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   Posted 9/2/2009 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
It's that time of year again..
get your house air filter changed and to start thinking of winterizing the home!
just a reminder for everyone, also make sure you've got your medicines up to date...
and plenty of hand sanitizer to keep this flu away....
Lots of soft hugz...
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   Posted 9/3/2009 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
confused   confused confused mad Awwww *groan* you mean it's becoming FALL????!!!! I am still waiting for summer!!! LOL Here in Michigan we had a very very mild summer that it felt more like fall all sumer long then it did summer.
smilewinkgrin   Thank you Char for bringing this up!  Yes it's important to change your filters every fall and spring to avoid the buildup of allergens which can not only affect allergies but asthma as well.
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   Posted 9/3/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Get the tissues ready!


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   Posted 9/4/2009 4:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Char,

I was researching about asthma and got some information which causes asthma attacks. Thought of sharing with you all which is helpful to all of us.

According to the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and other organizations, triggers for asthma include the following:


* pollen
* mold
* animal protein (dander, urine, oil from skin)
* house dust/dust mites
* cockroaches
* certain foods


* strong odors and sprays, such as perfumes, household cleaners, cooking fumes, paints, and varnishes
* chemicals such as coal, chalk dust, or talcum powder
* air pollutants
* changing weather conditions, including changes in temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, and strong winds
* Chemical-exposure on the job, such as occupational vapors, dust, gases, or fumes.


*Tobacco smoke, whether directly or passively inhaled, has been shown to worsen asthma.

*Wood smoke from wood-burning heating stoves and fireplaces can release irritating chemicals such as sulfur dioxide. "

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   Posted 9/11/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reminders :) I agree with you Sherry about waiting for the summer too, as it has been pretty mild in Missouri as well. Been fighting with my allergies really hard this year.

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