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Christmas is coming. Keep calm and breathe (through your nose!)

Breather easier this Christmas! Noses are great for lots of reasons, but did you know they can help you relax? Strictly speaking, it’s how you use your nose that can help induce a sense of calm and tranquillity, but it’s a great tip especially in the lead up to the Christmas Season. Studies have shown [...]

Have allergies? Will travel! How to beat hay fever when you’re on the move.

When destinations require military operation. Think “travel” and most of us scroll through out mental Pinterest boards full of holiday destinations and exotic locations. Your shoulders might even drop in anticipation of the general holiday relaxation vibe especially where organising your family is concerned. Yep, they just dropped. Yet “travel” doesn’t necessarily mean stepping out [...]

By |November 27th, 2017|Allergies Hayfever, Child Health|0 Comments

Air conditioning and how it impacts your allergies

Air conditioning and your allergies  Summer is here! Which means air-conditioning units all over Australia are working overtime and can play havoc for those who have allergies or hayfever! Basic maintenance on your air conditioner could provide maximum benefits in air quality and its operating efficiency. With the possible threat of power shortages this summer [...]

By |November 21st, 2017|Allergies Hayfever, Child Health|0 Comments

Grandma was right…about keeping a dust-free house!

Dusting and hay fever Did your Grandmother ever tell you a feather duster doesn’t really clean, it just “moves the dust around the house”. Turns out, she was right! If your hay fever is triggered by dust or other airborne allergens (and that’s approximately 40% of Australians who experience hay fever) you might want to [...]

By |November 21st, 2017|Allergies Hayfever|0 Comments

Gentle nasal washing in babies – little actions can have big impacts

How gentle nasal washing benefits babies. First, a little baby anatomy Did you know that babies are “obligate nose breathers”. This means all babies can only breathe through their nose for their first few months. Despite this limitation, they’re still cleverly designed little beings. By breathing through their nose, babies are able to feed, swallow [...]

By |November 20th, 2017|Allergies Hayfever, Child Health, Colds Sinusitis|0 Comments

Achoo! Bless you!

Fun fact about sneezing. Anyone who experiences hay fever knows all about the sneezes. But did you know we have different sneezing styles? Wait, it gets better - your sneezing style is genetically determined. Who knew? Which means members of the same family may sneeze in a similar and distinctive way. It’s kind of cool, [...]

By |November 16th, 2017|Allergies Hayfever, Colds Sinusitis|0 Comments

It’s all in the head: sinus facts

Did you know that if your sinuses weren’t hollow your head would be so heavy you wouldn’t be able to hold it up? You also have more than one sinus. When hay fever strikes you might feel as though you have four hundred blocked sinuses causing your head to throb, your eyes to water and [...]

By |November 14th, 2017|Allergies Hayfever, Colds Sinusitis|0 Comments

Is it just a cold? Or is it allergic rhinitis?

Is it a lingering cold or allergic rhinitis? Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) symptoms can easily be mistaken for the common cold or the starting symptoms of a viral infection, so if you’ve had a lingering “cold” or “congestion, it’s worth having a chat to your doctor or pharmacist to get a more accurate diagnosis. With [...]

By |November 7th, 2017|Allergies Hayfever, Child Health, Colds Sinusitis|0 Comments

Know your nose. Useful facts to know!

We might not pay might attention to them, except when they’re blocked, but noses are highly developed filtration systems. Noses filter and clean the air we breathe before it travels to our lungs. Adults breathe in approximately 18,000 to 20,000 litres of air through their nose daily. They are our early warning system by alerting [...]

Our favourites to win (against hay fever) this spring racing season!

Attending the Spring Racing days, where world class horses compete for prestigious trophies can be exciting for some but could spell a complete wash out, for hay fever sufferers. However, with a bit of preparation and awareness, you can still participate and enjoy the race day festivities. Track characteristics Dust from the carpark and mounting [...]

By |October 24th, 2017|Allergies Hayfever|0 Comments