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Allergen Avoidance Action Plan
Posted on: 2012-06-24

Guard your health and home by taking action against allergens to reduce your exposure. Our Allergen Avoidance Action Plan tasks are based on recommendations from physicians and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Keep in mind that some steps are a top priority, but overall relief requires taking comprehensive action throughout your home to reduce your overall exposure.  


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The Allergy Basics
Posted on: 2012-06-17

Get Ready by Learning the Basics of Allergies

 

If you have allergies, then allergy relief is your goal. How will you successfully achieve this goal? By learning about allergies, understanding what causes your symptoms and taking preventative action!  An allergist can help you identify what allergens trigger your symptoms and with these triggers in mind, you can identify the best plan of action for your needs.  If you have indoor allergies, you may be able to reduce or eliminate exposure to allergens so that you significantly decrease or eliminate symptoms.


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Meet The Dust Mite: Your Invisible Enemy
Posted on: 2012-06-16

Dust mites can be wreaking havoc on your health, and the tough part is that you may not realize these dastardly dust mites are to blame. Dust mites are one of the most common household triggers for allergy and asthma symptoms, but these invisible enemies are so small they can’t be seen by the naked eye. Even the cleanest homes can have high populations of dust mites. Some of the top spots for dust mites are areas such as the bed, carpet or soft furnishings—which could also be some of your favorite spots. By taking action against dust mites, you can protect yourself from these invisible enemies and find relief.


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Take Action Against Allergens: Start in the Bedroom
Posted on: 2012-05-07

If you have allergies, you need to take action against allergens in your home. Simple steps around the home can reduce your exposure to allergens and decrease or eliminate allergy symptoms. The first place to start is your bedroom.  What should be an oasis is instead a trouble-zone for high exposure to allergens. Your bed can be the greatest allergen source, where over 1 million dust mites can live and contribute to allergy symptoms


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Rethink Pet Allergies: It's Not the Hair
Posted on: 2012-05-06

Get Ready to tackle pet allergies by learning more about pet dander and what causes your allergies. Many people believe that a pet’s hair causes allergy symptoms. That’s not the case.  Animal dander includes proteins and saliva on the skin that cause allergy-symptoms when these particles flake off and are inhaled. Pets with longer hair don’t cause increased allergy symptoms, and unfortunately, even hypo-allergenic pets can cause allergies as they all produce dander. 


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Discover How Mold Can Be a Year-Round Problem
Posted on: 2012-05-03 `  

Get Ready to discover how mold can be a year-roun problem. Mold spores are microscopic fungi. They become visible when molds reproduce and form clusters across decomposing matter. Molds are typically found outside, but can travel in the air to come inside your home. Molds grow in damp, poorly ventilated areas, and molds thrive in areas that are dark, warm and have high humidity. Although mold growth spikes during high humidity months, mold can remain a year-round problem in damp areas of your home.


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