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Can Dust Mite Allergy Cause Itchy Skin?

Do you suffer from chronically itchy skin? Have you tried, in vain, to identify the source of your itching? Do you have a suspected or confirmed allergy to dust mites? If so, your itchy skin could be directly related.

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Best Asthma and Allergy Friendly Stuffed Animals Toys

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.

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Dust Mites vs Scabies: What’s the Difference?

Mites are incredibly numerous species of arthropod that is found virtually everywhere on Earth except for Antarctica. To the dismay of many, mites share all of the places where people live and work.

Of course, most people don’t even know that mites are present, and that includes those times when mites are actually crawling on or otherwise making themselves unwelcome on human bodies.

That’s because many of the most common species of mites are so small that they can only be properly viewed under a microscope.

House dust mites and scabies mites are two examples of microscopic mites that are likely to be found inside human habitations.

Though both are arthropods with eight legs, this is where most of their similarities end. Their behavior, habitat and the effect that they have on people are markedly different from each other.

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Best Essential Oil Diffusers for Asthma

Suffering from asthma can be difficult, as there is no known cure. However, many have praised the healing and soothing effects of essential oils for asthma.

Have you ever enjoyed the aroma of a rose? If so, you have experienced what essential oils are like.

Essential oils come from plants and are highly concentrated versions of the plants’ natural oils. The oils take on the characteristics of the plants, both the smell and any of the plants’ characteristics.

When purchasing oils, you can opt for a single oil from a particular plant or oil blends, which combine oils to produce a certain effect. Essential oils increase energy, improve health and improve sleep.

Once you have decided to use essential oils, you might want to try an essential oil diffuser. These units disperse essential oils into the atmosphere so you can better experience their healing and therapeutic properties.

Essential oil diffusers range in type and price, so there are many available to choose from.

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Best Hypoallergenic Laundry Detergents for Asthma and Allergy Sufferers

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.

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