RSSArchive for April, 2009

Asthma Sufferers Should Avoid Flooded Areas

Asthma Sufferers Should Avoid Flooded Areas

If you have lung disease, and even if you don’t, you need to be particularly cautious when you are around an area that has flooded. While the flood waters themselves pose serious threat, even once active flooding has ended, the remaining flood waters and the aftermath can pose serious hazards. The flood waters themselves can […]

Allergy Masks Now Japanese Fashion Statement

Allergy Masks Now Japanese Fashion Statement

The Japanese nation has a reputation for being fastidious, bordering on the point of compulsive, and a new craze has taken over the country which seemingly proves this, beyond doubt. Spring in Japan, sees an extremely high levels of pollen thanks to the large quantity of cedar trees that grow there. [Pollen Allergy] That combined […]

Preventing Colds And Flu That Can Trigger Asthma

Preventing Colds And Flu That Can Trigger Asthma

For those who have asthma, getting a cold or the flu can trigger an asthma attack. Everyday colds, which everyone else can fight off, end up being very serious for people with asthma. Fortunately, if you suffer with asthma there are ways to prevent colds and the flu. By keeping yourself healthy, you will experience […]

Is Asthma Becoming More Common Because Of Our Over Clean World?

Is Asthma Becoming More Common Because Of Our Over Clean World?

The increasing number of people that suffer from asthma and other allergies seems to indicate that is an affliction of the 21st century. Perhaps by studying the immune systems of those alive a few centuries ago could be helpful in determining why this is the case. With mice that is possible as their generations pass […]

How Doctors Decide How Severe An Asthma Attack Is?

How Doctors Decide How Severe An Asthma Attack Is?

For asthma sufferers, if an attack involves a visit to a doctor or hospital it is advantageous to know what tests and examinations are likely to take place. For family members and friends, it could also be useful to know what the professionals will be doing. Each asthma attack can be classified as severe, moderate […]

Allergies In School Age Children, What Should You Do?

Allergies In School Age Children, What Should You Do?

It is now estimated that over ten percent of school age children suffer from at least one type of allergy. As a parent of a child with allergies, it can be very frightening to send them off to school. You may worry what will happen, if your child is offered the thing they are allergic […]

The Western World's Most Common Allergy, Hay Fever

The Western World’s Most Common Allergy, Hay Fever

The most common allergy in the western world is allergic rhinitis or hay fever as it is more usually known. This is caused by pollen from plants, pet hair, mould and dust mites. Over ten percent of Americans suffer because of these everyday contaminants. Although affective drugs have been developed to contain the condition, long […]

Asthma And Household Smoking Connection Confirmed

Asthma And Household Smoking Connection Confirmed

One in four children who live in urban areas suffer from Asthma, it has been recognized that avoiding cigarette smoke from the surrounding environment is better. Now research has shown that passive smoking does directly increase the asthma symptoms. A team from the University of Alabama studied a group of nearly three hundred young asthmatics. […]

Enjoy Man's Best Friend, Even If You Are Allergic

Enjoy Man’s Best Friend, Even If You Are Allergic

As a pet lover it can be very difficult to be diagnosed with pet allergies. Many people make it all the way to adulthood before discovering their new furry friend is the cause of sneezes and watery eyes. However, at this point many people don’t want to get rid of their pet. Luckily, there are […]

The Ever Increasing Problem Of Latex Allergies

The Ever Increasing Problem Of Latex Allergies

The simple rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis, found in Malaysia, Thailand and South America is harvested for rubber latex. This milky substance is a combination of amongst other things, organic polymers, proteins and lipids. From tree to surgical gloves, involves a great deal of processing. Thankfully the understanding of this process has enabled scientists to tackle […]