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House Dust and Asthma
In this entry, I would like to discuss how house dust and dust mites contribute to asthma in adults and children. There are also strategies you can use to control your and your child’s exposure to dust and dust mites, an important indoor asthma trigger for many individuals.
What is dust allergy?
While we often can see dust floating indoors and gathering on surfaces, it is not typically the dust to which people are allergic, but rather substances that are carried on the dust that cause hayfever symptoms and/or wheeze.
Dust is a combination of many substances, including pet dander, fabric particles, and small dust mite particles, to name a few. While high levels of dust can lead to irritation of the nose and lungs without allergy, the most common allergens on dust are pet dander, cockroach particles, and house dust mites. Allergy to these specific triggers can be assessed by skin testing or blood testing. Allergy to these triggers that may make up part of dust i...
The beginning of summer kicks off the camping and hiking season, anxiously awaited by those who have endured a long cold winter. This year will likely prove to be one of the busier camping seasons as many Americans bypass more expensive vacations that involve pricey airline tickets or gas guzzling road trips. Emergency department staff will probably see a greater number of people with contact dermatitis caused by exposure to poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac. Many people have never seen poison ivy , or perhaps wouldn't recognize it if they saw it. Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac belong to the plant genus Toxicodendron (previously referred to as Rhus ). Toxicodendron means "poisonous tree." These plants have an oil-based substance in the resin on their leaves and in their stems and branches called urushiol that causes a delayed skin reaction in about 50% of people that contact it. Urushiol may cause severe contact dermatitis in people that have previousl...
Generic Name: NAPHAZOLINE - OPHTHALMIC Pronounced: (nah-FAZZ-oh-leen) Clear Eyes Itchy Eye Relief Opht Overdose
This medicine may be harmful if swallowed. If swallowing
or overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency
room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison Hotline at
1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control
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If your doctor has directed you to use this medication on
a regular schedule and you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it
is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual
dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
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If your symptoms are due to allergies, avoid allergens
that may be the cause of your symptoms. Some common causes of allergies include
pollen, grasses, weeds, dust mites, and pet dander.
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