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Miserable Allergy Season Results From Record Breaking Pollen Counts

Many of us may be enjoying the warm spring days and the abundance of beautiful flora around us, but if you are an allergy sufferer, chances are the weather and the flowers bring little consolation as you battle your allergies. Eastern United States has experienced unprecedented levels of pollen this April. In the early part […]

Essential Oils May Be Useful In Dealing With Asthma

Essential Oils May Be Useful In Dealing With Asthma

Many asthmatics would be right to balk at the thought of strong smells which could actually trigger an attack[asthma attack] rather than soothe their condition. However, with some care and attention to the quality of oils used, it may be possible for asthmatics to actually benefit from essential oils: Since inhalation of impure or low […]

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Pollution Increasing Asthma Related ER Trips

A large population based study has indicated that vehicular emissions and other sources of ozone and pollution increase the incidence of asthma attacks that require a trip to the emergency room. This is particularly the case with children and a phenomenon seen more frequently in summer, who were admitted for asthma or wheezing. The study […]

The Most Common Eye Allergies

The Most Common Eye Allergies

Did you know that an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from eye allergies? This is a commonly experienced reaction which can manifest itself in several different symptoms related to eye allergies: itchiness is the most common symptom, where one wants to be rubbing the eyes all the time; the eyes tear up or become watery, […]

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Climate Change And Allergies – What’s The Connection?

Global warming and climate change are phenomena that appear to be affecting all facets of our life; and now it would seem that they have an impact on our allergies as well. The National Wildlife Federation and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America have claimed in a recent report that because of climate change, […]

Dog Breeds That May Work For People With Asthma

Dog Breeds That May Work For People With Asthma

As anyone with asthma will testify, living with asthma as well as dogs can be hair-raising; because it is often our beloved pooches that cause us to have those horrible attacks that make life so much more difficult. It is the pet dander that is responsible for triggering those asthma attacks and one would do […]

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Having Dogs, Not Cats Increases Asthma Risk

Those children who already have an above average risk of asthma, due to history of asthma in the family could find that their risk increases by the fact of having a dog in the house. A recent study conducted on 380 children found that those 7 year old who were exposed to dog allergens were […]

How Allergies Affect The Middle Ear?

How Allergies Affect The Middle Ear?

When allergies attack, the body releases histamines (which is why we take antihistamines to combat our allergies) which cause a number of reactions in the body, particularly the upper respiratory tract: you start to sneeze, the nose and eyes feel itchy, nasal passages get clogged up, eyes get watery and the ears get affected too. […]

Can Food Allergies Be Cured Or Is It Just A Myth?

Can Food Allergies Be Cured Or Is It Just A Myth?

Eva is the light of the party, any party in the entire area where we live. We just love to see her dance, sing and basically enjoy all the good things in life. So, it definitely is a problem when she suddenly cannot attend a party unpredictably. When we were young, we thought better of […]

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Kids With Food Allergies Should Carry Two EpiPens

The EpiPen can literally be a life saver for those with food allergies as many will testify. The EpiPen is a device that contains a self injectible dose of epinephrine which can arrest the severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis that can be carried about by a person with severe food allergies or by parents who […]