Seven things you should know when using your asthma inhaler

This is a really quick blog about inhalers. If you’ve got asthma make sure you do these five things to stay safe and up-to-date with the latest thinking. I always learn something when I have an asthma review. Is your inhaler in date? – This might sound obvious but sometimes they can hang around in […]

New ‘water’ vacuum cleaner for dust allergies

This month I have been testing out the new Thomas Allergy Air Pure vacuum. Isn’t he cute? Having quite a severe allergy to dust myself vacuuming isn’t my favourite passtime. I’ve used a MediVac hoover for years but it has seen better days and the hoover bag for it is no longer available so we […]

Shame on you JK Rowling – asthma is normal, not funny

Have you seen JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy recently on TV? The character called Colin Wall (Simon McBurney) who was portrayed as a weak, over-stressed weirdo who had asthma and was always puffing on his inhaler, made my blood boil. Why is every odd character given a ‘weak’ condition like asthma, allergies, eczema etc. suggesting […]

A fibrous diet may benefit people with asthma

Asthma is known to affect millions of people worldwide. It can be triggered by various environmental factors including dust mites, animal fur, smoke and even pollen. For asthmatic patients, the airways in the lungs are very sensitive to irritation and may become inflamed easily, making it harder to breathe. This condition cannot be cured, but […]

The Allergy UK Conference 2014 – My top 5

Last month I was extremely lucky to be able to attend The Allergy UK Annual conference, the first one they have run but hopefully the first of many. The quality of speakers was excellent and I learnt so much my poor brain was aching afterwards and my note pad is bursting with almost legible notes. […]

Choosing the right floor for your allergies

If you’re investing in a new floor, there are plenty of different options to consider; the right floor could help your allergies to recede considerably, while a poor choice can make things go downhill very quickly. So what are you options? Which type of flooring is best?

Fresh nettle tea – for eczema and allergies

Whether nettle tea as a natural remedy for allergies works or not, who cares! Nettles grow everywhere, in glorious abundance and when made into a tea it tastes so amazing I’m going to have a special part of my garden, just for nettles (oh yeah, that would be just like normal then)

The buteyko breathing technique for asthma

Are you a mouth breather? Do you have asthma? Well this technique could really help by teaching you how to breath through your nose more and so help to control asthma, allergies and many other conditions…

Anti allergenic cleaning products

Have you ever considered that many household cleaning products are very strong, contain chemicals and substances that can irritate sensitive skin and potentially cause allergic reactions. How can you reduce the number of allergens in your home safely and effectively?