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dust mites

Postby mayali » Thu, 05 May 2011 12:25 am


Hi,

Ive been having horrible wheezing and sneezing fits lately, especially when going to bed. The minute I lay down my nose stuffs up and I have one hell of a time trying to breathe :cry:

Went to an ENT and got a ton of meds and a shot and was informed tht i have an allergy to dust mites (yuck) which apparently thronged to Singapore in the last haze attack.

Now tht i have rambled and scared everyone out of their wits hee hee....any ideas on HOW I CAN GET RID OF THEM???!!!! Doc thinks they are in my mattress and rugs, and vacuming every second day apparently doesnt help!

Any advice would be great...i CANNOT get a shot every month and I have a 9 moth baby i am really concerned about.

Thanks loads

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Postby ev-disinfection » Thu, 05 May 2011 12:32 am

Does your Air con unit, where the cool air comes out, look nasty to you?

http://www.greensingapore.com/Singlenew ... %20air-con

Do you have the same ailments when you are out of your home?

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Postby mayali » Thu, 05 May 2011 12:26 pm

Ive already had the air cons cleaned as i thought they were the culprit but alas...my sneezing and itchy nose went on :(

Things are actually much better when im not home thats what made me figure out it was something thr.

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Re: dust mites

Postby BillyB » Thu, 05 May 2011 12:39 pm

mayali wrote:
Hi,

Ive been having horrible wheezing and sneezing fits lately, especially when going to bed. The minute I lay down my nose stuffs up and I have one hell of a time trying to breathe :cry:

Went to an ENT and got a ton of meds and a shot and was informed tht i have an allergy to dust mites (yuck) which apparently thronged to Singapore in the last haze attack.

Now tht i have rambled and scared everyone out of their wits hee hee....any ideas on HOW I CAN GET RID OF THEM???!!!! Doc thinks they are in my mattress and rugs, and vacuming every second day apparently doesnt help!

Any advice would be great...i CANNOT get a shot every month and I have a 9 moth baby i am really concerned about.

Thanks loads


I have a similar allergy, and we have 2 cats too which doesn't help much either!!

I use an inhaler each morning, prescribed by my Doctor - Beclomethane Dipropriate. One blast a day solves everything for me. It's a brown inhaler and quite common for pet and dust allergies.

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Postby ev-disinfection » Thu, 05 May 2011 12:44 pm

mayali wrote:Ive already had the air cons cleaned as i thought they were the culprit but alas...my sneezing and itchy nose went on :(

Things are actually much better when im not home thats what made me figure out it was something thr.


Firstly, many people mistake servicing for disinfection, which is 2 totally different things. AC servicing would be more like cleaning / removing dust buildup / checking the gas.

Now, turn the AC off, and with a torch, have a look at the area where the cool air comes out of? Does it look like the below photo? If yes, then your AC is infected.

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Postby mayali » Thu, 05 May 2011 1:47 pm

eve: I had a good look at the air con and am pleased to announce its all clean :)

BillyB: thanks for sharing the info but I dont want to have to use meds or inhalers forever :( I was hoping someone would know how I can terminate the little b*&$@)s. I had heard of steam cleaning or sprays. Has anyone tried tht or anything else?

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Postby BillyB » Thu, 05 May 2011 3:06 pm

mayali wrote:eve: I had a good look at the air con and am pleased to announce its all clean :)

BillyB: thanks for sharing the info but I dont want to have to use meds or inhalers forever :( I was hoping someone would know how I can terminate the little b*&$@)s. I had heard of steam cleaning or sprays. Has anyone tried tht or anything else?


Can you get someone professional in to do a thorough clean - steam cleaning of all linen, mattresses, sofa's etc? Failing that I'm unsure what else you could do? Perhaps buy a tent and live outside!!

