Spring is here, and it’s time for spring cleaning! For allergy and asthma fighters, a thorough cleaning can help control symptoms. Making changes to your indoor environment can take some time and effort. However, these changes will produce an indoor environment that is less allergenic, easier to clean, and healthier for the whole family.
Atopic dermatitis, also called atopic eczema, is a common chronic skin disease. People with atopic dermatitis tend to have dry, itchy, easily irritated skin. Many things can make the itch and rash of atopic dermatitis worse.
Some people end up with more than a headache following a holiday party. For many Americans, ingredients in both food and beverages can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms.
Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter, such as fallen leaves and dead trees. But indoors, mold growth should be avoided.
Approximately 35 percent of children with food allergies over the age of five reported experiencing bullying, teasing, or harassment because of their allergies.
Allergies are typically associated with pollen and the outdoors. But as cold temperatures drive us indoors each winter, many Americans find they are allergic to conditions inside their own homes.
Come late summer, many Americans begin to experience the symptoms of ragweed allergy, or hay fever. Sneezing; stuffy or runny nose; itchy eyes, nose, and throat; and trouble sleeping can make life uncomfortable for these people. Some of them also must deal with asthma attacks. All this can begin when ragweeds release pollen into the air, and it can continue almost until frost kills the plant.
Parents of children with food allergies are aware of the dangers lurking in Halloween treats, but little attention is paid to asthma, which can also be frightening for asthmatic children participating in Halloween festivities.