What Can Instantly Kill Ticks?

What Can Instantly Kill Ticks?

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Australian paralysis ticks are little parasites that prey on humans, dogs, cats, animals, and even livestock. Their name is derived from the neurotoxin they inject during feeding, which, in large amounts, can paralyse the host. Despite the fact that Australia is home to more than 75 different species of ticks, 16 of which are known to prey on humans, more than 95% of human tick bites along Australia's eastern coast are caused by this species. What exactly are paralysis ticks, then? What should you do if you or someone you know is bitten by one, and are they dangerous to humans? Tick, What? The parasitic arachnid species known as paralysis ticks and scientifically known as Ixodes holocyclus, feeds on the blood of mammals. Despite being regarded as bugs, they are…
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Gluten Allergies: What To Do In Case Of Gluten Exposure?

Gluten Allergies: What To Do In Case Of Gluten Exposure?

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Gluten Allergies: What To Do In Case Of Gluten Exposure?If you have hives, a rash, stomach pain, or your nose becomes blocked or runny after eating cereal, bread, or pasta, you may have a gluten intolerance, a common condition that affects many individuals.If you suffer from celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, you have undoubtedly had at least one "glutening" incident in your life. Glutening is defined as accidentally consuming gluten and subsequently having gluten-related symptoms. These symptoms could appear suddenly (within minutes). In other circumstances, you may not notice symptoms of a reaction for several days after consuming gluten.It doesn't take much gluten to make this happen. A very small amount—possibly even smaller than the eye can see—could cause a variety of physiological effects.In general, if you come from…
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Pork Allergy 101: Understanding The Symptoms And Treatment

Pork Allergy 101: Understanding The Symptoms And Treatment

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Read this before you indulge in that juicy pork meatball!A negative immunological reaction that occurs after consuming pork and its byproducts is known as a pork allergy. Due to the common connection between cat and pork allergies, it is also known as the "pork-cat syndrome."The diagnosis of pork-cat syndrome is suspected in a person who has a history of significant allergic symptoms with cat exposure (such as allergic rhinitis and asthma) and has experienced symptoms of food allergy after eating pork. People who are sensitive to cat serum albumin, which reacts with albumin in pigs, develop a sensitivity to pork. Other potential causes of pork allergy are unclear. More reactions are typically brought on by undercooked or dried and smoked pork products than properly prepared pork meat.Symptoms Of Pork AllergyHives, rashes,…
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Is It Okay To Swim With Asthma

Is It Okay To Swim With Asthma

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Did you know that swimming is advised for those with asthma?Or that several of our most renowned Olympian swimmers, like four-time medalist Rebecca Adlington, suffered from asthma?Continue reading for additional details on the connection between asthma and swimming, including facts, myths, and advice for your upcoming pool visit.What Is Asthma?Asthma is a condition that makes it difficult to breathe because the person's airways restrict, swell, and create excess mucus.Even mild cases of asthma can make it difficult to carry out regular tasks. It might occasionally result in a potentially fatal attack.Common Symptoms Of AsthmaAsthma symptoms include: breathing issueschest paincoughingwheezingSometimes the symptoms could escalate.What Helps During An Asthma Attack?Rescue inhalers, which relieve symptoms, and controller inhalers, which prevent symptoms, are typically used to manage asthma. Oral steroids and longer-acting inhalers that…
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Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) – How Can You Be Safe

Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) – How Can You Be Safe

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Allergy rhinitis is also referred to as hay fever.Environmental allergens such as dust mites, mold, animal dander, and pollen (from grasses, weeds, or trees) can irritate the nose and eyes, resulting in hay fever.The majority of people link hay fever to spring because that's when grass pollens are most prevalent in the air. This is often referred to as spring hay fever or seasonal allergic rhinitis. Hay fever, though, can strike at any time of the year.Perennial allergic rhinitis is the term used when symptoms last all year long. Sensitivity to allergens such as house dust mites, mold, animal dander, or occupational allergens typically causes chronic allergic rhinitis.Hayfever In AustraliaIn Australia, hay fever is rather typical, especially in the spring and summer when pollen counts are at their maximum. Grass,…
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Breathing Easy: Understanding the Connection Between Asthma and Allergies