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Postby ev-disinfection » Thu, 05 May 2011 6:22 pm

mayali wrote:eve: I had a good look at the air con and am pleased to announce its all clean :)

BillyB: thanks for sharing the info but I dont want to have to use meds or inhalers forever :( I was hoping someone would know how I can terminate the little b*&$@)s. I had heard of steam cleaning or sprays. Has anyone tried tht or anything else?


Steam cleaning - Hot water or steam 120 DEG C, would be able to kill most bacteria, but on the down side, is that you would be introducing moisture into whatever you would be steam cleaning (Example: your mattress / sofa). In humid and rainy Singapore (South East Asian country) it is always wise to keep your home / room as dry as possible.

BillyB, you got Asthma?

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Postby BillyB » Thu, 05 May 2011 6:56 pm

ev-disinfection wrote:
mayali wrote:eve: I had a good look at the air con and am pleased to announce its all clean :)

BillyB: thanks for sharing the info but I dont want to have to use meds or inhalers forever :( I was hoping someone would know how I can terminate the little b*&$@)s. I had heard of steam cleaning or sprays. Has anyone tried tht or anything else?


Steam cleaning - Hot water or steam 120 DEG C, would be able to kill most bacteria, but on the down side, is that you would be introducing moisture into whatever you would be steam cleaning (Example: your mattress / sofa). In humid and rainy Singapore (South East Asian country) it is always wise to keep your home / room as dry as possible.

BillyB, you got Asthma?


Very mild asthma; luckily it doesn't interfere with my national yoga training..........I find a few marlboro lights each day helps a great deal!!

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Postby mayali » Sat, 07 May 2011 1:29 am

Thanks guys, I think i willl get someone in professionally to do the cleaning. I agree about the moisture bit tho...it'l take ages to dry but which point i'd be back to square one!! Sigh

Any ideas on who I should et in touch with for heavy duty cleaning of the mattresses and carpets? I called a couple of places but they were charging an arm, leg and a nose lol

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Postby ev-disinfection » Sat, 07 May 2011 8:43 pm

mayali wrote:Thanks guys, I think i willl get someone in professionally to do the cleaning. I agree about the moisture bit tho...it'l take ages to dry but which point i'd be back to square one!! Sigh

Any ideas on who I should et in touch with for heavy duty cleaning of the mattresses and carpets? I called a couple of places but they were charging an arm, leg and a nose lol


Hi Mayali, For your situation, i would suggest that you use the below 2 products (King Koil), that i happen to read about in the papers, when i was in Malaysia, to start my Malaysian branch of my business.
01, AllerZip - Terry Smooth Mattress Encasement
02, AllerZip - Terry Cloth Mattress Encasement
www.protectabed.com.my

But would recommend you to disinfect or buy a new mattress, to use the above products with.

So what would you consider not an arm / leg pricing?

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allergy

Postby kimyongng » Thu, 30 Jun 2011 11:39 am

Hello for all the allergies of air related.
I came across this website: www.1sctec.com that has these lamps n ioniser that could help air pollutants and allergy.
U can check them out. Cheers Kim

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Postby taxico » Thu, 30 Jun 2011 1:19 pm

how long have you (the thread starter) been living in your current place?

animal dander/fur/etc can cause allergic reactions in people long after the pets have been moved out.

sometimes the only way out is to move.
Aut viam ad caelum inveniam aut faciam

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Hi same prb

Postby pinkypillz » Fri, 04 Nov 2011 5:51 pm

I have this prb for two years, since I came to Singapore. Initially I thought I is flu..but every morning I wake up with my runny nose and I have tissue paper station every where..

I went thousand times to gps..some of them gave me antibiotics, some gave me nasal sprays, and now a days I m using surgical masks specially whenever I clean my room..only percent it worked.

I also increased vitamins specially vit C. My husband bought me a anti mites sheet to spread on matress..I am using anti mites pillow..

At night I lowered down the AC , switched off the standing fan which is filled with dust after every week..hell

I am taking essential oils

All these things giving a bit releif ...


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