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Asthma Symptoms Triggered by Asprin?

Q: After taking asprin recently, I began to get asthma symptoms. I’ve since read online that some asthmatics are sensitive to asprin. Can you tell me why?  Dr. Bassett: A small number of those with asthma can be adversely affected by asprin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen. In some cases, the resulting […]

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Are Sinus Infections Connected to Asthma?

Q: I have moderate-persistent asthma and get frustrated with how often I get sinus infections. Is sinusitis actually connected to asthma and is there a good way to control it?  Dr. Bassett: The relationship of your sinuses and their effects on the lungs is well known. Some even refer to the nose-lung connection as the […]

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Mold: What Are Its Effects on Health?

Molds are fungi that exist almost everywhere in the outdoors – and inside, they’re a common component of household dust. But mold can become a nightmare when there’s a large amount and it’s busily forming colonies in your home. Like any pollens, dust and other airborne allergens, mold can cause a host of reactions in […]

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Tips to Stop a Mold Problem

  Clean up any leaks or spills right away. If moisture is removed within 24-48 hours of appearing, mold is unlikely to grow. Check your roof and repair or replace it immediately if you detect a leak; also repair any cracks or openings in your siding, and make sure your rain gutters are clear of […]

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How To: Get a Hold on Mold

If you’ve got allergies or asthma, mold in the home is bad news. Fortunately, Allergic Living’s handy how-to guide will spare you from the spores. By Jennifer Van Evra It’s the houseguest you never want – and one of the toughest to send packing. Especially in damp climates, indoor mold is one of the most […]

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Fragrance Sensitivity: Hard to Breathe, Tough to Touch

The sign on Joyce Miller’s office door reads: “Please do not wear scented products near this office. Chemicals in scented products can trigger serious health reactions in people with asthma and other sensitivities. I am one of them. Thank you for your consideration!” A librarian in upstate New York, Miller admits that it took some […]

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Roundup: AAAAI 2013 Coverage

A list of some of the most fascinating findings from this year’s meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

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Alcohol Reactions with Asthma Linked to Aspirin

Three-quarters of patients with asthma and sensitivity to Aspirin are getting asthma flare-ups from alcohol.

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Currents for Summer 2012

This asthma and allergy publication is produced by the Canadian Network for Respiratory Care in conjunction with Allergic Living magazine. Subscribers to the Canadian edition of Allergic Living will receive each quarterly issue in the magazine with their subscription. The CNRC thanks GlaxoSmithKline for an educational grant in support of this consumer health publication. Currents Summer 2012

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Urine Test Predicts Asthma in Kids

A researcher with the AllerGen research network in Canada is hoping a urine test he’s developing will turn the grey area of diagnosing asthma into simple black and white. Asthma can be tricky for a doctor to diagnose, especially in young kids. Symptoms can mimic other diseases and spirometry, the breathing test to diagnose asthma, […]

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