Essential Oils for Allergy Relief

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Aromatherapy is probably one of the most popular forms of alternative treatments, to provide relief for a wide variety of conditions, from varicose veins to dental problems. Allergies is another condition which aromatherapists claim they can treat with a long list of different essential oils, but actually medical research is limited and only a few examples have been tested for this particular condition. Here we review current knowledge about these oils’ mechanism of action. Continue reading…

Fever from Allergies: Allergy-induced Low-grade Temperature

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A challenging diagnostic for your doctor

For most people, fever is not a symptom that is immediately associated with allergies, although your doctor could probably tell you that many allergy sufferers also complain from long-lasting low-grade fever. There is some evidence to support the idea that allergies can predispose a person to developing infections, which would explain the high temperature, but allergy-induced fever is very difficult to diagnose correctly. Furthermore, no studies to date have assessed the prevalence of this condition or what factors, such as age or type of allergy, are most likely to cause it. Continue reading…

A Rundown of Some Alternative Methods for Allergy Sufferers

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When people are suffering from allergies and finding no escape even with prescription medicine and careful monitoring of allergens, it may be time to seek other treatments. Here is a breakdown of some of the major holistic methods of allergy treatments. Though they may seem a little odd at first, plenty of people will attest to their reliability and success. Continue reading…

From School to Summer

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Many schools around the country are coming to an end of their school year. This means transition. Some kids thrive on it, for some it causes anxiety, but for most parents of kids with severe allergies, it makes them worry. We feel safe in the classroom where we’ve written the letters, sent in the medicine and they’ve made it allergy free for our children. Now what? There are pool snacks filled with peanuts, ice cream parties full of dairy and play dates, camps, a plethora of other events and activities where we don’t have the same control over what may cross our children’s paths. Continue reading…

What is the Culprit?

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Talking to my friend today, I could hear the frustration in her voice. Her daughter has asthma, allergies and eczema and she is trying her best to find the connection and deal with it. However, she keeps getting shut down by different doctors, getting handed more prescriptions and instead of wanting to put more in her little girl’s body, she wants to clean it up, but no one seems to help. Continue reading…

Pros and Cons of Natural Alternative and Pharmaceutical Allergy Relief

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With spring knocking at the door, many of us need to start thinking of allergy prevention and relief if we haven’t already. With so many choices of what to take, sometimes it is hard to make that decision. For people taking some sort of medication every day, sometimes more, it does matter what you take. Continue reading…

Forming an Allergy Support Group Within a School

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I started a series last week in regards to a mom asking how best to start an awareness/educational program at her child’s school. I hope this all helps because it really is important to get the education out there, especially in the elementary schools. Over the past years, it has greatly improved, but when it comes to safety, it does not hurt to insist on a few things and most of all, it is about empowerment. Just like schools help instill the responsibility we are all working on at home with our kids, it is another place to help empower them about their allergies. We won’t always be there to watch over, and work places will not be as allergy safe as schools. But it is a great learning place, and we as parents can help make it the most efficient and safe one it can be. Continue reading…

Acupuncture for Allergies

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We talk a lot about how to treat allergies, whether they are food related or environmental. For the most part, avoidance and medication is the most common method of treatment, and that medication can be anything from immunotherapy to over the counter or prescription meds, including antihistamines, Epipens and other allergy medicine. Continue reading…

Holiday Clean Up

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With all the anticipation and preparation, the holidays come and then, well, they are gone. We are left with crumbled cookies, drying trees and more clutter out than usual (plus the happy memories, times with friends and families and joys of holidays, and maybe a nice new gift or two). So now what? How do you go about getting your home back to normal and make sure everything is put away ready for next Christmas? Continue reading…

Holiday Gifts for Teachers

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Holidays are a great time to show certain people in your lives how grateful you are for all that they do for you. Teachers often fall into this category, especially if they make that extra effort to understand and accommodate your child’s allergy, be it food, environmental or something else, or their asthma. They have busy, busy days and to make sure your child is safe and well is another thing they have to do, and doing it well means a lot. Continue reading…

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