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Hay fever in children, what can be done?

by Owen Wiseman, H.BSc., on 7 September 2017, Allergies, Children's Health
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It’s that time of year again.

Our predictable April showers have returned new life to the barren grounds left by the cool touch of winter, but just as predictable is your child’s annual visit from hay fever.

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Cleaning your home: Stay fresh without making your hayfever worse

by Sonia Chartier, on 20 April 2017, Allergies
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Is cleaning your home becoming a daily trial for your hayfever symptoms?

Hayfever can make you more sensitive, especially to flowers, artificial air fresheners and the chemicals in cleaning products.

Let’s take a look at how to keep your home clean without triggering or exacerbating your hayfever symptoms…

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Allergy Season: Can there be good and bad seasons for allergies?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 16 March 2017, Allergies
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If there’s one predictable quality about seasonal allergies, it is that you can bank on their arrival during the spring and fall of each year.

Less predictable these days, however, is the severity of seasonal allergy symptoms….

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10 Triggers of Allergic Asthma

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 14 December 2016, Allergies
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Allergic reactions to a number of substances, like pollen, mold, dust mites, animal dander, and the environment, have become commonplace and can cause any number of unpleasant reactions.

And these common and unsuspecting triggers can make asthma symptoms worse.  Find out easy tips to address allergic asthma flare-ups.

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What is an Allergy?

by Sonia Chartier, on 27 May 2014, Allergies
what is an allergy

An allergy occurs when your immune system recognizes an environmental or food molecule (allergen) as a dangerous intruder to get rid of.  The dreaded symptoms are just the tools your body has to get rid of the intruder.

The allergy mechanism  is quite complex and involves the immune system and a series of biochemical reactions.  It ends up with histamine and other mediators being released in the bloodstream and causing symptoms. Allergens may result from our environment, food, medication, or personal care products like skin creams or suntan lotions.

The body’s response to an allergen results in “allergy symptoms” ranging from mild to severe, and sometimes deadly.   If you are experiencing an allergic reaction you may feel tired, hazy, dizzy, or exhibit cold or flu-like symptoms.

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