Feather pillows and asthma

Made from the softest feathers, or down, of geese or ducks, feather pillows have been suspected of causing allergic reactions in individuals who may be sensitive to the feathers themselves. For this reason, physicians have traditionally steered asthma patients toward synthetic pillows constructed with materials such as foam, polyester and even gel.…

Down Pillow Allergy Symptoms Healthfully

Dec 18, 2018 · Individuals with feather allergies who also have asthma may experience complications of normal allergy symptoms. The feather allergens in pillows, comforters and clothing can trigger mild to severe asthma attacks. Allergic inflammation then extends to the bronchial tubes and lungs, causing coughing, wheezing and trouble breathing.…