Posts Tagged ‘allergies’
As we all know, Britain has just been hit by some seriously cold snow and freezing conditions. A major drop in temperature, raging winds and rain in certain parts and people start looking at the sneezes and sniffles. These may not be an average cold, but rather winter allergies that many don’t really know about.
Allergies vs Colds
Many people suffer from winter allergies but they think it’s just a cold that normally comes with winter conditions. A cold will hang around for up to seven days, but if you find that your nose is constantly running, and your eyes are watering, you may be looking at a winter allergy. Allergies are intermittent and they keep returning.
Recent studies have shown that Amish children living on farms in northern Indiana are less predisposed to contracting allergies and asthma than Swiss farm children. The Amish, most of who are descendants of the Swiss. Seem to be more protected than the European children of common farms according to the study.
Dr. Mark Holbreich, lead research author, acknowledges that they haven’t yet identified what it is that causes this difference in asthmatic and allergic prevalence distinguished between animal-exposed children on both Swiss farms and Amish farms.
While there are few nicer feelings than the texture of a soft carpet beneath your bare feet, many people choose not to have them because they worry about health issues. What many people think are health facts are actually misconceptions and it is these that stop people from enjoying the luxury of a soft carpet beneath their toes. We debunk some of the health and safety myths that people have about carpets and provide the facts that are sure to make you more comfortable about having carpets in your home.
Myth: Carpets can make allergies worse.