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No symptom of any allergy ……….. whatsoever, and so not sure if one should buy ………..

You may be one of those who has some type of allergy, but is unaware of it. The fact that many of us refuse to acknowledge they have experienced some form of allergic symptom and shouldn’t be considering the use of aLGy spray. But has it ever occurred to you that we are now living in an environment so much more polluted than it was before. Everyday, we are consuming water and food contaminated by various chemicals and harmful substances, which is slowly accumulating in our bodies. Once this accumulation reaches a culmination point, sooner or later depending on our own physical well being, our affected body chemistry will give out symptom of allergy like sneezing, coughing, skin irritating, cold, skin rashes, which leave people wondering why they never had any allergic symptom when they were young, but as they grow older getting into their 40s, these allergic symptom starts to show up. These allergies are the result of the accumulation of harmful chemicals and substances in our body, which eventually weakens our own immune system. Then one starts getting symptom of allergy which was not known to us before. By then, treatment by medication or vaccine will be many times more costly and time consuming than any preventive measure, and more likely the symptom will keep recurring. Therefore, taking preventive measure today should be more effective, cost and time wise.

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Would frequent washing of bed linen help to get rid of dust-mites?

Frequent washing of bed linen using plain tap-water cannot get rid of dust mites 100%. However, it is of good help in getting rid of wastes and discharges of dust mites, but obvious limitation is that washing cannot be done with big sized items like mattresses, pillows, which are major breeding grounds for dust-mites.

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Could dust-mites be got rid of by using high power vacuum cleaner?

Vacuum cleaner can suck away dust-mites, but not completely, as some dust-mites will remain stuck to vinyl or nylon yarns, and for the thick mattresses some dust-mites are deep inside, making it difficult to be sucked out.

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Would the use of anti dust-mites fabrics be of any help?

Currently, there are mainly 2 types of what we refer to as anti-dust-mites fabrics being used, one type is the fabric made of 6-10 micrometre more densely woven yarns than standard woven fabric, which protects by keeping the wastes and discharges of dust-mites inside, and does not get spreading into the air. However, after several washing, this type of fabric becomes less densely woven, thereby allowing the wastes and discharges of dust – mites to get blown into the air. The fabric then needs frequent changing. The other type is the fabric, or the yarns making up the fabrics, get pre-coating treatment with anti dust-mites chemical, the use of this may be harmful to health in the long run. Besides, after frequent washing the protective coating chemicals will gradually become less effective, and it might not be known to many people that fabrics in the Thai market which are pre-coated are not made of densely woven yarns. Once the protective coating is no longer effective, they are even inferior to the previous type of anti dust-mites fabic. One other weakness is the poor ventilation of this fabric which is not good for a naturally well-rested sleep because of discomfort caused by build-up of body heat, and besides, the crackling noise this type of fabric makes can be disturbing to one’s sleep

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By putting out the mattress under direct sun light frequently, would it get rid of dust-mites?

Study has found that to kill dust-mites, temperature of sunlight must not be lower than 50 degree Celsius and exposure time no less than 20 minutes. In Thailand, on a very sunny day, the afternoon sunlight temperature around 2:00 p.m. would be about 50 degree Celsius, but lasting for an unpredictable period. However, when a mattress is placed under direct sunlight, all dust-mites would escape to the unexposed side, and therefore putting out the mattress under direct sunlight cannot get rid of dust-mites. Moreover, frequent handling of the mattress is a burden, however, the good thing is that direct sunlight weakens the fertility of the dust-mites and reduces their proliferation.

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Are dust-mites and bookworm the same bugs, and do they bite or suck human blood?

Dust-mites and bookworms are not of the same bugs. Dust-mites are of very tiny size approximately 0.3 mm. not visible by the naked eyes, whereas bookworms are bigger in size than dust-mites and visible by the naked eyes. Both species do not bite or suck blood, unlike ticks of fleas. While some people get the symptom of skin irritation which is more likely caused by wastes and discharges of dust-mites, and by its protein nature induces irritation.

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Would ironing the fabrics kill the dust-mites?

Ironing with an iron of temperature no lower than 60 degree Celsius for a prolong period of 20 minutes or longer can kill the dust-mites.

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Would an air purifier be more
effective than spraying with aLGy?

Because the allergen created by dust-mites are only 10-40 micrometre in size, when they get blown out, they stay air-borne for no more than 5 minutes before dropping down, making the air purifier unit not fully effective against dust-mites. The air purifier is more suited to take care of cigarette smoke, or unpleasant household odour in poorly ventilated rooms, which remain air-borne for much longer.

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Is vaccination against allergy a better option?

Vaccination is 80% effective and helps to reduce allergic symptoms, however, a continuing treatment may be needed for a prolong period of 5 years, and thereafter if treatment is discontinued, 40 % have been found to suffer from recurring symptoms. Also in some cases, vaccination against allergy causes swelling, so badly that subsequent vaccination is not advisable, and treatment has to be discontinued.

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10 Are you aware of how well the market for anti-allergy drug is doing?

Sales volume figures would prove the fact indicating how large a population size of people who are aware of their allergy, and there are some others who are unaware, and still others who are even at risk, and unaware, of their allergy. You can choose amongst many remedies such as oral medication, which treat only the symptom, and not curing your ailment, and as long as you continue to be exposed to allergen, you may one day have to take bigger doses of oral medication. Therefore, taking a preventive mean, together with taking care of your physical well being would be your best choice, wouldn’t it?