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Spring is the time of year when many people complain about seasonal allergy symptoms such as runny noses, congestion, rashes, itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, coughing--and just generally feeling miserable. About 16.9 million Americans had allergies in 2007, and there were 12.2 million doctor's office visits for allergies in 2006, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

(ARA) - What does a cartoon nose with red sneakers and year-round sniffles have to do with learning about nasal allergies? Well this nose, Ronnie Nose, is the star of "Don't Blow It," a new online health game that uses humor and animation to help teach people about nasal allergies.

NEW YORK -- Toss, reuse, sell, recycle. When it comes to getting rid of stuff, knowing what to throw out is only part of the equation. You also have to figure out what to do with it.

For the more than 50 million people in the U.S. who suffer from allergies, there's good news. That's because there may be a number of helpful steps one can take to help manage the symptoms. Symptoms and causes Common allergy symptoms include sneezing, wheezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery, red eyes.

The nasal congestion, frequent sneezing and frequent headaches familiar to allergy sufferers tend to become severe before patients see Dr. Jesse Wardlow, an ear, nose and throat specialist affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. For patients who suffer from allergies, "every year is a bad year," he said.

Understanding triggers helps control asthma attacks
McDuffie Mirror, GA
Common asthma triggers are tobacco smoke, dust mites, cockroaches and pets. Tobacco smoke is one of the easiest asthma triggers to control. Simply reduce your exposure and make sure no one smokes in your home or vehicle. Sufficient evidence links dust ...
Asthma UK Issues Advice On Managing Asthma In Hot Weather Conditions Medical News Today (press release)
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Cleaning your mattress - (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 20:15:25 GMT)

Cleaning your mattress
I was shocked at how much dust came out of my mattress with every hit, but knew that this was the muck that I wanted to get out. What was coming out? Dust mites and leftovers like bits we slough off, from the people sleeping there (me and my fiancé. ...

Tips for keeping the sneezes, coughs away
Around 40 to 50 million Americans are allergic to something, whether it's tree and grass pollen, dust mites, mold spores, cat dander, cockroaches or peanuts. Allergy shots and antihistamines can help, but there's a lot you can do at home to limit how ...

Keeping healthy in summer pollen
Moorpark Acorn,  USA
These symptoms can be triggered by a number of stimuli, such as: •Dust that contains dust mites, pollen, mold and animal dander as well as irritants. •Furry animals, such as cats, dogs, rabbits and other pets. •Fungi, including molds too small to be ...

Asthma and Allergy-free Vacations, FL
Ocean breezes are generally free of allergens, and dust mites don't thrive at elevations above 2500 feet. Mold spores are killed by snow. · Talk to your allergist. This is especially important if you are going to travel abroad and may need vaccinations ...
Clearing the air on allergies in the home Mail Tribune
'Tis the season for allergies Detroit Free Press
'Tis the season to be sneezing' Today's Zaman
ABC 4 - Science News
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Swamp Coolers and Kids' Allergies - KOLO (Wed, 03 Jun 2009 00:49:31 GMT)

Swamp Coolers and Kids' Allergies
They tend to add humidity to the air, which allows molds and dust mites to thrive--two known aggrevators of kid's allergies. “About three times more likely to have an allergy to dust mites or mold if you lived in an environment with a swamp ...

Simple Upgrades For A Healthier Home, NY
Contributing to the problem are construction practices and products that seal the home, preventing outside air from diluting indoor pollutants including pet dander, pollen, dust mites and other allergens-and even some viruses. ...

Hide and Seek: Finding allergens in the home., Canada
Common household allergens such as dust mites, dander, pollen and mould have a considerable impact on allergy sufferers, causing them to experience puffy, watery and itchy eyes, a dripping nose and respiratory problems such as sneezing and wheezing. ...

Innovation in Textiles

Beckaert dust mite allergy treatment awarded at Interzum
Innovation in Textiles, UK
Thanks to our woven or knitted mattress ticking treated with Purotex, great numbers of people can be freed from allergic reactions caused by the presence of dust mites. Real life scientific tests by independent bodies have proven that Purotex treated ...
Hidden dangers lurking in your home - KGO-TV (Tue, 02 Jun 2009 23:38:49 GMT)

Hidden dangers lurking in your home
The EPA says that the air inside our home is more polluted than the air outside (plants, examples of bad flooring) Dangerous Floorings: Your carpet can harbor allergens like pollen, dust mites, and mold. It can also trap dust containing toxins like ...
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