Archive | April, 2016

Asthma: How to properly use an asthma inhaler

Asthma is a long-lasting lung condition characterized by swollen airways, muscle constriction and increased production of mucus which makes it hard to breathe. The symptoms of asthma can range from minor coughing and wheezing as well as severe difficulty breathing that can be dangerous. When managing these symptoms, an individual often uses a metered dose […]

Child care: How to remedy coughing

Coughing is how the body eliminates excess mucus from the airways. Even though most cases of coughing do not require suppression, it can be irritating and can lead to sore throat and chest muscles and even loss of sleep. Once a child experiences severe persistent coughing, fever or other underlying health issues, a doctor should […]

Why do I have an allergic reaction to glasses?

When an individual experiences sore or itchy spots on his/her cheeks, temples or nose, he/she might have an allergic reaction to his/her glasses. The hypoallergenic variants of products such as lotions, soaps and pillows are required for highly sensitive individuals. There are even hypoallergenic glasses available in the market. Metal If the individual has sensitivity […]

Swimming issues: Lasting effects of chlorine on the skin

Chlorine is a widely used chemical in water treatment to eliminate bacteria. The chemical is not only added to swimming pools but often found in tap water. Many cities in large-scale countries treat city water using chlorine concentrations of 2-4 parts per million and it is reported that an average individual receives 50% of chlorine […]

Can medications trigger allergic rashes?

A typical symptom of an allergic reaction is rashes. Most cases of medication allergies are considered harmless which can lead to severe itchiness, skin inflammation and redness but in rare cases an allergic reaction can cause anaphylactic shock which is a life-threatening condition. Individuals who end up with allergic rashes due to medications must stop […]