between 20⁰C-28⁰C and in humidity between 75% – 80%.

Mites

Though mites have a short life span, they are able to leave behind the amount of excrement that weighs 200 times their own weight.

Mites

The majority of mites that are in your apartment are in mattresses, duvets and pillows. However, you can also find them in carpets, upholstered furniture and curtains.
Products - Detailed informations