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How to Deal With Pet Allergies

9th August 2013, 12:00 AM IN Articles

Our love affair with the furry and feathered has produced a nation of pet owners, many of whom need tissues and pet allergy medicines to cope. Can pets be a part of an allergy sufferer's world?

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Insect Venom Allergies

19th June 2013, 12:00 AM IN Articles

Bees and ants usually are looking for food, not trouble. But cross their paths, or their nests, and you could feel their sting. About 40 people in the United States die from allergic reactions to insect venom each year. After you have been stung once, you can become allergic to that insect's venom.

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Spring spells trouble for allergics

14th June 2013, 08:14 AM IN Articles

The annual airborne spore offensive is once again causing runny noses, swollen eyes and uncontrollable sneezing in thousands of people suffering from hay fever, or pollinosis. Between 20 to 30 per cent of Finns suffer from pollen allergies. Amongst the most common culprits are birch, alder, hazel, grass and mugwort.

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Denise DeWitt- Many allergy sufferers take pills or use nose sprays to help ease their symptoms. There is no true "cure" for allergies, but many people have found allergen immunotherapy, or allergy shots to be the next best thing.

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Asthma sufferers more at risk of swine flu

14th June 2013, 12:00 AM IN Articles

MILWAUKEE, Apr 28, 2009 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Those who have asthma or other respiratory conditions should be aware they are at higher risk from swine flu, U.S. asthma specialists advise.

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For many, dogs are man's best friends. But for people with pet allergies, dogs and cats can be their worst enemies.

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Hamburg, Germany - Spring has arrived in the northern hemisphere - and with it, a time of suffering for those who are susceptible to hay fever.

 

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Breathe Easier When You Know More About Asthma

14th June 2013, 12:00 AM IN Articles

Did you know that 1 in 10 North Americans has or has had asthma at some point in their lives?

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In the past 15 - 20 years, the number of peanut allergic children has increased dramatically. From 0.5% to 1.0% in England and an increase from 0.4% to 0.8% in the United States. Peanuts and tree nuts account for most life-threatening or fatal food reactions.

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Environmental control: an idea whose time has come

14th June 2013, 12:00 AM IN Articles

The importance of the relationship between asthma and allergy is now well-recognized [1,7]. Studies of asthmatic patients with house dust mite allergy have demonstrated the importance of house dust mite avoidance measures in the control of asthma [8,11].

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What is an Allergist?

An allergist/immunologist is a physician specially trained to manage and treat allergies and asthma. Becoming an allergist/immunologist requires completion of at least nine years of training. After completing medical school and graduating with a medical degree, a physician will then undergo three years of training in internal medicine (to become an internist) or pediatrics (to become a pediatrician). 

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Pillow Encasings Covers for Allergies

Pillow Encasings Covers for Allergies

You might think dust mites take up only a little room in your bed. In fact, within 10 years, dead dust mites and their waste can double the weight of your mattress.

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