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How to wash with Flo (and 6 ways it can help)

Winter is coming... With winter looming, there's always the worry about getting sick with colds and flu and the impact it can potentially have on our daily lives. There's no doubt many of us want to do as much as possible for ourselves and our families to avoid sickness and stay healthy over the cooler [...]

By |May 24th, 2018|Child Health, Colds Sinusitis, Health|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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