Asthma and Allergies

Asthma and Allergies

 

Choosing the right product for pain relief
As from 1 May, some commonly used non-prescription pain relievers will not be quite so freely accessible. These are the so-called compound pain relievers containing codeine. They include wellknown brands such as Nurofen Plus and Panadeine.

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Helping people breathe better
The swine flu pandemic is finished. That’s the official word from the World Health Organization (WHO). It doesn’t mean that we won’t see any more influenza infections this year; in fact the so-called H1N1 virus is likely to circulate worldwide in what is known as a “post pandemic period” for many years to come. Nevertheless, infection control measures in Australia – high uptake of flu vaccine and attention to personal hygiene – have meant we’ve avoided the worst of what could have been a catastrophic problem.

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Sniffing our way through spring and summer
Traditionally, hay fever (known medically as allergic rhinitis) is said to begin in Australia about this time – spring coming on to summer. But the reality is hay fever in this country is frequently a year-round problem. Of course, depending on the trigger factors and the weather conditions, the symptoms can become especially bad right about now.

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Be prepared for asthma
The first week in September each year is traditionally designated as National Asthma Awareness Week - to draw our attention to a condition which directly affects more than two million Australians. This year one of the key messages to come from National Asthma Awareness Week is “be prepared”.

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Good health gift ideas
For many people, Christmas has deep religious significance; for others, it’s simply a time to relax and enjoy a few days off work. But for almost everyone, this time of year has traditionally become one of celebration. Throughout many societies it is commonplace to exchange gifts or simply ‘season’s greetings’, and to express sentiments of peace and goodwill. Wishes of good health usually accompany greetings at this time of year; so, perhaps some healthy gift ideas could be worth a thought as well.

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Relieving red eye
In the human population “pink eye” or maybe more commonly in Australia, “red eye” are terms generally used to describe conjunctivitis, simply meaning inflammation of the conjunctiva, by whatever cause. (The conjunctiva is that thin, clear film that lies on the inside of the eyelids and covers the white part of the eyeball)

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Being alert can prevent the alarm
...in some circumstances a sudden and severe allergic reaction can be life threatening. This is known as anaphylaxis or an anaphylactic reaction. Such a reaction generally occurs within 20 minutes to two hours of coming into contact with the trigger. The reaction often involves more than one body system – the skin, the respiratory and the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems may all be affected.

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World Asthma Day
Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterised by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

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