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Understanding Mold Allergies

What is a mold allergy?

Understanding Mold Allergies

A mold allergy is when your body overreacts to mold spores that you breathe in. Being around mold spores can make you cough and experience other symptoms. Many times your mold allergy is associated with asthma. If you have a mold allergy, it is best to reduce or avoid your exposure to different types of molds that can cause an allergic reaction.

Symptoms of mold allergy

There are a variety of signs and symptoms that can occur when you have a mold allergy. Mold…

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Asthma and Scented Candles

Asthma and Scented Candles

During the festive holidays, we usually buy candles fragranced with pumpkin spice, pine tree, or even apple cinnamon. Scented candles are one of the easiest ways to decorate and create an atmosphere for the holidays. However, scented candles are not always a good thing, especially for people with asthma. The scented candles can be so fragrant that they can trigger asthma attacks in asthmatics. Additionally, some candles can emit harmful substances, such as benzene and toluene, that are dangerous pollutants and not only trigger…

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Seasonal Fall Asthma and Allergies

Seasonal Fall Asthma and Allergies

Fall is the season of pumpkin spice, hay-rides, and colorful leaves. When you think of Fall, you usually don’t think of asthma and allergies. Even though it’s not Spring or Summer, you should still be aware that asthma and allergies could occur during Fall.

During the season of Fall, the main triggers of asthma and allergies are ragweed and outdoor molds. In the early Fall months, the pollen from ragweed, sagebrush, and tumbleweed are prevalent in the air. Ragweed grows almost everywhere, and…

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Asthma Patients Should Get The Flu Vaccine

Asthma Patients Should Get The Flu Vaccine

People with asthma should get a flu vaccine every year since the flu infection can be more serious for asthma patients, even in mild or well-controlled asthma. The reason is because in asthma, the airways in the lungs are swollen and sensitive. The viruses that cause the flu, the influenza viruses, can infect the lungs triggering asthma attacks and worsening asthma symptoms. The infection can also lead to more serious complications such as pneumonia or other acute respiratory…

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What is Nucala?

What is Nucala?

Nucala is a prescription medication that can be used to treat severe eosinophilic asthma. Eosinophilic asthma is a rare subtype of asthma that is often severe and has an onset in adults. The condition is characterized by having an increased in the white blood cells, called eosinophils, in the respiratory system. Nucala is a treatment option for some asthma patients, especially those with eosinophilic asthma. Nucala is not used to treat sudden breathing problems in asthma.

Nucala, For Patients 12 and Older

Nucala is a subcutaneous injection and…

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The Top Food Allergies

The Top Food Allergies

Many adults and children have a food allergy that significantly impacts their quality of life. A food allergy is a condition where an exposure to a certain food or food allergen will cause a harmful immune response. The immune response is called an allergic reaction. Symptoms of the allergic food reaction can range from mild to severe symptoms and appear within minutes to 2 hours after ingestion of the food. Mild symptoms include minor itching, hives, or skin rashes. Severe reactions involve coughing, wheezing,…

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Allergic Reactions To Fire Ant Stings

Allergic Reactions To Fire Ant Stings

Fire ants are insects that sting and are typically found in the South and Southeastern to Southwestern areas of the United States. The fire ant stings can occur anytime throughout the year, but peaks during the summer months. Fire ants sting by attaching itself to the skin, injecting its venom, and stinging on average of 8 stings at a time.

Types of Allergic Reactions

The fire ant stings can cause painful local reactions and even life threatening anaphylaxis. Typical reactions present with…

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Vacationing For An Allergy Sufferer

Vacationing For An Allergy Sufferer

Summer is here and it is a time when everyone takes an opportunity for a break and relaxes. If you are an allergy sufferer, then you know it will take slightly more planning for your vacation to avoid triggers getting in the way. Thorough preparations can help prevent a lot of allergy issues. Here are some tips to help you prepare for your next allergy-free vacation.

  1. Consider your destination when planning your vacation. Select a spot that avoids your allergy triggers. The…
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Is Summer Allergies a Myth?

Is Summer Allergies a Myth?

You probably have heard of seasonal and outdoor allergies, but maybe not of summer allergies before. Many of you may think it does not exist. However surprisingly enough, there is such a thing as summer allergies. Allergies in the summer can be just as severe and bothersome as it is in the spring and fall. If you are prone to allergies in general, then your allergies can occur even in the summer time. You can experience symptoms of runny nose, watery eyes,…

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The Importance of the Rescue Inhaler in Asthma Management

The Importance of the Rescue Inhaler in Asthma Management

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the airways of the lungs. At times asthma can manifest as an attack that occurs when your airways close and mucus buildup quickly. Many things such as common cold, pollen, dust, house dust mites, cold air, smoking, or pet dander, can trigger an asthma attack. You may even consider using a rescue inhaler before a workout to prevent an asthma attack.

Rescue Inhalers are for Instant Relief

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