RSSArchive for December, 2008

Triggers Responsible For Allergy Flare Ups In Seasons

Triggers Responsible For Allergy Flare Ups In Seasons

Are you suffering with seasonal allergies? If you are suffering with seasonal allergies, you already know how changing season can disturb your health. In addition, if you have asthma, the condition will become much critical for you. Hence, it becomes very essential for you to know all those triggers that can bring allergy flare ups. […]

Anti-Fungal Drug Offers Great Benefits To Some With Severe Asthma

Anti-Fungal Drug Offers Great Benefits To Some With Severe Asthma

Some patients with severe asthma who also have allergic sensitivity to certain fungi enjoy great improvements in their quality of life and on other measures after taking an antifungal drug, according to new research from The University of Manchester in England. “We knew that many people with severe asthma are sensitized to several airborne fungi […]

Allergies Shouldn’t Cause Stress During The Holidays

Many of us are welcoming family or traveling to see loved ones over the holidays. There are plenty of stresses with holiday travel, but allergies need not be one of them. Some planning and communication can go a long way toward making sure that everyone enjoys the holidays. Ask your guest if there are any […]

Nighttime Breathing Problems Not Necessarily Associated With Allergies

Nighttime Breathing Problems Not Necessarily Associated With Allergies

Snoring and daytime sleepiness are not associated with allergic rhinitis, but are associated with obstructed nasal passages, regardless of an individual’s allergic status, according to an article. One persistent symptom of allergic rhinitis, a runny nose due to allergies, is nasal obstruction. The authors of the article point out that the resulting obstructed breathing can […]

Warning About Severe Allergic Reactions To Recalled Cold And Flu Tablets

Warning About Severe Allergic Reactions To Recalled Cold And Flu Tablets

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) have recalled two types of cold and flu tablets following reports of a number of anaphylactic and allergic reactions. The national recall applies to all packets of Nyal Cold and Flu Fighter, and Nyal Cold and Flu Fighter Day and Night and the TGA has advised people who have these […]

Emergency Asthma Tips For Children

Emergency Asthma Tips For Children

Actually, when you are with kids there is no guarantee that they will not face any health risk. So, just imagine what will be the condition of your asthmatic kid in your absence? It will be very frightening to even think of it. That’s why it is very essential for you to educate your kid […]

Anti-Allergy Vaccines To Help People With Asthma

Anti-Allergy Vaccines To Help People With Asthma

Research funded by Asthma UK has led to the development of a vaccine treatment that can prevent asthma-like symptoms in mice. Dr Noble and his team at King’s College London have been studying allergic mechanisms in mice and investigating whether it is possible to regulate the immune system’s response to potential allergic triggers. Sometimes the […]

Childhood Obesity Linked To Asthma

Childhood Obesity Linked To Asthma

A Kansas State University graduate student has found a correlation between childhood obesity and asthma. Sara Rosenkranz, doctoral student in human nutrition, Manhattan, conducted research that found that healthy children with higher levels of body fat and lower levels of physical activity had greater amounts of airway narrowing after exercise. “Kids who are overweight and […]

Aromatherapy To Treat Asthma Attacks

Aromatherapy To Treat Asthma Attacks

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes serious breathing problems and severe discomfort for the affected person. It can be triggered by stress, anxiety, exercise, cold air and even perfumes. Be very cautious how you deal with it, as it can turn into a life-threatening problem for anyone. Various treatment options and alternative methods […]

Two Asthma Meds May Be Too Risky

Two Asthma Meds May Be Too Risky

The risks of two widely used asthma drugs outweigh their benefits for both children and adults, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said. The health panel targeted Serevent and Foradil, made jointly by Novartis AG and Schering-Plough, for restrictions, but it excluded Advair, Glaxo’s biggest-selling drug in the class of medications known as […]