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  1. Los Médicos Recomiendan Evitar los Alérgenos Como Una Parte Importante De Un Plan Para Tratar Las Alergias Y El Asma

    Los médicos especialistas en alergias y asma nos cuentan que las principales alergias son al polvo, los ácaros del polvo, las esporas de moho, el polen y la caspa de los animales. Todos estos alérgenos tienen dos cosas en común: son partículas minúsculas que flotan en el aire y mayormente se tienen que inhalar para causar síntomas de alergia. Un error común entre las personas que sufren de alergias es suponer que si uno no puede evitar todos los alérgenos todo el tiempo, no tiene sentido tratar de evitar ninguno de ellos. Sin embargo, según algunos médicos alergistas, inhalar los alérgenos del aire es un problema acumulativo. Si uno es alérgico a una o varias sustancias, lograr evitar aunque sea solo una de ellas puede mantener sus alergias bajo control. De hecho, con medidas de prevención continuas y minuciosas, junto con las demás recomendaciones y el plan de tratamiento de alergias de su doctor, usted puede lograr un estilo de vida más sano.



    Los ácaros del polvo son bichos parecidos a las arañas que son demasiado pequeños para ser vistos por el ojo humano. Tanto los cuerpos como las heces de estos ácaros se consideran alérgenos. Estos se encuentren en los colchones, las almohadas, los cobertores de cama, los juguetes de peluche, las alfombras, los muebles tapizados, la ropa, la tela, e incluso en artículos fabricados con materiales “hipoalergénicos”. Antes las personas se resistían a usar protectores porque estaban hechos de materiales DustMitevinílicos o plásticos. Pero ahora hay protectores de telas más suaves y duraderas. Algunos de los protectores antiácaros más avanzados, como los productos de la marca BedCare™, utilizan una barrera de tela de tejido cerrado que funciona como un filtro para protegerlo/a de este potente alérgeno. Continue reading
  2. Vacuum Cleaner Comparison Chart

    Comparison Chart for HEPA Vacuum Cleaners

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  3. Choosing a Portable Air Purifier

    When your allergies are acting up, one of the best ways to feel better fast is to get away from whatever is causing the reaction.  Sometimes simply opening a window can ventilate a room with clean air and provide relief. Other times, weather makes this option impossible or allergens may also be present in the new air.  In such a case, an air cleaning system may be useful. Continue reading
  4. How Do I Choose the Right Covers?

    Choosing covers for your bed should be done thoughtfully.  The right bedding will provide allergy relief, but because you sleep on them every night, you also want to consider something comfortable and long-lasting.  We offer several options to meet your budget needs and individual preferences.  Although some of the individual traits of our covers may vary, there are several qualities that you can count on in each and every one of our products. Continue reading
  5. Floor Care With Allergies

    We don't usually give much thought to floors, especially in regards to allergies, but they are important. Pollen, mold spores, pet dander, and dust mite allergen accumulate on the floor, sometimes in the form of dust. Frequent cleaning of floors means that there are less allergens and dust to be stirred up as you walk across the room. So there are fewer airborne particles to be inhaled and cause irritation leading to allergic reactions or asthma attacks.
  6. Rhinitis

    Rhinitis is a horrible sounding name for a very common problem. Chances are good that you have had rhinitis if you have had sneezes and sniffles. There are 3 types: viral rhinitis (the common cold), nonallergic rhinitis, and allergic rhinitis. Many of the aggravating symptoms are the same, and prevention and avoidance is key to dealing with all three types. However, long-lasting symptoms must not be taken lightly since they can lead to complications such as asthma, sinusitis, and skin conditions. Continue reading
  7. Natural Pain Relief

    We all have aches and pains occasionally, and unfortunately some people live with chronic pain that affects their quality of life on a daily basis. Pain that is sudden, intense, or chronic should be checked out by a doctor, but for the minor aches and pains, there is a lot you can do for relief at home. Below are helpful hints and suggested products to help reduce the pain of sinus headaches, aching muscles and joints, menopause-related discomfort, and irritated skin. Continue reading
  8. VOC - Volatile Organic Compound

    VOC's are in your home and can affect your health, but you may not even be aware of them. Learning to identify and avoid these hidden dangers is a step in the right direction toward having a healthier home. Continue reading
  9. Bed Bugs

    Please Meet Our Guest Author Jody Gangloff-Kaufman, Ph.D. is an entomologist and a Senior Extension Associate for the New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program at Cornell University and a pest management industry consultant. She earned her Ph.D. at Cornell University and went on to specialize in IPM for urban and public health pests such as wasps, ticks and especially bed bugs. Located on Long Island, she has worked closely with government and non-profit agencies in the City of New York to advance the awareness about bed bugs and develop protocols, guidelines and recommendations for their treatment. Dr. Gangloff-Kaufmann served on the New York City Bed Bug Advisory Board and currently serves on the Nassau County Bed Bug Task Force. Continue reading
  10. Ragweed Allergies

    How To Combat Hay Fever Symptoms Because Ragweed Season Officially Begins Now
    What is ragweed?Ragweed Ragweed is a plant that grows from mid-August through the first frost and wreaks havoc with allergies. It grows wherever it can get a toehold: farmland, construction sites, along roads, and possibly even in your backyard. If the ground is bare and disturbed, it is an open invitation to ragweed. Continue reading

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