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Can you be allergic to cats and not dogs?
The United States is going to the dogs. Cats too. According to the American Pet Products Association, there are about 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats living in homes in the US. But can you be allergic to one and not the other? Is it possible to be allergic to dogs and live in a house filled with cats? view more»
Gardening with allergies and what plants to use
Just because you suffer from seasonal allergies does not mean you cannot have a beautiful garden and yard. With some careful planning now, you can enjoy a spring and summer full of color without itchy, watery eyes and a runny or stuffy nose. view more»
Are You a Dirty Person?
Does having dust mites in your home mean you are a dirty person? Not exactly. view more»
Can Allergies Cause Headaches
Not all allergy sufferers have frequent headaches, but many do. Over the years, a number of scientific studies have shown a link between allergies and headaches. view more»
What is pet dander and how do you get rid of it?
If you have pets and have allergies, you have probably been told to reduce your exposure to pet dander. Easy enough if you know what pet dander is and where to find it. But if you don’t have the right information, you can waste time, money and energy on efforts that aren’t effective. So, let’s take a look at what pet dander is and how to get rid of it. view more»
Can Acupuncture Help with Allergies?
People with allergies seek relief in any manner they can find it. From traditional treatment with antihistamines and immunotherapy to neti pots and acupuncture. But does acupuncture really help with allergies? It may, but not the way you might expect. view more»
Bed Bugs in School Housing Can Be a Big Problem

Bed bug infestations have had major resurgence in the recent years, mostly because of more people are traveling and moving around more. It comes as no surprise, then, that college dorms and apartments can become a hotbed of bed bug activity.

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Will an air purifier really help your allergies?
These days you can walk into almost any store and see some sort of air purifier for sale. There are big ones that look like industrial machines, high-tech ones with lights and digital displays, and little ones to wear around your neck. And the claims they make! They slice, they dice, they play FM radio! Well, okay the last part is made up but you get the idea. view more»
What causes Allergies in the Spring?
The chief culprit in Spring seasonal allergies is pollen. Specifically, the pollen from trees causes allergies in the spring. Their wingmen in allergy mayhem are grass pollen and weed pollen. As the soils warms up, the plants come to life and immediately set about making more plants. view more»
Indoor Allergy Survival Tips
For millions of Americans, "allergy season" never ends. Did you know that most indoor environments actually trap airborne allergens. Lean how to take care of them. view more»
Sending Your Child with Allergies to Summer Camp
School is out and it is time for summer camp. I used to love going to camp every year. For many a mom with children that have allergies it can cause a bit of worry. If your child has allergies, here are a few extra things you need to do when getting them ready for camp. view more»
Pure H2O - The inorganic minerals that line a thirty-year-old plumbing pipe will eventually line ours.
A gentleman said to me in the middle of a recent business meeting, one that seemed to be going nowhere, "O.K., AIf, what's the bottom line?" My response was so off-the-wall that he didn't know whether to laugh, act insulted, or just leave my office view more»
You Can Exercise If You Have Allergies
Have you ever uses your allergies as an excuse not to exercise? “My allergies are so bad today, I just don’t have the energy”, or “I only feel worse after I exercise outdoors, it is not worth it”. Allergies should not be a reason not to exercise. view more»
Don't Let Them Stop You! Allergy Travel Tips
Don't let them stop you! The summer vacation season is here, it is time to start thinking about ways to allergy proof your vacation. Amid your dreams of relaxation and family fun, don’t let memories be tainted by frustrating allergic reactions and trips to the drug store or worse, the hospital. view more»
Summer Skin Care Tips
Summer is here and time to think about summer skin care. If you ignored your skin this winter, it is already dry. view more»
What is the Best Air Cleaner

If you have allergies or asthma or are just desire improved indoor air quality, then you have probably considered the purchase of an air cleaner. There are so many makes and models on the market choosing one can be overwhelming. Many people give up the search because it is just too confusing.  We hope to educate you so that when it comes time to buy a HEPA air cleaner, you will make the right choice.

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How to Stain Concrete Floors
Staining can be an exciting way of livening up an otherwise dull concrete floor. With more people trying to save money and get rid of carpeting because they have allergies, the popularity of stained concrete is on the rise. view more»
Why Do Dust Mites Cause Allergic Reactions

Dust mites are incredibly ugly and if they were visible to the human eye, we would all be horrified to know that our homes are full of them. Ever wonder why they cause allergic reactions in some people?

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How to Reduce Your Exposure to Allergens
If you have allergies, you aren’t alone. There’s a crowd in the doctor’s office because allergies and asthma account for over 10 million visits to the doctor's office every year. If you want to cut down on the doctor visits reduce your exposure to allergens. Here’s how. view more»
Seasonal Shedding: How To Handle The Extra Fur
If you have allergies, you probably associate springtime with pollen. However, that is not the only allergen in the air! Soon, your pet will be shedding so much that your fur balls will have fur balls. It can get so bad that the hair rolls across the floor like tumbleweeds. It does not have to be that way. view more»
Spring Allergy Cleaning - Finally the Living Areas
Spring cleaning comes from a time when we relied more on wood, oil and coal burning sources for heat. By the end of winter, after a home had been closed up for months in an effort to keep it warm the air was stuffy and most surfaces had accumulated ash and soot. Warmer days meant a time to open the windows and doors and scrub away soot, ash, and dust. view more»
Spring Allergy Cleaning - Kitchen Cleanup
Ack! Spring cleaning the kitchen can be such a big job that it can tire you out just to think about it, much less do it. But, if you have a strategy, a plan, and the right tools, it doesn't have to be so bad. view more»
Spring Allergy Cleaning - Tackle the Bedrooms First

First things first. If you are going to do that annual deep clean, the most important rooms in the house are the bedrooms. Because bedrooms have so many fiber surfaces they really collect dust and other household allergens. So, it is important to give them a good clean, but you have to be careful how and when you do it.

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Spring Has Arrived and So Have the Allergies

Spring is in the air, warm weather is here for many and for others its' just a few short weeks away. The down side is the airborne allergen levels are going through the roof. For Allergy sufferers April truly is the cruelest month for allergy sufferers, bringing nasal-assaulting tree pollen along with all those lovely spring flowers.

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What are Dust Mite Covers?
If you or someone in your family is diagnosed with an allergy to household dust or dust mites, your doctor’s office has advised you to cover your bed in dust mite covers. Allergists, immunologists, and family physicians may differ in their treatment of allergy symptoms. However, the one thing on which they all agree is the need for dust mite covers for your bed. view more»

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