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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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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

How to use a nasal spray correctly

How do you get the best results when using a preservative-free nasal spray ? Here's a handy diagram and how-to instructions Look down and spray a "V", Inhale the mist gently with your head slightly tilted forward  Keep the spray nozzle angled outwards and mist inside the nose. If in doubt, ask your pharmacist to demonstrate [...]

By |August 12th, 2016|Allergies & Hayfever, Colds & Sinusitis, Winter Health|0 Comments