Sneezing, wheezing, and otherwise feeling like hell: Allergies are a special kind of everyday torture. Although we don’t have a cure for your food or environmental allergies, we do have some proven tips to help you suffer less and minimize reactions. Here are our top 10 tips for people who suffer with allergies.
I was just reading that Proctor & Gamble uses peanut oil in a lot of its products, like Fabreeze. I find it horrifying that this isn’t on the labels.
Get an allergy test and allergy shots, if you can. I have suffered from year round allergies since I was a kid. I never knew I was suffering, but I was tired all the time, lethargic, couldn’t think clearly, etc. Doctors thought I had narcolepsy… Anyway, I finally did an allergy test, and found I was allergic to almost everything. Molds, pollen, cats, dogs, the great outdoors… Life in general. 😉
AdrenaCard is meant to help people who are both unfortunate enough to need an epinephrine injection for serious allergic reactions—and human enough that they regularly forget their “epi-pen” when they’re going out. It’s a small epinephrine injector that fits inside a wallet.
I have an epi-pen. It was my friends dying wish that I have it 😉
Great idea but I seriously doubt this will pass the FDA as shown because I know how it works and I have to think about it even know.
Black base injection point that is symmetrical to the part that you push on that has a green arrow with the 1 printed on it? The plastic side goes on the patient instead of the metal side contrary to almost anything you would expect to receive an injection from?
At a minimum the black becomes red, receives a tapered end, I mean I am not an industrial designer but just looking at this thing it doesn’t look like you would obviously expect it to function.
As a parent with a background in science, I usually feel comfortable in the drugstore medicine aisle. I’ll stand there for 15 minutes comparing ingredients and prices, getting in every other parent’s way, and I’ll walk out feeling confident that what I have bought is a good value and will make my wee one feel at least a little bit better. Not so when I found myself faced with a daunting aisle of probiotics—live microorganisms that can confer health benefits—at my local health food store recently. I wanted to find some good bacteria to repopulate the gut of my toddler daughter, who was finishing up what seemed like her 80th dose of antibiotics in three months. I couldn’t even understand the labels, let alone fathom what I should buy. Did I want Lactobacillus GG? Bifidobacterium lactis? Lactobacillus acidophilus? What the hell were Lactobacillus anyway, and why does one small tub of them cost $28?
When racked with a cold, flu, or bout of allergies, breathing through a snotless schnoz can seem like a sweet, sweet luxury—one most coveted during sleepless hours of the night. But many of the pills marketed to help achieve that unobstructed euphoria may be infuriatingly useless.
In a new study of more than 500 adult allergy sufferers, researchers found that the common, over-the-counter(OTC) decongestant, phenylephrine, was no better at unclogging noses than placebo—even when given at higher doses than those currently approved. The study’s authors called on the Food and Drug administration to strike phenylephrine from its list of effective nasal decongestants.