Allergies and Fatigue

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Environmental allergy symptoms are more than sneezing and itchy eyes. They can manifest in headaches, stomach problems, and sleep disorders. People with upper respiratory allergies often suffer from not only sleepiness, but significant fatigue which can infringe on daily life. Continue reading…

Rugs and Blinds to Help Fight Allergies

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We know allergies are on the rise, from food allergies to hay fever to asthma related allergies. We all try to keep our homes as allergy free as possible, and sometimes that means getting rid of dust collectors, like carpets and draperies. Here are a few new alternatives I recently came across online. Continue reading…

Rain: Good or Bad for Allergies?

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We had a really wet spring, which made for beautiful flowers, then a really dry summer, which has lasted and lasted. Finally, yesterday, there was rain. I personally love rain, and nothing beats a rainy Sunday. But what does it do for allergies? Continue reading…

What Medicines to Use for Treating Seasonal Allergies

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Sometimes it can be really hard to know which medicines to use to treat allergies. For instance, what do you need when you can’t stop from sneezing your head off as opposed to what to use when there is that lingering congested feeling and stuffiness. Sometimes allergies lead to other ailments, but those need to be treated separately, like ear infections. The basic medicines used to treat allergies are antihistamines, decongestants, corticosteroids, and combinations of these. Continue reading…

Fall is Just as Bad as Spring

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The days are cooling off, the humidity is dropping, the weather is beautiful. However, for those with allergies, they would probably trade in these days for worse weather and no allergies. The ragweed is getting ready to bloom, as well as other allergy inducing plants and weeds. Continue reading…

Cleaning for Allergies

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I’ve often written about how to clean effectively for airborne/environmental allergies; this past week I have been doing it. My daughter seems to have found an allergen this late summer, and it’s effected her in the eyes and nose. She has woken up sniffly and dark eyed. at first I thought it may be something outside, like mold, but then realized that the accumulated dust and dog hair from a busy summer with kids at home is the culprit as well. Continue reading…

Ragweed, Not Yet?!

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This summer has been a bad one for mold spores and heat/haze related asthma. Well now reports are already coming in that this will be a bad ragweed season. We think of allergies as spring and fall, but I think they are really more year round, especially with the lasting heat. Continue reading…

So Many Allergies

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As I mentioned a week or so ago, I was thinking of taking my daughter in to our practitioner as she has been having allergy symptoms for about a week. Her eyes have been dark and puffy, and she keeps rubbing them. Her nose is sniffly and sneezing. I’ve had ideas of what it could be, and all my suspicions were confirmed and more when we went in Saturday. Continue reading…

Wet Season And Mold Allergies

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We know that rain is helpful for those suffering from pollen allergies, but there is a downside to a wet season – mold. This has been quite a year for mold allergy sufferers as the rain, especially late afternoon and evening rain, is making the mold spores grow, and this in turn, kicks in the mold allergies. Continue reading…

Asthma And Self-Medication Of A Child

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For many areas, school is gearing up to start back. Now that all 50 states have made it legal for kids to carry their own asthma medications, it is time to check their responsibility. For some, it may still be better for their teachers or school nurse to hang onto the medicine, but for many students, this can be something that can make a huge impact on not only their school day but also their health. Continue reading…

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