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The Asthma Basics

The Asthma Basics

If you have a chronic disease, you know that having a good understanding of your disease state is important to managing it. Asthma is one of the most common chronic disorders that affect the lungs. It is an inflammatory disease that causes changes in the airways. Let’s take time to review some basic information about asthma to better recognize and manage the disease.

Asthma and Your Lungs

Asthma causes three main changes in the airways of the lungs. The lung linings of the airways get swollen and inflamed….

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Tips for the Allergy Prone Pet Lover

Tips for the Allergy Prone Pet Lover

Having a pet can help decrease stress, improve mood, and positively affect your health. These are just a few reasons why having a pet is beneficial. Just because you have a pet allergy does not mean you can’t have your own pet. There is even research saying that having a pet in the home can help lower a child’s likelihood of developing related allergies. Let’s take a look at some of the ways to help reduce pet dander…

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Bee Sting Allergies

Bee Sting Allergies

April showers bring May flowers, and with flowers also bring bees. Flowers attract bees because the nectar and pollen from the flowers can be collected for food. Bees have a major role in helping plants and flowers grow by helping them pollinate. While collecting food from the flowers, bees can carry pollen from one plant or flower to another. The food that bees collect is honey, and is something that many of us enjoy! Even though bees serve multiple purposes, they are not always welcomed. Not…

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Spring Cleaning to Reduce Indoor Allergies

Spring Cleaning to Reduce Indoor Allergies

Spring is here and it’s a time when many of us do a thorough cleaning of our homes. If you suffer from allergies, you know that keeping triggers away is a must. Cleaning your home is one of the best ways to reduce indoor allergies.

Before you begin, be sure to protect yourself from all the dust and mold that you will be cleaning by wearing a mask. Also keep in mind that harsh chemicals and scented agents used to clean…

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Do I Have Seasonal Allergies?

Do I Have Seasonal Allergies?

When the spring season hits, do you start having allergic reactions? While most people are celebrating the warmer weather, you might be dreading the spread of pollen due to its impact on your health. Could you be suffering from seasonal allergies? Keep reading a bit more to learn what seasonal allergies are and what you can do if you think you are experiencing them.

What causes seasonal allergies?

Seasonal allergies are caused when everything begins blossoming. Trees, grass, and pollen are typically the culprits…

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Planning for Food Allergies with Easter Candy Baskets

Planning for Food Allergies with Easter Candy Baskets

Giving your children candy-filled Easter baskets is a tradition that many families hold dear. However, food allergies can make that tradition a bit more challenging. While there are plenty of non-candy alternatives for creating fun-filled Easter baskets, but if candy is what your children crave, there are many candies that are allergy-friendly. While reading the labels is always essential for food allergies, here are some possible Easter candy choices for those with various food allergies:

Peanut-Free and Tree-Nut Free…

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4 Ways to Cope With Irritating Spring Allergies

4 Ways to Cope With Irritating Spring Allergies

If you are one of the 20% of Americans that fall victim to seasonal allergies, springtime likely is not fun for you. From watery and itchy eyes to sneezing, congestion, and a stuffy nose, spring allergies are nothing to balk at. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to try to reduce your spring allergy symptoms.

  1. Try over the counter medications.
  2. Your first step when it comes to managing spring allergies is utilizing over the counter medications….

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Are You Dealing with a Chronic Cough? Learn the Potential Causes and Treatments

Are You Dealing with a Chronic Cough? Learn the Potential Causes and Treatments

If you have been coughing for days or even weeks it may feel as though your cough is never going to go away. The truth is that, from a medical perspective, a chronic cough is one that has lasted for at least eight weeks. It is a cough that prevents a person from taking part in the activities they enjoy. It can make it…

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How to Tell the Difference Between a Cold, the Flau, and Allergies

How to Tell the Difference Between a Cold, the Flau, and Allergies

If you’re feeling under the weather it can be hard to know what the cause is. If you have an aching body, cannot stop sniffling, and are constantly sneezing then you could be dealing with any number of issues. You may be coughing so much that you cannot go about your normal activities. One of the biggest issues with this scenario is that it’s impossible to treat until…

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Sinus Infections and Sinus Headaches Are Not the Same Thing: Learn How to Tell the Difference

Sinus Infections and Sinus Headaches Are Not the Same Thing: Learn How to Tell the Difference

At we treat many conditions and sinus conditions are one of the most common. Though many people deal with issues involving the sinuses, many people do not understand the specifics. Namely, we find that many people confuse sinus headaches with chronic sinus infections.

Today we are going to discuss the similarities and differences between these…

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