Pollen is Everywhere

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As I was sitting at my desk today I was looking at my window. The day was unusual for late March being cold and drizzly, but the flowers in my neighborhood are in full bloom and so beautiful, splashes of pink azaleas, orange tulips, white dogwoods….and then I saw the UPS truck and my jaw dropped. The top of the big box truck was no longer the familiar brown we relate to UPS, it was YELLOW! The pollen looked so thick it was like snow! I was so shocked though I’ve seen pollen for many years, that took my breath away! Continue reading…

Sleepovers and Visits with Pet Allergies

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Many of us worry about food allergies when our children go to someone else’s house, but there are plenty of us who worry about other things, like pet allergy reactions. Even if you have a pet, maybe your child is allergic to another kind of animal. So what can you do if your child has a pet allergy and her best friend has a pet? Or the other way around, how can you be a good host when someone comes visiting who is allergic to your pet? Here are some tips to help out: Continue reading…

Benefits of Bee Pollen

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We were at a local farmer’s market recently and a bee farmer was there with honey, candles and bee pollen. After talking to him for a bit, my husband decided to buy some bee pollen to see if it would help with his spring allergies. He was a little afraid to start taking it because of reactions or side effects, but went ahead. Now, like with many other medicines or herbs, it takes a while to show any effect. The good news is, though, that after a couple of days, there are no ill side effects. He was worried about swollen eyes or worse pollen symptoms, but so far so good. Continue reading…

9 Ways to Make the Home More Healthy for Children

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Allergies are one of the most often reported conditions in children and do often begin in childhood. There are some ways to make the home healthier and prevent some allergies, or at least alleviate them. Here are a few: Continue reading…

Spring is on its Way – Prepare

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Spring is definitely a feast for the eyes, with flowers popping up everywhere, but for some, it’s a nightmare. Along with these colorful flowers and warm, sunny days the pollen comes. And to many allergy sufferers, misery.

Remember the severity of allergies can depend on the weather. Some of the negative contributers can be rain (it leads to more mold), wind (it blows the pollen around), and warmer days (more plants will bloom quicker so more pollen is created). Continue reading…

Relief For Allergy Eyes

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Besides itchy skin, itchy and red eyes are one of the top allergy bothers. All different kinds of allergies can effect eyes, including food allergies that swell them, animals that irritate them and other environmental irritants like dust, pollen or even a lot of unknowns.  Because the eyes don’t have the barriers that other systems in the body do, they are often the first part affected by allergies. But besides knowing what irritates them and trying to stay away, it is also important to know how to treat them. Continue reading…

Pets on Airplanes

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Recently we were on a flight and not one, but two dogs were on it. Now I don’t have a problem with pets on planes, but I am not allergic to them, and unless up close and personal, no one in my family does. However, just as there is currently a lot of controversy over allergy provoking foods on planes, there is some debate about whether pets should be allowed on planes. Continue reading…

Beating Winter Allergies

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Though winter is a nice time for pollen allergy sufferers, now we have to deal with everything inside – dust, pet dander, mold, dry air… Continue reading…

The Gift of an Allergy Pillow

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It’s holiday time and finding the perfect gift for someone is always tricky. You don’t want to give them something they don’t need, doesn’t fit, or have too many of already. What about a new hypoallergenic pillow for someone with allergies? For those suffering from environmental allergies, it can be a daily struggle and a new pillow or pillow set would be a great gift and soothe the allergies, plus offer a better night’s sleep. Add some nice wintery pillow cases, and you’ll be all set. Allergy free pillows are made of different hypoallergenic materials to resist and be kinder to allergies. Pillows are something we forget to replace, but it is amazing what a good pillow can do for a good night’s sleep and allergy help, too. Continue reading…

Surviving a Candle/Scent Allergy

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Have you ever gone into someone’s home, and though it smells great, you can’t stop sneezing, get a headache or maybe have trouble breathing? If they have candles burning, it could be that you are experiencing a candle allergy. Often it is the fragrance from the candle itself that leads to the sensitivity. Continue reading…

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