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

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

Useful travel tips for long haul flights

Travelling by air has never been more popular, but with the increase in long-distance flights it’s important to remain vigilant about keeping healthy while in the air. Here’s a few travel tips to help you arrive in your best shape to enjoy your holiday destination. Travel broadens the mind, but it also may, of course, pose a [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Health, Travel Health|0 Comments