Tag: allergy

Cooler Temperatures Trigger ‘Winter Allergies’

Just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean that allergens go away. In fact, the cooler weather, mixed with allergens already inside your home, like dust mites and mold can trigger ‘winter allergies’. It may be cold and flu season, but if you’re sneezing, runny nose and congestion last longer than one week to 10 days, chances are, you’ve got winter allergies. “During the winter time, you get cold fronts that come in from the north, so you generally get stuff from the Austin area or Central Texas area; the main thing would be cedar. We get a lot of...

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Doctors recommend early exposure to peanuts builds tolerance to Peanut Allergies

CHICAGO (AP) — A pediatricians’ group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1. The interim guidance is in response to a major allergy study published earlier this year that found that exposure to peanuts in infancy seemed to help build tolerance – contrary to conventional thinking. Baby-suitable foods used in the study included smooth peanut butter, peanut soup and finely ground peanuts mixed into yogurt and other foods. The advice comes in a consensus statement that the American Academy of Pediatrics helped prepare and endorsed in June...

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Get Rid of Dust Mites FAQs

A-h-h-h-choo! If you start sniffling, wheezing, and explosively sneezing when you find yourself in a dusty room, chances are you’ve got a dust allergy. And if you have a dust allergy, it’s probably caused in large part by tiny bugs called dust mites. The good news is that after you get rid of the mites, you’ll experience blessed relief from your allergic symptoms. Here’s what you need to know about dust mites and how to clear them out of your house. Q. What Are Dust Mites? A. Mites are a type of barely visible insect-like organism (only about 0.3 mm long)...

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Allergy Season Quickly Approaching

This year, tree pollen is going to be the worst for allergy sufferers. Over the counter antihistamines and intra-nasal sprays can be used to keep symptoms under control. If symptoms persist, lasting more than 7 to 10 days you should consider seeing your doctor. But do not be afraid to stock up on medications, whether you are experiencing symptoms or not. And if you’re allergies are out of control, your doctor may be able to give you an allergy...

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Prepare for the Worst, Expect the Best

Health emergencies can pop up at any moment, but are you prepared should a situation occur? Here are the top 12 things you should always carry with you in case of an emergency. Your insurance card and a list of emergency contacts are priority number one. Medical personnel will look in your phone for i-c-e contacts, which stands for in case of an emergency. You can also list your medications and other health information in the contact information section for medical first responders. Experts suggest you always keep water on hand in case of even the mildest case of dehydration. As for pills, the following are good to have in your purse in case you should ever need them: a pain reliever, aspirin, tummy reliever, an antacid and allergy pills. Tissues, bandages, sunscreen and floss are other recommended health aides to keep by your...

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