Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
I have developed an itchy rash on my face, and I think I am allergic to my memory foam pillow and mattress cover. Although I disposed of the pillow and mattress cover, the rash has become considerably worse. Do you know of any way to get rid of this rash?
A: It appears that you may have experienced an immune response to something either within the pillow or the material it was made of. My recommendation is that you visit with an experienced practitioner as soon as you can. A traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner will focus on alleviating your symptoms, as well as seeking out the root cause. Your practitioner may also be able to prescribe a detoxifying herbal formula and treatment plan.
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