General knowledge
August 28, 2017

What happens when you sneeze?

Everyone sneezes. In fact, the average healthy person does so up to four times a day. But why, exactly, do we sneeze? The mechanics of sneezing Part of your nose’s job is to make sure the air you breathe is clean, and free of dirt and bacteria. Your nose traps dirt and bacteria in mucus, but sometimes debris can enter your nose and irritate the sensitive mucus membranes inside your nose and throat. When these membranes become irritated, a message is sent to your brain to sneeze. Sneezing is your body's way of removing an irritation from your nose. Your…
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November 17, 2016

How to stop sneezing and sniffling this spring

"Bless you!" ARRRRGH! Hay fever is annoying. If the endless sneezing, stuffy nose and scratchy throat are getting the better of you, here's what you can do. (more…)
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September 3, 2015

Suffering from spring allergies?

"Spring is here!" - that time of the year of beautiful blossoms, bright new leaves on trees and warmer days ... but, for many people, its arrival marks a season of hay-fever havoc! If you're sneezing your head off and continually rubbing your eyes, it's time to take control! (more…)
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September 1, 2014

Do you get seasonal allergies?

Spring is here, but so are those horrible spring allergy triggers! Itchy, sneezing, and a runny nose – it may feel like a cold but at this time of year there's a good chance that you're suffering from seasonal allergies. You and millions of others. Luckily, there is effective medication to prevent and treat the symptoms of allergies, but you do need to know how to identify and manage your triggers. (more…)
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