Author Archives: Paulo Santos
Author Archives: Paulo Santos
Updated: December 6, 2018
For children with allergies, finding the right plush animal toys can be a challenge. Shopping for stuffed animals at a thrift store is almost impossible, and dedicated toy stores may have a limited selection.
Thankfully, asthma friendly toys are becoming more and more commonplace as allergy awareness continues to grow.
Among other things, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has been working to certify toys that meet their standards as “allergy-free.”
Being able to buy stuffed animals for your kids that won’t make them sick is a great feeling. But before you buy a toy for your kids, there are other things you need to consider.
Last update: December 4, 2018
Our pets depend on us for food, shelter, and love. Making sure they have their basic needs covered is the kindest thing you can do for them, and sometimes they need more than a traditional dog bed.
Dogs with sensitive skin and allergies can require special bedding so they can sleep in comfort.
One of the main causes of allergies are dust mites. Dust mites are microscopic creatures that feed on skin cells, and they can cause allergic reactions in both humans and dogs. In fact, 30% of dogs have a strong allergy to dust mites, making them one of the most common pet allergens.
Symptoms of a dust mite allergy usually include itching and rash. Your dog may scratch, lick, and bite at their skin until it’s raw.
This constant irritation can prevent healing, which can in-turn cause more intense allergic reactions. Your pet’s sensitivity can worsen over time until their skin roughens, making it hard for hair to grow in those areas.
The groin, armpits, and belly are the most common areas for an allergic reaction to occur, but you may also notice watery eyes and excessive scratching. To avoid these reactions, it’s best to invest in hypoallergenic bedding.
A hypoallergenic dog bed can repel dust-mites and protect your dog from allergies. Here are five anti-allergen dog beds that can give your pet a safe haven.
You should never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. For those of us with allergy sensitivities, shopping for sheets so we can get our rest can be a nightmare.
The guess work of which products are effective at reducing or preventing allergens from building up is daunting for some.
Hypoallergenic sheets are increasingly popular in today’s market. These sheets are made from high quality cotton, silk, bamboo and natural fiber, tencel, and polyester.
These sheets are made to reduce or repel common allergens that settle in your bed: dust mites, mold, and dander. The packaging will clearly state what material the sheets are made of and whether they are considered hypoallergenic.
Updated: November 29, 2018
Laundry detergent is often an overlooked irritation for people with asthma and allergies. Many of the leading brands of laundry detergents have irritating fragrances and chemicals that can make allergies and asthma worse.
For many asthmatics the best laundry detergent to get is unscented and all natural laundry detergent; although, some people with minor asthma or allergies can tolerate some scents. It is important to look for a detergent with plant based ingredients instead of petroleum based ingredients.
Having allergies can be frustrating and inconvenient at times, but more importantly, allergic reactions can result in serious difficulties with breathing. The last place you want to experience allergies is in your home, especially if you suffer from asthma.
The symptoms of more than one-third of all asthma sufferers are triggered by fragrance. To help keep your home smelling fresh and avoid the chemical scents associated with asthma triggers, you should consider using natural air fresheners.