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Don’t be fooled by cool containers, fresh scents and disinfecting muscle. Here’s how to clean – without polluting your air. For many people with allergies and asthma, regular cleaning can help keep symptoms at bay; and there’s nothing quite like giving your home a thorough once-over. But depending on what products you use, that sheen […]
Kids with food allergies are increasingly likely to be bullied, teased or harrassed. Why is this so common? And what you can do to make school a safe haven.
The pollen’s out and once again you’re congested and bleary-headed. Do you get a few allergy symptoms or the whole enchilada? HEADACHE Allergies cause fluid to build up in the sinuses, putting pressure on the nerves in the area. This can lead to a headache directly above the eyes. The pain is different for each […]
As any parent of a child with eczema will tell you, it can be quite a struggle to get the skin condition under control. But Dr. Douglas Leavengood, an allergist based in Biloxi, Mississippi, swears by a simple treatment found readily in the pantry: sea salt. About 20 years ago, Leavengood noticed that many of […]
A quick manicure at your local nail salon or spa can be a relaxing pick-me-up, but don’t get too lulled by the pampering. Many manicurists massage conditioning oil into your hands to moisturize your cuticles and nails. A common ingredient in cuticle softener? Sweet almond oil. According to South Carolina-based salon owner Rosanne Kinley, who’s […]
From the Allergic Living archives; this popular article was first published in the magazine in 2010. Dr. Antony Ham Pong knew that sesame allergies were on the rise. It was the mid-1990s, and at the time, no other countries in the world had included the tiny seed on their lists of “priority allergens” – that […]
We spend up to 90 per cent of our time indoors, sealed tightly into our homes, trying to prevent costly energy loss and escape the chill of winter and the heat of summer. But there’s a big looming cloud over the cozy picture. It’s inside air pollution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) labels indoor […]