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Four Tips For Beating Springtime Allergies

Every year starting as early as February and lasting well into the summer, many asthmatics seem to get one of those "springtime colds" that lasts for weeks and never seems to go away. Often what people think is just an irritating prolonged cold are actually allergies. If symptoms include clear nasal discharge and congestion, itchy eyes and ears, no fevers, wheezing, sneezing, or cough and lasts more than 1-2 weeks, the problem may be allergies. Asthmatics should take several steps to accurately diagnose and treat possible seasonal allergies. 1. Find the Culprit-The best way to discover for sure what is aggravating allergy and asthma problems is to have skin prick testing done by a board-certified allergist.

Bed Bug Bites - How To Treat Them

Having bed bug bites all over your body could be one of your horrendous experience in life. Imagine waking up from your sleep only to be greeted by itchy red marks instead of being greeted with the smile of your wife and kids. Most people can't bear the itchiness of the bites and start scratching all over the place. Some can just leave the marks like that and let them disappear slowly without treating the bites properly. The best practice would be to treat the bed bug bites so that your skin is free from infection, as well as reducing the itchiness and the swelling of the bites. But how would you treat the bites? That's the question that most people are searching for the answer every single day.

Allergies, Adrenal Exhaustion, Fatigue and Gut Permeability - How it All Fits Together

Allergies have become one of the most prevalent problems of our modern age; most people seem to have some form of allergy. What exactly is an allergy how is it manifest, what causes it and what can we do about it? What is an allergy? To most people allergy is hay fever, or some symptom experienced after eating some specific food. Allergies can be of two types, environmental such as hay fever, usually a reaction to pollen, or a food allergy, a reaction to a food item. Reactions can vary from itchy eyes, running nose to anaphaxtic shock which can involve the swelling of the airways which can be life threatening. What cause an allergy or food sensitivity?

Wheat Gluten Allergies

Nobody wants to live with an allergy. It's especially troubling when you're allergic to a particular type of food. An allergy to wheat can be especially troubling since it's found in so many foods. Gluten is a rubbery protein that's contained in grains. It's common in breads that are made from wheat, barley, rye and oats. It's these proteins that people are allergic to. Albumin, globulin, gluetnin and gliadin are the four basic proteins that can be found in wheat. As with any allergy it's best to recognize your wheat allergy symptoms. While it's possible for them to vary, depending on the person, the most common signs and symptoms of a gluten wheat allergy are swelling, hives, nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, asthma and a skin rash.

Eczema Treatments and Dust Mite's Extraordinary Challenge

Dust mites present an extraordinary challenge for people with eczema. It is believed that dust mites may incite up to 90% total of all eczema flare ups. There are a number of things you can do to get rid of dust mites. It begins with getting rid of their main food source. Why is this challenge extraordinary? I called this challenge an extraordinary one because it is a huge problem if left untreated. Once you do treat it, you may very well find that there is nothing in your home that causes your eczema to flare anymore. Treating dust mites primarily involves getting rid of their source of food. What do dust mites eat? Dust mites eat dander, whether it is human dander (dead skin, hair and fingernails) or animal dander.

How to Protect Your Children From Respiratory Illness

There's nothing more frightening for new parents than the thought that their child may be sick. While most parents do well keeping their child away from common cold and flu germs, not everyone takes into account the affect household allergens may have on a newborn. Common respiratory symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, coughing and difficulty breathing are often examples of allergic rhinitis, or respiratory allergies, and are caused by a simple factor in the child's environment. Dust mites, pet dander, mold, pollen -young children can develop allergies to a number of everyday things. Luckily, removing allergens and thus preventing or reducing allergic reactions can be a very easy process.

Dust Mite Control - a Mandatory Eczema Treatment

Controlling dust mites should be a mandatory eczema treatment. Dust mites spread rapidly in environments where little is known about them. The next few paragraphs will begin to inform you a little of the nature of dustmites and the effect they may have in your home. Why should controlling dust mites be mandatory? Next to pollen, dust mites are the leading cause of all allergies, including eczema flare ups. Numerous studies and eczema sufferers have proved that when the environment is treated for dust mites significant improvements to health are achieved. How fast do dust mites spread? The rate of increase of dust mites are affected by how much comfortable living space they are afforded.

Are You Inhaling Dust Mite Feces?

When dust mite droppings are repeatedly inhaled they can be the cause of skin and other problems with people who have atopic illnesses. If not inhaled, their effect becomes that much less of an issue. The question is, how does a person make sure that they are not inhaling this source of aggravation? The first suggestion is obvious even to you if you had thought about it. You can live inside an iron lung. The good thing is dust mites are an indoor problem so when you go outside you can leave the lung alone until you go indoors again. You may find it more feasible to treat your pillows for dust mites though. When you are sleeping if your bedding is not covered for dust mites your pillow will be loaded with dust mite feces and enzymes, and you will inhale the particles.

Latex Allergy Symptoms

A latex skin allergy can be one of the most frustrating of all allergies. It can be caused by rubber gloves, latex pillows, a latex mattress, certain kinds of paint or even condoms. Who can suffer from latex allergies? Many times people who work in the healthcare industry develop allergies from latex gloves. Since they use gloves help to fight the spread of germs and bacteria, an allergic reaction to latex can cause serious health issues, not only to the person who suffers from the allergy, but the patience's they are treating. It's important to note, in most cases contact with latex is needed to trigger a reaction. However, it is possible for latex allergies to travel through the air.

Should I Still Treat For Dust Mites If My Reactions Are Caused by Something Else?

Not all eczema is caused by dust mites. A very important question you will want to have answered is; should I still treat my surroundings for dust mites if my problem is caused by another allergen? Let's briefly consider a few alternatives that may help you come to a conclusion that satisfies you. Consider this, you have a disease. The person next to you has this same disease, but the cause of it is slightly different (at least so you think). He treats his environment for mites and gets complete relief. The reason why he treated his environment is because he grew to understand that dust mites leave enzymes that have an adverse effect on the skin barrier of people who have eczema.

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