Spring allergies combined with COVID concerns: What to watch for
More than 50 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. I have frequently heard people who tested positive for COVID say they initially wrote off the early symptoms as allergies. The best advice is to tackle your allergies early before the symptoms start. So don’t be surprised if a child’s school or your workplace asks for a note to verify that you have allergies, not COVID. AdAllergy symptoms also can mask early COVID symptoms.
3 reasons you’ll want to clean your air vents right now
We spoke to Chris Pelino, the president of Pure Ducts Air Duct Cleaning, to get his expert advice on why cleaning your vents regularly is so important. Cleaning your air ducts will improve the air quality of your home. A dirty duct can cause your HVAC system to work extra hard to pump cool air throughout the home. Pure Ducts Air Duct Cleaning is a full-service cleaning and repair company that can tackle your air ducts, HVAC system, furnace, dryer vent and chimney. For more information, and to set up a consultation, click or tap here to visit the Pure Ducts Air Duct Cleaning website.
How time of year babies are born can affect risk of having food allergies
New research suggests the time of year a baby is born could increase the risk of them having food allergies. More than 5 million children have food allergies, and that number is on the rise. Experts believe being born in the fall could especially increase the risk of babies having food allergies. Babies born at different times of the year experience a variety of different factors that can raise or lower the risk of various conditions. A new clinical trial will further study why babies born in the fall tend to have weakened skin barriers.
FDA relaxes certain food labeling laws -- it could put those with food allergies at risk
Last Friday night, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a change, relaxing certain food labeling laws. Its intended to help manufacturers keep products on store shelves, but it could also put those with food allergies at risk. Manufacturers cannot substitute ingredients from the eight most common food allergies, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, crustacean shellfish, wheat and soy. Manufacturers could substitute canola oil and sunflower oil without changing the label. Different varieties of mushrooms or peppers could be substituted and unbleached flour could be used instead of bleach.
Have allergies, but don’t want to go to the doctor in COVID-19 pandemic? These self-care methods might help
With sinus and allergy season in full swing, the coronavirus pandemic is causing more hesitation for allergy sufferers who would normally go to a doctor or hospital for treatment. “Sinus and allergy season is here,” Beven said. Some foods to consumeAntioxidants help shield cells from oxidative stress. Bioflavonoids enhance the action of Vitamin C and supports blood circulation, which can aid in fighting allergies, viruses or arthritis. These help keep the gut healthy, which is important since 80% of immunity resides in the gut.
Answers to your questions about your pets and Covid-19
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. This article is sponsored by the Michigan Humane SocietyDr. Kelley Meyers is a veterinarian with the Michigan Humane Society and explained how the coronavirus could affect pets. Dr. Meyers also answered other viewers’ questions about their pets. If the toy doesn’t help then the pet may need medical attention because the tail could be causing the pet pain. The Michigan Humane Society has veterinary care services at their locations in Westland, Rochester Hills, Detroit, and Howell.