Asked by: Marge Dikolenko
asked in category: General Last Updated: 21st March, 2020

Can pillows cause allergies?

Unfortunately old pillows like to hang out with dust mites which can cause a lot of allergies. Bacteria, viruses and mold could also begin to grow in the pillows. These can trigger allergies such as contact dermatitis, eczema, asthma and rhinitis.

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Keeping this in consideration, what is the best pillow for allergy sufferers?

8 Top-Rated Hypoallergenic Pillows That Will Give You a Better Night's Sleep This Spring

  1. Beckham Hotel Collection Dust Mite Resistant & Hypoallergenic Pillows.
  2. Claritin Ultimate Allergen Barrier Clearloft Embossed Side Sleeper Pillow.
  3. Coop Home Goods Shredded Hypoallergenic Certipur Memory Foam Pillow.

Similarly, can you be allergic to down pillows? Another myth is that feather pillows and down comforters cause allergic reactions. It is a widely held belief that feather pillows cause allergic reactions, but studies show that the porous materials used in some synthetic pillows can actually retain more mold and dust mites than feather pillows.

Thereof, how do you get allergens out of pillows?

Use hypoallergenic pillows over down pillows, and use a zippered pillow protector that you wash weekly for a double barrier. For a down-alternative pillow, use a commercial washer (or a front-loading home machine) and warm water, and dry it on a low setting with two tennis balls to refluff. Dry-clean down pillows.

Why are my allergies so bad when I wake up?

A: It is common for allergies to flare up in the morning for a variety of reasons. The first is that people can be exposed to common allergens at night while they are sleeping, and morning symptoms may be a reflection of nighttime exposure. Pollen counts are often at their highest in the early mornings.

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