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Traffic Is Major Cause Of Child Asthma Hospitalization

Traffic Is Major Cause Of Child Asthma Hospitalization

In a study published by the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, scientists have proven how children in polluted environments with a high density of traffic develop severe asthma and have to be hospitalised. It had already been demonstrated that numerous children living in or going to school in areas with a high traffic density […]

The Allergens Lurking In Your Home

The Allergens Lurking In Your Home

For all those who suffer from allergen irritation, the place to avoid would actually be their own homes. In our homes there are in fact many types of allergens and in such quantities we would not suspect. We generally spend a lot of time indoors and there are various types of allergens, which can cause […]

Tips For Managing Workplace Allergies

Tips For Managing Workplace Allergies

Have you ever dozed off in the middle of a meeting during your working hours because of allergy symptoms? Managing allergies at work can be quite a tough and tedious task for you, particularly if you have severe allergic symptoms. Many allergy experts believe that allergies are the second most common reasons for majority of […]

Food Intolerance And Food Allergies Are Not The Same

Food Intolerance And Food Allergies Are Not The Same

Food intolerance is universally widespread and affects a great number of people, causing nausea or even allergies. These symptoms occur when the body is unable to appropriately digest specific types of food, notably dairy products, which are the most common to food intolerance. Some people are born with these intolerances, commonly to lactose, while others […]

4 Sneaky Household Suspects Of Allergies

4 Sneaky Household Suspects Of Allergies

Most of you suffering from allergies would blame trees, grasses, weeds if you start experiencing allergy symptoms like sneezing, coughing and itching. But, do you know that apart from these usual suspects there are few household triggers of allergy? A host of household things like carpets, chemicals, spices, candles, etc can be the actual culprits […]

Controlling Allergies When You Have Pets

Controlling Allergies When You Have Pets

Most people believe that people who suffer from allergies should avoid having pets in their homes. This assumption is in fact incorrect; the fault does not lie in the animals but in ‘allergens’, proteins that are present in urine, dander and saliva. The animal’s fur collects these allergens, as well as other irritants and carries […]

8 Recommended Control Measures For Miserable Ragweed Allergy Symptoms

8 Recommended Control Measures For Miserable Ragweed Allergy Symptoms

Ragweed season, the time of the year that leaves many allergy victims with stressful allergic symptoms, is very miserable season for allergy sufferers. Ragweed pollens are merely responsible for severe, irritating allergic symptoms like sore throat, wheezing, sneezing and headache. Allergies that trigger in spring are often due to tree pollen and those that occur […]

New Inhalers Not As Effective As Old Versions

New Inhalers Not As Effective As Old Versions

The American government has banned the use of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) in all kinds of household products from aerosols to refrigerators. They have done this because of the damage to the ozone layer caused by these chemicals. They have opted to mandate companies make use of HFA’s (hydrofluoroalkane) which do not carry the ozone damaging properties […]

2 Causes For Asthma - Cleaning And Living In St. Louis

2 Causes For Asthma – Cleaning And Living In St. Louis

If you’re living in St. Louis and cleaning a house, you’re most likely suffering from asthma. St. Louis’s terrible air quality places it on the top of the list for the worst cities to live in if you have asthma. If this wasn’t bad enough for St. Louis homemakers, researchers have discovered that cleaning might […]