Keep or Give Away Your Pet Because of Allergies?

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I just read a pieces from a parenting blog in the New York Times online about a devastated family who needs to give their new beloved kitten away as the children and mom are both showing allergic signs. They went to the allergies and pediatrician who concurred that they were all allergic and needed to get rid of the cat. Continue reading…

Cleaning and Organizing with Allergies

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Spring has kind of com and gone around here, but that doesn’t mean that I get to stop my spring cleaning; it’s clear my house can use it! But I’ve also noticed some allergy issues, especially when getting in the dusty areas. It’s also interesting who it effects – me, who claims to be the most allergy free one in my family, and my older daughter, who definitely has a slew of allergies. Continue reading…

Allergic to Wood Smoke?

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My daughter is allergic to tree nuts, pecans being one of them. Recently, the question arose is she allergic to meat smoked with pecan wood? I started reading around a little, and my husband gave my daughter some of the smoked meat, and here’s what we found: Continue reading…

Do Allergies Cause Nose Bleeds?

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The pollen is still strong around here and lots of people, kids and adults alike are suffering from the allergic effects it causes. One often overlooked side effect is a nose bleed, caused from the irritation to the nasal passages from pollen. Kids are more prone to nose bleeds as the capillaries in their noses are less developed. Continue reading…

Oreck for Allergy Care

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I was in the Oreck store the other day getting my vacuum cleaner tuned up, and I noticed all of the allergy care in the store. I know the more that a house is vacuumed, the better allergy control there is, but I wasn’t aware of all the other products Oreck offers. Continue reading…

Street Trees Can Be Allergy Culprits

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I read an interesting piece the other day in The New York Times by Thomas Leo Ogren,  author of “Allergy-Free Gardening: The Revolutionary Guide to Healthy Landscaping.” He talked about all the street trees that line our city streets, and suburban streets as well, and it did make me think. Continue reading…

Finding Some Pollen Relief

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Now that we all know that this year’s allergies are here in full form, what can we do about it? Of course, there is the medicine and a few alternative things to try, but what else?

Here are some suggestions from allergy experts: Continue reading…

Allergies Predicted to be Bad this Year, What About a Neti Pot

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All over the news I am seeing how bad the allergy season will be this spring. With all the rain across the country, the flowers and plants are gearing up for a strong season, and though it may make for a pretty sight, for those suffering from seasonal allergies, they need to get ready. Continue reading…

Handling Your Contacts During Spring Allergies

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One of the most distressing symptoms of spring allergies is the itchy, eatery eyes. I know my husband feels like gouging his out during allergy season. It can be the worst part for many allergy sufferers. When you wear contact lenses, it’s even worse.

Many allergy suffering contact wearers actually have to give up their lenses and go back to glasses during allergy season. So is there anything to do to make it possible to wear your contacts during heavy pollen season or at any time when your allergies may be causing eye discomfort? Continue reading…

Allergy Myths: Fact or Fiction

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We always get advice. We always hear what to do, what not to do. And not just about allergies – about everything! It’s hard to discern what is fact and what is fiction, therefore, it’s hard to know what to do sometimes. Here are some answers to some of the more common allergy myths being fact or fiction. Continue reading…

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