The World Allergy Congress (WAC), an international conference on allergology, took place in France (Lyon) on December 12th to 14th, 2019. This event allowed many actors in the fight against allergy to update their knowledge on this pathology affecting up to 40% of the worldwide population.1
With more than 15 years of experience in dust mite covers manufacturing, the OptimHal-ProtecSom lab presented a study in the form of poster communication selected by the WAC Scientific Committee. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine and quantify the benefit from the use of dust mite covers on the life quality of allergic patients.
A significant improvement in life quality for patients who use ProtecSom dust mite covers
ProtecSom anti-mite covers are certified medical devices which form a protective barrier preventing the passage of mites thanks to their unique patented weaving process. A declarative study demonstrated the benefit of dust mite covers on the perception of allergy-related symptoms.
This study revealed a significant increase in life quality following the use of the ProtecSom dust mite covers and implementation of complementary measures to control patient’s environment. An improvement in allergy-related symptoms (nasal discharge, cough, eye inflammation, itchy skin and breathing problems) was observed in all age groups asked. The overall symptom reduction was 62%.
- Pawankar R, Canonica GW, ST Holgate ST, Lockey RF, Blaiss M: The WAO White Book on Allergy (Update. 2013).