If you have seasonal allergic rhinitis (hay fever) then you will be well aware that there is a hay fever season, when you will suffer symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose and blocked nose - all as a result of an allergy to pollen. But it's not just the hay fever season that matters, it is also the weather on the day.
The answers to some questions are so obvious that the questions themselves do not seem worthwhile asking. You might call such questions 'trivial questions.' However, it makes sense to ask why it is important to breathe clean air, because the question can bring awareness to a problem that is not always immediately apparent.
When will the pollen season end? The pollen season is different for different plants and, put simply, it lasts from early spring to late autumn. With global warming on the horizon, it may be that our pollen season will get longer and longer. Here’s what to expect...
If you have asthma then Tuesday 3rd May is your special day. World Asthma Day has been held on the second Tuesday in May every year since 1998. It is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), and works to improve quality of life for people with asthma around the world. GINA brings together healthcare professionals and public health experts in campaigns to reduce the global prevalence, morbidity and mortality of asthma.
If you suffer with an allergy, then replacing carpet with hard flooring could be a good investment in your health. Carpet is often a reservoir for house dust mites, which produces one of the most powerful allergens. However, when selecting a wood floor, be careful that you are not exchanging one health problem for another.
If you have pollen allergies, hay fever, or your asthma is triggered by pollen, you might be only too familiar with the pollen seasonal cycles. If you’re not, and you are asking yourself what pollen season are we in, here’s how the pollen season tends to go.
If you have eczema, you will probably need to use a cream to help look after your skin. There are many different eczema creams available, from topical steroids to herbal or home remedies. A cream for eczema has two purposes - to cleanse/moisturise your skin and to deal with inflammation...
It is estimated that two per cent of women and four per cent of men have the lung/sleeping disorder known as sleep apnoea. You might ask: What is sleep apnoea? It is more common with age, but children may also develop the condition...
When hay fever is worse at night, hay fever symptoms like: sneezing, runny noses and sore eyes that normally come into effect during daylight, may peak during the night. After all, surely you are more exposed to pollen when you are out and about in the fresh air, rather than during the day?
What can you expect from an air purifier? That of course depends which brand and model of air purifier you buy. We do not recommend buying a reverse engineered air purifier - even if the manufacturer has a household name and produces other excellent products, such as TVs, cars or even duct tape.