Category: Asthma and Allergies

Allergy Overload 0

Allergy Overload

Fall foliage and autumn breezes may be cranking up your sneeze factor, but also consider how these secondary triggers can aggravate allergies… A drink: Studies indicate the histamines in alcohol can set off sniffles,...

Allergy Attack 0

Allergy Attack

As summer transitions to fall, 2 abundant allergens will return: ragweed and mold. Those allergic to ragweed may experience hay fever symptoms including eye irritation, runny nose, puffy eyes, sneezing, and itchy nose and...

Asthma Attack Management 0

Asthma Attack Management

If asthma attacks are frequent, in spite of a diligent search for causative factors, and the first-line treatments are not adequate, management of the condition is much more difficult. The strongest anti-inflammatory drugs are...

Ways to Avoid an Asthma Attack 0

Ways to Avoid an Asthma Attack

Take vitamin C – Lack of vitamin C can cause asthma, high-dose vitamin C relieves it. Researchers have found that asthma is linked to both a decreased preference for foods containing vitamin C and...

Symptoms of Asthma 0

Symptoms of Asthma

Wheezing with a cold (usually also with a fever) The majority of colds turn into “chest colds” Wheezing while not sick (“out of the blue”) Wheezing is a squeaking, musical sound produced when breathing...

Precautions for Pesky Allergens 0

Precautions for Pesky Allergens

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, nearly 40 million Americans have allergies. While spring is usually considered the peak season, sufferers can experience attacks any time of year. The most...

More on Food Allergies 0

More on Food Allergies

Food allergies can be fatal In the most serious cases, a food allergen can trigger anaphylaxis, a severe reaction that happens very quickly and can cause selling of the throat, difficulty breathing, and loss...

Smite the Mite 0

Smite the Mite

If your nose constantly begs for a tissue, your eyes tear and burn, and you hear the word Gesundheit several times a day, you might be suffering from a dust mite allergy. But even...

Asthma Alert 0

Asthma Alert

If you or someone in your family relies on Primatene Mist epinephrine spray to help control wheezing and other mild asthma symptoms, talk with your doctor about other options. After almost 50 years on...

Asthma Is No Laughing Matter 0

Asthma Is No Laughing Matter

Laughter may lower blood pressure and boost immunity, among other therapeutic benefits. But for those with asthma, a hearty giggle is no laughing matter. Like other strong emotions and expressions of stress, such as...

Nature’s Antihistamines 0

Nature’s Antihistamines

Over-the-counter antihistamines and decongestants and all those great things that are out there are not always the best answer for allergies are they? Dr. Heath: That’s right. When we think of allergies, we often...

Cough Medicine may not be Helpful 0

Cough Medicine may not be Helpful

A study shows cough medicines may not be effective for patients with acute cough. Over-the-counter cough medicines are commonly used as a first line treatment in patients with acute cough. Researchers from the University...

Wipe Out Dust Mites 0

Wipe Out Dust Mites

You might or might not know this, but dust mites can trigger allergies and asthma. The eight-legged creatures from the spider family live in our homes and feed on skin cells we leave behind....

Your Life’s Breath 0

Your Life’s Breath

Asthma can cause discomfort, disruption, and even life-threatening attacks. May is Asthma Awareness Month; if you or someone you know has asthma, it’s a good reminder to examine triggers and treatments. While there is...

Help for Sudden Hearing Loss 0

Help for Sudden Hearing Loss

One in every 5,000 Americans will suffer sudden hearing loss. It can be caused by a number of conditions including autoimmune disease, viral infection, a blood clot or a broken membrane in the ear....

Sinus Surgery 0

Sinus Surgery

Chronic sinusitis can make a child miserable. Children get sinusitis when the tiny passages which drain the sinuses into the nose are blocked and can’t drain. Now improved surgical techniques make it possible to...

Allergy Sprays 0

Allergy Sprays

Allergies. For years Joy has had symptoms, reacting to pollens from trees, grasses and weeds. Runny nose, itchy, itchy eyes where you want to pluck them out. For others the problem may be in...

Spring Reaction 0

Spring Reaction

With the emergence of spring’s life-giving colors, fragrances, and weather comes an aggravation that affects 40 million Americans: allergies. If the sneezing and wheezing make you wish for cold weather, try these tips for...

Asthma 0

Asthma

Asthma is a condition in which a person’s airways – the tubes through which air travels to and from the lungs – become periodically inflamed. The inflammation causes the tubes to narrow, restricting the...