Does Your Child Have Hidden Allergies?

Most people regard allergic reactions as the typical presentation of asthma attacks, fits of sneezing and nasal congestion, runny or puffy eyes or skin rashes. There are, however, many other ways in which allergens can physically manifest themselves. Persistent headaches Hot or cold shivers but without any physical change in …

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Asthma in Children and Exposure to Dust

Traditional thinking says that to protect your children from developing asthma, you should keep a spotless house. Well, there’s good news for busy parents everywhere – current research contradicts old school thinking. In fact, babies who are the least likely to develop asthma by the age of four are those …

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Indoor Pollution and Allergies

Most allergy specialists around the world now agree that indoor air pollution is one of the most significant causes of asthma attacks and other allergic responses in children. The greatest contributors to poor indoor air quality for allergy sufferers are; Dust mites and their droppings Animal hair Chemicals used around …

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Coping with Pollen Allergies

Everyone is familiar with grass pollen allergy, or hay fever as it is commonly known. The symptoms are plain to see. Sneezing, itchy, red eyes, runny nose and sometimes a bad attack can Trigger Asthma. Most of the antihistamine manufacturers target hay fever sufferers as their main market with pictures …

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Hyperactivity and Salicylates in Food

There has been much talk in the press about hyperactive toddlers and children, and it is easy for parents to wrongly label a naturally lively and energetic child as suffering from hyperactivity, especially when they are going through the Terrible Twos. The benchmark should always be whether a toddler is …

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Colic in a Breastfed Baby

Colic describes a condition where an otherwise healthy baby cries uncontrollably. The painful wind spasms and digestive upsets can send a baby into a crying fit that can last a whole evening or longer. The cause is not always found, although when it happens in a breastfed baby it could …

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Medicines That Make Sunshine a Danger

Many medications, alternative therapies, essential oils and fragrances can cause skin to break out into painful rashes, burns or other skin conditions when children are exposed to sunlight. There is no way of knowing whether a child will be photosensitive when taking certain substances. Even though it may be listed …

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Persistent Ear Problems

Ear infection, or acute otitis media, is the most common medical problem for children in the western world and the major reason for the use of antibiotics and pain relief medication by children. However, many doctors are now finding that routine use of antibiotics is not helpful and can set …

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Teenager’s Problems With Allergies

Just when you thought you had got your child’s allergies under control, along comes puberty and everything seems to get worse. This is not surprising, since immunologists have long known that stress can exacerbate allergies and there is nothing more stressful in life than going through puberty and dealing with …

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Important E-Numbers to Avoid

Health specialists around the world are becoming increasingly convinced that the additives in processed foods are firmly linked to the dramatic rise in Children’s Allergies. However, despite mounting evidence, there has been very few restrictions placed on the food manufacturers in the UK and the USA. Some countries have displayed …

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