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Stains on Allerease encasements [expert stain ID needed-- scroll down]

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  1. Monachos

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    Wed Sep 14 2016 20:49:33
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    A few days ago I saw some marks that appeared to be blood and fecal on my Allerease pillow and mattress covers. I washed them and the stains disappeared. Does anyone who uses these know if the material would allow such stains to be more easily removed? I'm trying to determine if they really were fecal and blood.

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Sep 14 2016 21:23:29
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    My kids always used AllerEase covers on their pillows because they would wake with horrifying nosebleeds. It always washed right out the next day. I have no idea about fecal and your spots but I know blood comes right out even after 12 hours.

    Not a pro here. Call me Jon Snow...... for I know nothing, except what I've experienced.
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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Sep 14 2016 22:38:03
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    If you post a photo, someone may be able to ID it.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Wed Sep 14 2016 23:17:07
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    I have one picture of what appears to be blood.

    http://imgur.com/9So7dOP

    The spot in the upper right appeared almost bright purple when I first saw it. There's also some discoloration in the lower right that could be uric acid, but it seems like a lot if that's what it is.

    After washing, the upper right stain is nearly gone with only a small pinhead sized spot visible that nearly blends into the surrounding color.

    This is what the dark streaks look like after washing.

    http://m.imgur.com/i9jy8eA

    I also just found this spot while checking the pillow cover.

    http://imgur.com/AXLW3Rz

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    Wed Sep 14 2016 23:19:42
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    The last two images are switched. Sorry.

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Fri Sep 16 2016 10:48:43
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    If it were me, (and it was 4 years ago), I would order PackTite Passive monitors from Amazon and get overnight delivery. They were effective in easing my mind on a number of occasions, and it may be difficult to tell from pix on a pillow case. If you get passive monitors, you may have some indication in 12-72 hours and, I believe, a pretty definitive answer in 10 days.

    In my case, bed bug fecal spots washed out. But I wasn't using a special fabric.

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    Blood stains can have other causes, so they don't confirm bed bugs.


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