December 8, 2016

Thunderstorm asthma and its link to allergies…

                Epidemics of thunderstorm asthma have occurred in Australia in Melbourne and Wagga Wagga. And, over the past few weeks, NSW and QLD have been told to stay on high alert. But what is thunderstorm asthma and why does it happen?   Thunderstorm asthma explained … Thunderstorm asthma occurs when gusty winds and moisture cause pollen grains and/or mould particles to burst into small fragments, which are able to enter the lungs easily and can spark severe asthma attacks. These attacks are most likely to occur: When there’s been a dry weather period […]
December 1, 2016

Seven ways to an avoid allergy blow-out this silly season

    The festive season is well and truly upon us. And, while December can be a time to look back over the highs and lows of the year, it’s also a time to juggle a crazy number of social engagements. Don’t let your allergy symptoms get the better of you – here are seven simple ways to avoid an allergy blowout and safeguard your health this festive season.   Get PAT top-up sessions   Whether it’s at the work Christmas party or Christmas lunch with the extended family, we’re all guilty of overdoing it at the end of the […]
November 23, 2016

Could Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) be causing your allergy symptoms? Learn about eight common building toxins how you can reduce them..

    Buildings, old and new, can be a hot bed of mould, toxins, fumes, chemicals and gases. So it’s no wonder that they are making some people sick!   Sick building syndrome Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a group of symptoms (usually allergic in nature) that usually develop after one-to-two hours of being in a building and cease a couple of hours after leaving. In fact, up to 30 per cent of new and renovated buildings worldwide may generate excessive complaints due to their indoor air quality[1]. Common symptoms include: Headache Eye, nose, and throat irritation Dry cough Dry, […]
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