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How to kick hay fever “fuzzies” to the kerb!

 Sluggishness, lethargy, drowsiness - when it comes to hay fever they all amount to the same thing. You’re not kicking goals. You’re not your usual productive self. You’re not at your peak. With a head feels fuzzy and your eyes water and nose itches, how can you turn it around? The source of your drowsiness [...]

By |October 23rd, 2017|Allergies Hayfever, Child Health, Colds Sinusitis|0 Comments

To blow or not to blow? Caring for your nose.

Caring for your nose A blocked nose, aka nasal congestion, can be enough to make your eyes water. The trouble with blocked noses is that their exact cause can be difficult to pinpoint. A stuffy or blocked nose may be caused by hay fever or by a cold or even some other problem like sinusitis. [...]

By |October 16th, 2017|Allergies Hayfever, Child Health, Colds Sinusitis|0 Comments

Are you a seasonal or perennial hay fever patient? Why does it matter?

Seasonal or perennial hay fever? Hay fever is the most common allergic disorder in Australia and New Zealand. Many of us regard it as a nuisance rather than a treatable condition. And it can often be confused with the onset of a cold as the symptoms are so similar e.g. runny or blocked nose, sneezing [...]

By |October 8th, 2017|Allergies Hayfever, Child Health|0 Comments

Back to school basics for a smoother transition!

It’s back to school next week for the final term of the school year! Time to start reminding our kids about sunscreen, hats, lunch boxes, stationery, hygiene and more! We hope our back to school basics help you and your little student have a smooth transition back this term. Lunchbox wins Attending school takes a [...]

By |October 5th, 2017|Allergies Hayfever, Child Health, Uncategorized|0 Comments

House pets and hay fever; some practical tips!

Pet “dander” is an animal’s dead skin cells. Dander is attached to the pet’s hair and can trigger typical symptoms of hay fever, including itchy nose, sneezing and itchy, watery eyes. The problem with pet allergens As pet’s dander is shed, it is deposited onto, and into, soft furnishings including cushions, carpets, bedding, as well [...]

By |September 25th, 2017|Allergies Hayfever, Child Health, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hay fever hygiene and getting a good night’s sleep!

While many of us look forward to seeing Spring blossom and warmer, sunny days, for many the “hay fever and allergy season” is approached with dread. But there are a number of practical, routine steps you can take for yourself and/or your family members that can help ease this seasonal discomfort. Allergic rhinitis (commonly referred [...]

By |September 11th, 2017|Allergies Hayfever, Child Health, Health|0 Comments

Hay fever and allergies – a correct diagnosis matters

Allergic rhinitis – the low down  Allergic rhinitis is more commonly known as hay fever and it affects about 18% of Australians, both young and old. Contrary to the commonly used name, it is not caused by hay, nor does it result in a fever. If your eyes or your nose come into contact with [...]

By |August 21st, 2017|Allergies Hayfever, Child Health, Colds Sinusitis|0 Comments

What you can do to prepare yourself for hay fever season

If you suffer from seasonal hay fever, you know how irritating the symptoms can be each Spring. Here are 10 top tips that will help you and your family make it through this hay fever season with your sanity intact. 1. Monitor the Pollen Forecast. Did you know that there are sites available that will [...]

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

6 good sleep habits for everyone!

Here are our six easy tips for you and the family to help get good sleep habits. 1) Go to bed at the same time each night - This is especially important during the week when most people cannot afford a sleep-in and have work or school commitments the next day. Regular bedtimes help the body [...]

By |November 22nd, 2016|Allergies Hayfever, Child Health, Colds Sinusitis, Health|0 Comments

Choosing preservative-free nasal relief – the benefits

A quick note about preservatives. Did you know that nasal saline sprays differ from brand to brand? Some have preservatives and some don’t, so don’t forget to check the labelling when considering a nasal spray. The Flo range is preservative-free and sterile, so you don’t have to remember to check! Preservative-free nasal relief may be less [...]