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Indoor Air Quality Systems, Air Purifiers for Large Rooms

Indoor Air Quality Systems for Infant Health According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the quality of the air indoors is as much as five times worse than outdoor air. Although this issue is a health concern for all people, it is especially dangerous for infants. The immune systems of babies are not fully developed, which makes them incredibly susceptible to airborne impurities. Such contaminants can increase a child's likelihood of developing allergies or asthma when they get older. As a parent, it is up to you to protect your child from the moment they are born by ensuring the air that they are breathing is clean and healthy. The best way to accomplish this is with the use of indoor air quality systems. Indoor Air Quality Systems to Protect Your Infant from Contaminants Regardless Read more [...]

Air Purification for Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs that shows up as an inability to breathe normally. Typically, the airways become inflamed and constricted so that normal airflow is impossible. Wheezing, shortness of breath and even loss of consciousness may result. For sufferers, the experience is a horrible choking, as if they were drowning on dry land. Severe asthma is no joke – more than a quarter million people worldwide die from asthma every year. Bronchitis and asthmatic bronchitis are related conditions. Bronchitis refers to an inflammation of the small tubes (bronchioles) in the lungs. When this inflammation triggers an asthma attack, it’s called asthmatic bronchitis. Both asthma alone and asthmatic bronchitis can be triggered by the same substances. The most common triggers, according Read more [...]

Overcome Child Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common diseases observed in children. Child asthma is growing by the day and it’s important to develop a plan to combat this particular problem. While asthma is a chronic disease, its frequency can be controlled if proper measures are taken. Most parents wonder why more and more children are becoming victims to asthma. The truth is that while genetics plays a part in contracting this disease, the environmental factors seem to be one of the most important reasons. The amount of allergens such as dust, smoke, and pollutants in the air is increasing by the day and small children haven’t developed a strong immune system to fight it. This is why they tend to develop asthma. In children with asthma, even the slightest change in weather, exposure to smoke, secondhand Read more [...]

Helping Children with Allergies

For many parents, children with allergies have become all too common. And while many children and parents suffer from occasional or frequent allergy attacks, watching a child cry from discomfort or gasp for air when recovering from an asthma attack is heartbreaking. Feelings of hopelessness, neglect, frustration and sadness are just some of the many emotions parents feel when watching their children during an allergy attack. But there are ways to reduce or even prevent future attacks by making simple changes in your home today. The Benefits of Clean Air Filtering the air inside your home is one way to reduce the number of allergens and pollutants in each room. Allergens stick to clothing, shoes and other items we carry with us when outside. These allergens are then transferred to furniture, Read more [...]

All About Baby Allergies

Infants and babies may suffer from a variety of allergies – even if they are only a few months old. And while skin rashes are most common, some infants and babies suffer from chronic runny or dry noses and may have trouble breathing (which may signify the onset of asthma), or may experience skin reddening after eating foods they are allergic to. And since there is no way for parents to know their child has an allergy until they have an allergic reaction, preventing future attacks is a parent's only option. Baby Allergy Causes Baby allergies may last a few months or may last into adulthood, depending on the allergy and the severity of it. If you suspect your baby has had an allergic reaction to food or an airborne allergen such as pet dander or pollen, let your baby's physician know so Read more [...]

Alleviating Allergies in Children

Alleviating allergies in children requires you to have a thorough understanding of the triggers that cause an allergic reaction. Whether your child suffers from a food allergy, allergy to cleaning or beauty products, or an allergy to harmful chemicals in the air, it is up to you to make sure the environment in which they live is safe at all times. Allergy Triggers To determine what is causing an allergic reaction in your child, observe what happens before, during, and after the event. In some cases, isolating the trigger allows you to reduce or even prevent future attacks. If your child is allergic to multiple items, figuring out the triggers may be a little more complicated. For example, if your child is allergic to cleaning supplies and pollen, you will have to determine which cleaning Read more [...]

Childhood Allergy Symptoms

If your child suffers from allergies, you may notice a variety of symptoms ranging from skin rash to frequent runny nose. And while most allergies may be cared for with medication or the avoidance of certain foods, some allergies are caused by environmental factors including contaminated air. Managing childhood allergy symptoms is a great way to help your child live and breathe easier. However, it’s important to consult your child's pediatrician before taking any steps to treat childhood allergies as there may be multiple causes for which you will have to determine through observation and trial and error. Skin Rashes Many infants, toddlers and small children experience skin rashes. Rashes may be caused by an allergic reaction to food, bathing products or laundry detergents. In some cases, Read more [...]

Have an Asthma Action Plan in Place

Create an asthma action plan to determine when your child is most susceptible to asthma attacks. This plan allows you to determine triggers, provide medical treatment and create and implement an asthma prevention plan. Consult with your family physician to determine the best course of action to treat asthma attacks. In some cases, medication may be necessary. Record Frequency of Attacks and Possible Triggers An effective action plan includes a record of asthma attacks along with possible triggers. Purchase a diary or notebook that you can take with you to observe and record each time your child has an asthma attack and other important asthma information. While this may seem tedious at first, over time you will notice patterns. These patterns may include times of the day, specific places, Read more [...]

Helping Ease Asthma in Children

Asthma causes the airways in the lungs to narrow, making it difficult to breathe. This narrowing of the airways may last several minutes or hours, depending on the severity an asthma attack. Helping ease asthma in children is important to protect their health and well-being. Children suffering from asthma may experience slight wheezing, which may escalate to gasping for air as airways continue to narrow. This is caused by muscles surrounding airways that are reacting to increased dust, pollen, pet dander, insect debris, second-hand smoke and other harmful pollutants and allergens in the air. Asthma in children can lead to life-long breathing and other health problems. Health Risks and Symptoms of Asthma For reasons unknown, asthma is on the rise among children. While there are many environmental Read more [...]