socialhub health forum

health advice and discussions

RSS feeds


Yahoo! 
MSN 
AOL 
Netvibes 
Bloglines 

don't let them bite

Share
avatar
bluesheart

Posts : 147
Join date : 2014-12-20
20150502

don't let them bite

Post by bluesheart

The millions of dust mites and germs living in your bed linen could make you seriously ill, according to experts.

The tiny microorganisms living in your bed sheets leave behind droppings and body fragments that can contribute to colds, asthma and hayfever, whilst the germs present can cause food poisoning.

Even after you wash your sheets, they could still be riddled with dangerous germs, such as Norovirus and Salmonella, which will not be removed just by washing your linen.

The faeces produced by dust mites can bring on allergic reactions, with the body producing histamines to deal with the perceived threat.

It has been suggested that dust mites could be to blame for up to 80 per cent of all asthma cases.

They can cause rhinitis, a cough, dry eyes. They can disturb sleep. People with other allergies can have them made worse

If people have a cold, the cold and flu virus. It can survive on the bed linen and it can survive a wash.

Norovirus can be carried with no symptoms. You might not have pyjamas on, it’s easy to pass it to the linen.
Share this post on: Excite BookmarksDiggRedditDel.icio.usGoogleLiveSlashdotNetscapeTechnoratiStumbleUponNewsvineFurlYahooSmarking


    Current date/time is Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:37 pm