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What Makes Kids Susceptible to Allergies?

What makes kids susceptible to allergies?

As of 2001, around 35% of all children deal with some form of allergy. But what makes kids susceptible to allergies? A report published in Paediatrics Child Health shows that these numbers have been steadily increasing and may continue to increase. Therefore, as a parent, it pays to know a little about allergies and what …

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Does My Kid Have Allergic Asthma?

Does my kid have allergic asthma?

Millions of children suffer from allergies and asthma. However, children can also suffer from allergic asthma. Both asthma and allergies are common, but they can be frightening for children to experience. Children with multiple respiratory issues need to be diagnosed, treated, and their conditions need to be properly managed by a skilled child respiratory specialist. …

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Childhood Allergies and Difficulty Sleeping

Childhood allergies can cause difficulty with sleep for children

The first time your child crawls into bed with you in the middle of the night isn’t a big deal. They need comfort, and it is something you are glad to provide as a parent. However, if your child is routinely waking up during the night or having trouble falling asleep, then it could be …

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Where Do Dust Mites Come From?

Where do dust mites come from?

Dust mites are one of the most common causes of asthma and other respiratory ailments. This is especially true for children and young people, although adults can also suffer breathing problems at the hands of pesky dust mites. What exactly are they, and where do they come from? What are some ways to get rid …

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Can a Humidifier Help Alleviate My Allergies?

Can a humidifier help allergies

Living in a dry climate comes with its own set of challenges. You’re less likely to worry about mold and termites. But, the winter months can be brutal for your respiratory system. Running a heater or wood stove might combat the chill, but it also makes your already dry living environment even drier. What if …

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Do I Have Allergies or a Cold?

Do I have allergies or a cold?

Symptoms of allergies and colds can be strikingly similar, depending on what you are feeling. They both affect millions of people each year, so there may be a time when you ask yourself if you are experiencing a cold or allergies. Allergies affect more than fifty million Americans each year. Adults in the United States …

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Is Oral Allergy Syndrome Dangerous? 

What foods contribute to oral allergy syndrome?

The immune system is a complex thing. Everybody has different tolerances or sensitivities that make us aware of many kinds of allergies that can exist. One of the most common is oral allergy syndrome, which causes the immune system to react negatively to certain pollens or food allergens.  Like most other types of allergies, oral …

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What is a Food Elimination Diet?

Researchers estimate that nearly 32 million Americans have a food allergy. In addition to that, there are a number of people who have stomach issues due to allergies. Many of these go completely undiagnosed. There are also more people out there with intolerances to certain foods. If you are suffering from any of these chronic …

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Allergies and Ear Pain: Why Does Your Ear Hurt?

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night to debilitating ear pain and not known why? Perhaps you tried to clean out your ears, swallow a few times, or alleviate the pressure with a warm cloth. Ear pain is something we experience often as children, but it can still affect us in …

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Allergy Proofing Your Bedroom

If you, or someone you love, suffer from allergies, then you are familiar with the havoc it can cause. Difficulty breathing, itchy eyes, runny nose, stomach cramps, excessive sneezing, vomiting, rashes, and hives are just a few of the allergy symptoms that can hinder your quality of sleep. That is why allergy proofing your bedroom …

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