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Allergy Sufferers Staying Healthy In Winter

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Allergy sufferers may get a welcome respite from outdoor offenders like pollen and mold during the colder months of the calendar, but many suffer from indoor allergies, as well. To stay ahead of the game, there are some things you can do to try and avoid an all-out attack on your system. Many of these recommendations also work for avoiding transmission of colds and flu viruses.

Indoor triggers include dust mites, mold, pet dander, smoke and poor indoor air quality, among others, and can start off an attack and possibly lead to a secondary upper-respiratory infection and asthma. One way to keep symptoms from cropping up, is to keep taking your usual allergy medicine well into the winter months.

If you come in contact with an indoor allergen like dust or mold, doctors recommend washing your skin immediately and changing clothes to avoid symptoms developing. Try not to rub your eyes which may increase irritation rather than help the situation. These two suggestions are also a good way to avoid transmitting viruses that may be lurking around your house. You may additionally choose to wear rubber gloves or an allergen-blocking mask when doing things you know will be kicking-up a lot of dust or mold.

It also is suggested to keep your house clean, by washing or treating soft materials (bedding, carpeting, drapes, etc.) regularly to cut down on dust mites. You may also opt in the long run if you have acute indoor allergies, to switch-out dust mite and pet dander-harboring carpets and rugs for hardwood or tile surfaces that are easier to keep allergen-free. Remember, too, that changing air filters in your heating system and cleaning humidifiers in the home can help cut down on offensive particles flying around, as well.

Many allergy sufferers also find relief from repeated use of a natural sinus rinse product like Neil Med’s Sinus Rinse or Neti Pot, which can be found, along with other branded versions, at most pharmacies.

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Another great sinus wash is from nasopure at nasopure.com. I use it now as well as my 5 year old son. I came across nasopure after my son's two sinus surgeries. His ENT recommened a neti pot, but they are a little difficult for young children. The already mixed sprays were to much pressure for him. Once we found nasopure we have not turned back and my son is able to do the wash himself with very little assistance. It is a soft flexible bottle that is very easy to clean.

God Bless

January 25, 2010 - 6:52pm

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January 13, 2010 - 6:18pm
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With the H1N1 scare this year and all the vaccine hoopla I went a bit germaphobe and googled how to teach kids about germs at the start of the school year. Found a new program called Germ Smarts for kids and got it for home and for our child’s preschool. It was a bit pricey but has probably saved us hundreds as the kids have not been bringing home every germ on the planet from preschool and we are no longer playing the “pass the germ” game around the house! Simple program but huge difference in staying healthy for everyone.

January 12, 2010 - 11:21pm
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For some > Allergy Season is ALL Year.

And ( from my experience) for those Year-round sufferers ...

their Allergy Status is often "Not very Good" ..
and the progression of their Allergy MARCH has quite likely already moved on to Allergic Asthma ( Achoo & Ouch ).

Thus said...

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But ...More Importantly ... > Let's FOCUS on Your Kids !

Allergy Parents of Allergy Children.

Today’s ALLERGY (March) = Tomorrow’s (Allergic) ASTHMA ( Achoo & Ouch ) !

Allergy / Allergic Asthma Parents of Allergy Children > Know first hand the Health and Quality of Life Limitations that their ALLERGIES have caused them...

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Allergy MARCH = Allergy Parents > Allergy INFANT / Birth > Eczema > G.I. > Ear > Respiratory > Rhinitis > Allergic ASTHMA ( Achoo & Ouch ! ).

Take ALLERGY > Out of your Child's Future.


> If Your Child is Genetically PreDisposed to Allergy / Allergic Asthma.

> If .. 1 in 3 INFANTs > Begin Life Fighting a LifeTime ( Ouch ) Progression / Cascade of multiple "Allergy Driven" Diseases > Clinically Termed > ALLERGY MARCH.

> If ….. Allergy MARCH = Allergy Parents = Allergy INFANT / Birth > Eczema > G.I. / Behavioral > Ear > Respiratory Issues > Allergic Rhinitis > Allergic ASTHMA ( Achoo & Ouch ).

> If... 80% of Child Asthma display Symptoms before Age 5 and 90% Asthma Pediatrics = "Allergic" Asthma.

>> Would You do whatever is necessary to Identify & Prevent the Progression of Your Child’s Allergy Disease March to Allergic Asthma ?

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AllergyMarchTopTen > 3 Foods / 2 Grass / 1 Dust Mite / 1 Tree / 1 Weed / 1 Mold / 1 Animal

The AllergyMarchTopTen.com > Kit is the ONLY F.D.A. Approved Allergy Test Kit which can be purchased without a Physician’s Prescription !

Given the FDA validated presence of Allergy March in your Child > you / your Primary Dr. can move forward with an Expanded > DropYourAllergies.com > Enviro Allergy Blood Test > Which will test your Child for major Geo-Specific, Seasonal & Year-round Allergens.

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It is NEVER to Late to STOP the Progression of Allergy Disease in Your Child.

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Best Health = Wealth Regards,

Principal > DropYourAllergies.com

January 12, 2010 - 8:54am
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