A few months ago the kind people at Clean Rest offered to send me their allergen-free encasement products to try. I had heard about allergen-free slipcovers for years but had never bought any. I seem to do fine at home; rather I don't notice that I'm allergic to my own stuff. I wash my sheets in hot water weekly, my duvet cover each season and my duvet and pillows annually. I have only two area rugs that are vacuumed weekly and the wood floor is vacuumed and washed weekly. However my mattress is old, over 10 years, and according to their site : "A report in the Wall Street Journal states that the average mattress will weigh twice as much after 10 years due to the build-up of dust mites." Ewww. Aside from thinking about my dust-filled mattress, I know it's when I travel that I have the most problems with dust, mold, itchy blankets or dusty duvets, old mattresses, old pillows and feathers. Hotels seem to think the more expensive the down pillows...
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: PROGESTIN/ESTROGEN CONTRACEPTIVE - ORAL Pronounced: (proe-JES-tin/ES-troe-jen) Tri-Sprintec (28) Oral Precautions
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