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Antihistamines Explained

September 22, 2015 1:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Antihistamines Explained

Two types of antihistamines are used for allergies. They are known as first-generation antihistamines and second-generation antihistamines.


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Common causes of a runny nose

September 22, 2015 1:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Common causes of a runny nose

A runny nose can be caused by anything that inflames and irritates the tissue in and around the nose.


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Tips for preventing children’s allergies

September 18, 2015 4:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips for preventing children’s allergies

The best approach to prevent allergies in your children is to identify if your child is at risk and use practical allergy prevention practices.


Symptoms of allergies in children

Symptoms of allergies in children

September 18, 2015 4:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Symptoms of allergies in children

Allergy symptoms are different for every child. Symptoms in children can be unpredictable and each allergic reaction can differ.


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How to explain allergies to children

September 18, 2015 4:26 pm Published by Comments Off on How to explain allergies to children

These answers to common questions from kids with allergies may help you explain all about allergies to your child.


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What causes allergies in children?

September 18, 2015 4:26 pm Published by Comments Off on What causes allergies in children?

Children with allergies have an immune system that has at some point become overactive to a substance that is harmless to most other people.


Tips to minimise Hayfever

Tips to minimise Hayfever

August 20, 2015 6:21 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips to minimise Hayfever

There are several things a person can do to minimise the severity and frequency of hayfever episodes.


Tips for keeping fit despite your allergies

Tips for keeping fit despite your allergies

August 20, 2015 6:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips for keeping fit despite your allergies

There are ways you can minimise allergy symptoms in order to help you to stay fit throughout the worst of hayfever season. Read on.


Sneezetiquette‐ the do’s and don’ts of sneezing

Sneezetiquette‐ the do’s and don’ts of sneezing

August 20, 2015 6:18 pm Published by Comments Off on Sneezetiquette‐ the do’s and don’ts of sneezing

Although sneezing is usually not a sign of a serious condition, it can be annoying. Here are some tips to help make sure you are sneezing as safely, and politely.


Why allergies are increasing

Why allergies are increasing

August 20, 2015 6:17 pm Published by Comments Off on Why allergies are increasing

One theory for the significant increase in allergies in recent years is known as the hygiene hypothesis.


Early morning hayfever remedies

Early morning hayfever remedies

August 20, 2015 6:17 pm Published by Comments Off on Early morning hayfever remedies

Because pollen levels in the air tend to be higher during early morning, this is a particularly troublesome time of day for many hayfever sufferers.


Red, swollen and itchy eyes: helpful tips

Red, swollen and itchy eyes: helpful tips

August 20, 2015 6:13 pm Published by Comments Off on Red, swollen and itchy eyes: helpful tips

Allergic conjunctivitis symptoms may occur all year round. It accompanies allergic rhinitis (hayfever) symptoms like a runny nose and sneezing.


How yoga can help your allergies

How yoga can help your allergies

August 20, 2015 6:13 pm Published by Comments Off on How yoga can help your allergies

When practised regularly, yoga may help to reduce daily tension and improve happiness and wellbeing specially to hayfever sufferers.


How to help kids with hayfever

How to help kids with hayfever

August 20, 2015 6:12 pm Published by Comments Off on How to help kids with hayfever

Fortunately, there are many ways to help ease your child’s hayfever symptoms with little disruption to their normal activities. Here's how.


How can I avoid Dustmites?

How can I avoid Dustmites?

August 20, 2015 6:11 pm Published by Comments Off on How can I avoid Dustmites?

Places that need the most attention when managing a dust mite allergy are found in mattresses, pillows, linen, carpets and curtains.


Understanding and managing allergies

Understanding and managing allergies

August 20, 2015 6:09 pm Published by Comments Off on Understanding and managing allergies

If allergy symptoms persist despite efforts to avoid the allergen, or if allergen avoidance is not possible, there are several treatment options available.


When should I see an allergy specialist?

When should I see an allergy specialist?

August 20, 2015 6:08 pm Published by Comments Off on When should I see an allergy specialist?

Some allergy problems, such as mild hayfever, may not need specialist treatment, as the use of an over‐the‐counter antihistamine medication may be sufficient.


Allergy and hayfever fast facts

Allergy and hayfever fast facts

August 20, 2015 6:06 pm Published by Comments Off on Allergy and hayfever fast facts

An allergy occurs when your body becomes hypersensitive to a particular substance (known as an allergen) found in your surroundings.


3 steps to allergy management

3 steps to allergy management

August 20, 2015 6:05 pm Published by Comments Off on 3 steps to allergy management

The management of allergy symptoms usually involves 3 steps. This includes identifying cause, minimise exposure, and treatment.


Hayfever

Hayfever

August 20, 2015 6:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Hayfever

Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis describes an inflammation or irritation of the nasal lining as part of an allergic reaction and is triggered by something seasonal.


Hayfever in children

Hayfever in children

August 20, 2015 6:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Hayfever in children

A runny nose is often the main symptom in children suffering from hayfever. It is therefore important to determine whether your child has an allergy or a cold.


Hayfever vs. colds

Hayfever vs. colds

August 20, 2015 6:04 pm Published by Comments Off on Hayfever vs. colds

It is important to tell the difference between hayfever and the common cold because they are treated with quite different medications.


Hives

Hives

August 20, 2015 6:03 pm Published by Comments Off on Hives

The most common cause of acute hives (where the rash lasts for less than six weeks) is an allergic reaction.


Sinusitis and allergies

Sinusitis and allergies

August 20, 2015 6:03 pm Published by Comments Off on Sinusitis and allergies

People who suffer from allergies and hayfever are more likely to develop sinusitis. People who suffer from allergies and hayfever are more likely to develop sinusitis.


