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Everything You Need To Know About Fall Allergies

Everything You Need To Know About Fall Allergies

Every season has particular triggers and conditions that contribute to an uptick in allergy and asthma symptoms for a lot of people. Depending on your level of preparedness, you might ride through that season relatively unscathed…or you might be buying bulk boxes of Kleenex. Even more troublesome can be increased asthma attacks due to these triggers and conditions; if an asthmatic is unable to get control of their breathing with an inhaler or nebulizer, they may find themselves in the…

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Pillows & Allergies: Are You Sleeping With The Enemy?

Pillows & Allergies: Are You Sleeping With The Enemy?

If you’re plagued by a chronically runny nose, sniffles or watery eyes, there’s a good chance you have allergies. The question is: what kind of allergies? While a trip to an allergist might be in order, there are proactive steps you can take to reduce allergens in your home. One of the best places to start is with a household staple you get up close and person with on a daily basis: your pillow. Think about it: for 8 hours…

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Asked & Answered: Can A Dehumidifier Help Control Dust Mites?

Asked & Answered: Can A Dehumidifier Help Control Dust Mites?

Q: Is it true that a dehumidifier can help control dust mites? A: Yes. Dust mites – barely visible to the naked eye – aren’t like typical bugs that bite or burrow into the human body. They feed on dead skin from pets and humans, and their fecal pellets contain an allergen to which millions of people are highly allergic. These little pests are nearly everywhere; roughly 4 out of 5 homes in the US have detectable levels of dust…

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Refresh That Old Mattress!

Refresh That Old Mattress!

Is your mattress…showing its age? Past its prime? Have you and it come to an impasse, and you’re one step away from kicking it to the curb? Conventional wisdom (to say nothing of mattress stores) will tell you to replace your mattress if you’re consistently sleeping poorly, find it lumpy and uncomfortable, or simply have had it over 8 years. Prevention Magazine corroborates those guidelines, noting that, “A good mattress lasts 9 to 10 years, according to the National Sleep…

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