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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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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Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments

When you realise just how toxic some prescribed and over-the-counter medications can be, it is a good idea, if possible, to use natural products to achieve the same effect in the case of most minor childhood ailments. Many children’s medicines, unfortunately, contain artificial colorants, flavours and preservatives, which can certainly …

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Allergies to Bathing Products

A rising number of children suffer from allergies and some of the key culprits include commonly used products, such as bubble bath, soaps or sun care lotions. Most of these types of allergies come in the form of skin reactions – rashes, eczema, spots, irritation or even blisters. They’re painful, …

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Nut Allergies in Children

If your child or a child in your care suffers from nut allergies, then you need to be fully aware of how it affects them and how to minimise the risk. Research suggests that up to a quarter of a million children in the UK, or about one in 50 …

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Coealic Disease and Avoiding Gluten

About one in 100 people in the UK have coeliac disease, this figure includes adults and children, and many more may be yet to be fully diagnosed. Although coeliac disease is often thought to be a form of food intolerance or allergy, this is not the case. In fact, coeliac …

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