Are allergies and hayfever hereditary?

Are allergies and hayfever hereditary?

August 20, 2015 6:00 pm Published by Comments Off on Are allergies and hayfever hereditary?

Some risk factors of having an allergy can be modified and doing so may help to minimise the risk of your child developing allergies.


Tips to helping kids sleep with a runny nose

August 20, 2015 5:59 pm Published by Comments Off on Tips to helping kids sleep with a runny nose

When your child suffers from hayfever symptoms, restless nights can become relatively frequent especially during peak allergy season.


Signs your child may have an allergy

Signs your child may have an allergy

August 20, 2015 5:59 pm Published by Comments Off on Signs your child may have an allergy

Differentiating hayfever and allergies is difficult. Check these signs to help you figure out if your child is having an allergy.


What Causes Allergies

What Causes Allergies

August 20, 2015 5:58 pm Published by Comments Off on What Causes Allergies

An allergic reaction occurs when your body becomes overly sensitive to an allergen, causing your immune system to react and result in allergy symptoms.


The history of the handkerchief

The history of the handkerchief

August 20, 2015 5:56 pm Published by Comments Off on The history of the handkerchief

Did you know that the pocket sized handkerchief we know today has been around for hundreds of years but the handkerchief in its many versions dates back to Ancient China and the Roman Empire?


Pollen exposure and you

Pollen exposure and you

August 20, 2015 5:55 pm Published by Comments Off on Pollen exposure and you

Spring foreshadows the start of hayfever season when airborne pollens are at their peak. which causes runny nose, watery eyes and repeated sneezing attacks.


Pros and Cons of Hanky Ownership

Pros and Cons of Hanky Ownership

August 20, 2015 5:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Pros and Cons of Hanky Ownership

Here’s a list to help you weigh up the pros and cons of the humble handkerchief to keep in mind the next time you need to blow your nose.


Pet allergies and your family

Pet allergies and your family

August 20, 2015 5:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Pet allergies and your family

If a family member is diagnosed with a pet allergy, there are several steps you can take to allow your pets and family to live together in relative peace.


Handkerchiefs: To blow or not to blow

Handkerchiefs: To blow or not to blow

August 20, 2015 5:52 pm Published by Comments Off on Handkerchiefs: To blow or not to blow

The handkerchief is often dismissed as being unhygienic and socially unacceptable and has been happily replaced by the disposable tissue for the past 90 odd years.


Help! I’ve just been diagnosed with hayfever

Help! I’ve just been diagnosed with hayfever

August 20, 2015 5:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Help! I’ve just been diagnosed with hayfever

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with hayfever, you’ll be familiar with the sudden and frequent attacks of sneezing, nasal discharge, swollen eyes it may cause.


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How is hayfever diagnosed?

August 20, 2015 5:50 pm Published by Comments Off on How is hayfever diagnosed?

In people with hayfever, contact with allergens from pollen, moulds, animal dander or dust mites can set off an allergic response.


Allergens in the home

Allergens in the home

August 20, 2015 5:41 pm Published by Comments Off on Allergens in the home

Many of the most common allergens may be found in our home like dust mites, moulds & pet dander.


Allergies

Allergies

August 20, 2015 5:39 pm Published by Comments Off on Allergies

An allergy is a disorder in which the body becomes overly sensitive to a particular substance, known as an allergen.


Allergy symptoms

Allergy symptoms

August 20, 2015 5:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Allergy symptoms

Allergy symptoms may involve a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes and an itchy throat.


Allergy testing

Allergy testing

August 20, 2015 5:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Allergy testing

Allergy testing involves exposing the skin to different allergens and checking the area for any sign of an allergic reaction.


What is allergic conjunctivitis?

What is allergic conjunctivitis?

August 20, 2015 5:33 pm Published by Comments Off on What is allergic conjunctivitis?

The best way to prevent an episode of allergic conjunctivitis from occurring is to avoid the substances that trigger your allergies.


Top nine best dressed men with a hanky

Top nine best dressed men with a hanky

August 20, 2015 5:33 pm Published by Comments Off on Top nine best dressed men with a hanky

You may think the humble handkerchief went out of style decades ago, but much to your dismay or delight they may be making a comeback.


The respiratory system and allergies

The respiratory system and allergies

August 20, 2015 5:29 pm Published by Comments Off on The respiratory system and allergies

The nose plays a key role in respiratory system function, when particles get trapped in the nose such as pollen it can cause Allergic rhinitis (hayfever).


Evening hayfever remedies

Evening hayfever remedies

August 20, 2015 5:24 pm Published by Comments Off on Evening hayfever remedies

Evenings can be a particularly high risk time for hayfever sufferers, as this is when pollen begins to fall to the ground and pollen levels increase.


How do allergies occur?

How do allergies occur?

August 20, 2015 5:19 pm Published by Comments Off on How do allergies occur?

An allergy is a disorder in which the body becomes hypersensitive to a particular, normally harmless allergen.


Common allergens found in the home

Common allergens found in the home

August 20, 2015 5:16 pm Published by Comments Off on Common allergens found in the home

Three common allergens found throughout the home and what you can do to reduce your exposure to them.


Sneezing facts

Sneezing facts

December 23, 2013 1:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Sneezing is a common everyday occurrence that you probably don't give much thought to. Here are a few fascinating facts about the world's sneezing habits.


Products

October 4, 2013 8:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

See the list of Telfast's range of antihistamines for the relief of allergy symptoms. Click on each product for more details.


Allergy advice

March 15, 2013 11:15 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Check out our archive of articles to help you understand and manage your allergies, such as remedies to support your body during allergy season, and more.


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