Breathing Easy: Understanding the Connection Between Asthma and Allergies

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You may be wondering what allergies and asthma have in common other than the fact that they both make you miserable. It turns out a lot. Asthma and allergies frequently coexist.The same elements that produce allergic rhinitis (hay fever) symptoms, like pollen, dust mites, and animal hair, can also result in asthma symptoms and indicators. Some people may experience asthma symptoms due to food or skin allergies. This is known as allergic asthma or asthma brought on by allergies.How Can An Allergic Reaction Induce Asthma Symptoms?When immune system proteins (antibodies) incorrectly label a harmless element, such as tree pollen, as an invader, an allergic reaction results. Antibodies bind to the allergen in an effort to shield your body from the allergen.Your immune system's production of chemicals causes allergy symptoms and…
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Seizures After Stroke

Seizures After Stroke

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Seizures after stroke can occur, especially if the stroke affects the brain's temporal or frontal lobe. These seizures, called post-stroke or post-ictal seizures, typically occur within the first week after the stroke and may be a sign of underlying brain damage. The risk of seizures after a stroke depends on the following factors: The person's age: Older people are more likely to experience seizures after a stroke. The stroke's severity and where it occurred:: Seizures are more likely to occur after a stroke that affects the brain's temporal lobe or frontal lobe. The person's medical history: People who have had a stroke are more likely to experience seizures after a subsequent stroke. Other medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, may increase the…
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Stroke: Classification, Symptoms And Treatment

Stroke: Classification, Symptoms And Treatment

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Strokes are terrifying and potentially life-threatening, but they are also curable if the appropriate precautions are taken. To lessen one's chance of having a stroke or to provide care for someone who has had one, it is crucial to be familiar with the various types of strokes, the associated symptoms, and the treatment options available. There are three types of strokes: Ischemic, Haemorrhagic, and Transient ischemic attack Depending on the type, you can experience slurred speech, blindness, or paralysis. But before we get to that, let's understand stroke. What Is A Stroke? A stroke is a medical emergency when the brain's blood supply is cut off. Strokes are responsible for a significant portion of the total number of deaths and disabilities that occur worldwide. Strokes are associated with several significant…
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Skin Allergies: Symptoms And Treatment For Itchy Skin

Skin Allergies: Symptoms And Treatment For Itchy Skin

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A skin allergy is your body's response to an external stimulus to your skin that your immune system perceives as a threat. The reaction or allergy is usually caused by antibodies released into the area of impact to resist the threat or allergen. The following is a list of indications and symptoms that, if present, may indicate that a person has a skin allergy:Skin redness (also known as erythema)Rash or hivesSkin that has developed cracks or fissuresItching, or pruritusExfoliation and scaling of the skinEdema, or swelling,Raised bumps or papulesChest tightness or difficulty breathingSneezing, coughing, and runny noseNausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or diarrhoeaIn this article, we'll go over the many kinds of skin allergies, what triggers them, how to spot the early warning signs of an allergy, and the possible preventative and…
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Epilepsy And Sleep

Epilepsy And Sleep

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Epilepsy and sleep are closely related.  Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes abnormal brain activity and seizures, which can disrupt sleep and cause various sleep-related problems. Here are some key points to consider regarding Epilepsy and sleep:People with Epilepsy may be more prone to sleep disorders like insomnia or sleep Apnea.Seizures can cause difficulty falling or staying asleep, sleepwalking, or sleep talking.Poor sleep can affect the effectiveness of Epilepsy treatment and increase the risk of seizures.People with Epilepsy need to prioritise sleep and adopt good sleep hygiene practices, such as setting a consistent sleep schedule, creating a relaxing sleep environment, and avoiding stimulating activities before bedtime.If you have Epilepsy and are experiencing sleep problems, you must speak with your healthcare provider. They can evaluate your sleep patterns and recommend treatment…
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