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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 [...]

Looking after your child’s health – colds and allergies

Benefits of nasal washing in children Using saline sprays or drops in babies and children may help temporarily clear nasal congestion1, 2 resulting from colds and allergies because they may: • Thin sticky and thick mucus • Wash away inflammatory chemicals (that a cold virus has stimulated in the nasal tissues) • Remove mucus plugs [...]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Child Health|0 Comments