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New duvet issues

Hi! I am hoping someone can help before I end up wasting more money. After years of the same lightweight polyester duvet - I didn't change it because it was comfortable and not causing any problems - I bought a new polyester duvet. I've never had problems with polyester before. This is a thicker duvet than I've used in a long time, though. After the first night, I woke up snuffly (I also have perennial rhinitis) after the second night, I am aware my chest is tight, it can't be dust mites so quickly. Is it too warm? Should I invest in an anti allergy duvet? Should I revert to a very lightweight duvet? This could get expensive!

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Hi I bought a microfibre duvet. It is 10 togs and is very lightweight and it's fine for me. I had to pay around £25 for it. Maybe this would work better for you? Other than that then the obvious choice has to be an anti allergy one. x

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Thanks. I don't think it's the content of the duvet: microfibre pillows really affect me, but polyester ones don't.

I thought it might be because of the temperature, however I am still struggling after all these hours, so am beginning to think it might have nothing to do with the duvet!

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I thought microfibre coz you said the polyester one was 'thicker' than your old one.

The microfibre duvet I have is of a high tog but it feels very lightweight once on. It's no good for you though if it affects you. I hope you find some answers. x

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Thanks! This one is very light - just a higher tog x

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I got one from next called sleep in silk....it’s so light and very warm .

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Try washing it. Fabrics sometimes have a dressing on them which can be a problem, and washing gets rid of it.

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Thanks! That makes sense. I changed back to my old duvet and the problem is still there, so it may be aggravated by the weather!

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Hi Evacymru, the only thing we can add is that sometimes the manufacturer instructions on things like duvets and pillows etc say to air the product before use because there are sometimes traces of preservatives on the items which some people say can trigger their asthma. Please see the section on carpets and furniture in the link below: asthma.org.uk/advice/trigge...

You say you've changed back to your old duvet and the problem is still there? If you haven't had an asthma review at your surgery in the last year it might be worth booking an appointment to see if any changes are needed to your treatment.

Asthma Nurses

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Hope this may help. I am allergic to some material dressings used (e.g., starches) and always wash new shirts, bed linen etc before using them. If you did not wash the duvet cover before use it may be the answer. It may be advisable to wash the cover before using it again and see if this helps.

Regards

Nick

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Hi I always put new Duvet's to air before I use them.

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