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How to Deal With Pet Allergies

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?In this article, we will tell you the truth about pets and allergies and...

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Spring spells trouble for allergics

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...

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Allergy Shots – Build Up Tolerance to Prevent Reactions

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.When something that you are allergic...

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Asthma sufferers more at risk of swine flu

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."As with other influenza viruses, this virus typically attacks the respiratory...

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Fido fact or fiction: The truth about hypoallergenic pets

For many, dogs are man's best friends. But for people with pet allergies, dogs and cats can be their worst enemies.Still, many individuals whose noses resemble Old Faithful whenever Fido walks into the room are still able to keep pets in their homes, as many dog and...

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Immunotherapy against pollen allergy can help prevent asthma

Hamburg, Germany - Spring has arrived in the northern hemisphere - and with it, a time of suffering for those who are susceptible to hay fever.About 10 million people in Germany are allergic to pollen, said the Association of German Allergists in Hamburg, northern...

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Breathe Easier When You Know More About Asthma

Did you know that 1 in 10 North Americans has or has had asthma at some point in their lives?Most people don't die from asthma, but there is concern for African Americans because asthma is more likely to cause death. The reason for this disparity is not known. But...

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How Can You Prevent Peanut Comsumption: Is it possible?

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...

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Environmental control: an idea whose time has come

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].MURRAY and...

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First-line treatment of hay fever: What is the best option?

Hay fever -- seasonal allergic rhinitis -- provoked by ragweed pollen is an annoying condition that affects many Canadians, particularly in regions east of Winnipeg.For most sufferers the most troublesome symptom is persistent nasal obstruction; this is often...

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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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Standard Dust Mite Proof Mattress Encasing Queen

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.