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Allergies

Down coats vs dust/dust mite allergy

11/20/2007

Question:

My 4 year old daughter has an allergy to dust and dust mites, should she not wear a down jacket?

Answer:

It would be better to avoid down. Feathers are a favorite breeding ground for house dust mite.

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Response by:

I Leonard Bernstein, MD I Leonard Bernstein, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati