Eye Allergies: How to Prevent and a Little Quiz

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My husband gets the strangest eye allergy; we can’t figure it out. It’s not the lids that swell on him; it’s the whites of his eye. He can feel it coming on, but it’s quick and it’s here. He can’t figure out the trigger or what to do to prevent it, only how to treat it. I guess when you know what your trigger is, it’s easier to avoid and prevent. We’ll keep guessing and hopefully one of these days, his “jelly eye” will be a thing of the past. Continue reading…

Spring Allergies on the Way: Get Ready

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Spring allergies are on the way, before long, trees will be blossoming, flowers will be blooming. In some areas of the country, they already are. Yes, it looks beautiful, but for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, spring is anything but a beautiful time. Fortunately, you can counter some of the symptoms allergies produce if you act early, and now is the time. Continue reading…

Are Your Allergies Making You Snore?

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Lots of things can make people snore. Sleep apnea is a major cause of snoring, so is too much alcohol consumption. People also snore when they have a cold, and guess what, people snore when they have allergies. Unfortunately, it might not bother the one snoring too terribly much, but if you are sleeping with a snorer, it’s probably affecting you.

Why do allergies make people snore? For the same reason people with a cold snore – the nasal passages are inflamed and enlarged and air flow is more strained. Continue reading…

Christmas Tree Allergies

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I have never heard so many people as I have this year mention Christmas tree allergies. I know at least 4 people in the past week have told me that they are allergic to Christmas trees. They love the look, the smell, the whole package of a Christmas tree, except for the sneezing, the itchy eyes and the coughing that comes with it.

I wondered if it is certain pines that cause the allergies or is the whole pine family. Apparently some pines are more allergenic than others and often times it is not the tree at all, but the mold on the tree. Continue reading…

How to Make an “Allergy-Free” Home

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Here is a home improvement project that will make life more comfortable at home. Read on for tips on how to keep your home “allergy-free.”

Common airborne allergens in our home include pollen (tree, weed, and grass), dust mites, mold, and animal dander. If you often have a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, wheezing, coughing, sore throat and hoarseness, surely you are allergic to something in your home. Continue reading…

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