Category Allergies

How to Combat Seasonal Allergies

There is an age-old adage that April showers bring May flowers, a not-so-subtle reminder that the spring blooms—and seasonal allergies—are on their way. While allergies can persist year-round, the influx of pollen and fresh growth that occurs in spring and summer is a particularly daunting time for seasonal allergy sufferers.

Common treatments include antihistamines, decongestants and even inhalers for those who deal with allergy-induced asthma. Aside from all of the available medicines and treatments, however, is one commonly overlooked method of combatting seasonal allergies: nasal irrigation.

How to Combat Seasonal Allergies

This natural method uses saline or sterilized water to clear nasal passageways and relieve allergy symptoms...

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3 Natural Ways to Combat Allergies

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Allergies over the spring are an inevitability for certain people, but it’s no reason stay indoors all season. Thankfully, there are natural ways to keep your sinuses clear so you don’t have to worry about drowsiness or fatigue. So if you don’t love the idea of popping allergy pills just to take a walk in the park, consider the following ways to keep allergies at bay naturally.

Step Up Your Cleaning

Pollen has a way of attaching itself to your hair, clothes, and shoes, interfering with your breathing and well-being long after you step back inside. Taking off your shoes and outer clothing is a good way to leave the outside where it belongs. You may also want to throw in a few more loads of laundry or take a couple extra showers a week when the spring breeze really starts to kick up.

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Tips on Keeping Your Home Allergen-Free

Living RoomIf you’ve been experiencing an itchy nose, eyes, scratchy throat, or other symptoms, you already know that allergic reactions can put a significant damper on your quality of life. Allergy sufferers can find relief by using items purchased from a Boca Raton medical supply retailer, but you can also help keep allergic reactions at bay through proper housecleaning procedures. Following are five easy things that you can do to keep your indoor living environment as allergen-free as possible.

Leave Your Shoes at the Door

Allergens are frequently introduced to the indoor living environment via the bottoms of shoes, so circumvent this situation by removing your shoes at the front door and asking other household residents and family members to do the same.

Use a Vacuum Cleaner With a HEPA Filter

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Home Safety Tips for Kids with Asthma 

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Seasonal changes affect the health of asthmatic patients, and to avoid flare ups, a detailed inspection has to be taken of every room in the house to avoid triggers. If you have an asthmatic child in the home, then safety tips should be followed in consultation with a healthcare provider. Besides nebulizers and breathing apparatus, a clean environment should be maintained inside the house, especially during spring and fall when asthma triggers are bound to be present.

Maintaining Pure Air

Good quality air is essential for reducing asthma triggers within the house. While air filters can be used to maintain clean air, there are other precautions that need to be taken to maintain this environment throughout the day and night...

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Home Medical Supplies for Kids With Allergies

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Allergies are a common occurrence among children nowadays. Factors such as foods, medications, insect bites and/or stings, or even the weather can induce an allergic reaction depending on the child. Allergic reactions happen in the form of sneezing, wheezing, swelling, skin rashes, and so much more.

It is very important to be aware of your child’s body and the way it reacts to certain things. If you find that your child has an allergy to something, whether it is mild or severe, there are some supplies to keep in your home that would be very helpful should a surprise allergic reaction arise. These supplies are as follows.

  1. Benadryl/Claritin- Each of these medications can be bought over the counter and are completely safe for your child...
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How to Stock Your Medicine Cabinet Like a Pro

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When’s the last time you checked your medicine cabinet? Do you have all the supplies you need to treat minor symptoms? Here are some medical supplies you should have in your home in the case of a minor emergency in your family:

Fever, Body Pain and Headaches

  • Acetaminophen – A safer choice than aspirin, care should be taken to avoid mixing it with any other tablet or syrup that contains acetaminophen to avoid overdose.
  • Aspirin – A staple of medical supplies and a popular fever reducer and painkiller. If there is someone in your family who is about to undergo surgery or is on blood thinners, make sure they avoid it. Also, teenagers and children in your home should avoid it as it is connected to Reye’s syndrome, a condition that involves swelling of the liver and brain.

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Dealing With Winter Allergies? What You Need to Know to Feel Better

When you think of allergies, you probably picture pollen and grass. These aren’t problems in the winter, but that doesn’t mean you’re free from allergies this time of year. Here’s some important information to help you feel better when dealing with winter allergies.

Sources and Symptoms of Winter Allergiesallergies

Indoor triggers set off your allergies in the winter, leading to coughing, sneezing, irritated eyes, itchy throat, runny nose and dark circles under your eyes. The most common sources of winter allergies include:

  • Mold: This fungus grows in dark, moist places, such as the basement and bathroom. Spores are swept up into the air and cause allergies.
  • Dust: Comprised primarily of dead skin cells, dust mite droppings and textile fibers, dust is a major indoor irritant.
  • Pet dander: Whe...
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Protect Your Home From Dust Mites and Breathe Easier

dust mitesDust mites are microscopic creatures that can trigger sinus problems, asthma-like symptoms or skin rashes in people allergic to them. Dust mites are more common in humid parts of the country, but they can turn up in drier areas as well. You can protect your home from dust mites with a few changes around your home. 

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Health Conditions That Warrant a Medical-Health Bracelet

diabetic medical-health bracelet, Boca Raton, FloridaMedical emergencies have one important thing in common: Minutes — and even seconds — count. The sooner emergency responders assess the situation, the faster the appropriate action can begin.

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Treating Summertime Bites and Stings

summertime bites and stings, Boca Raton, FloridaSummertime bites and stings are inevitable for most of us. When an insect or spider bites or stings, a mild to serious reaction to the venom is possible.

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