Many have asked the question of whether or not you can develop a bee pollen allergy, and the simple answer is no. Sure, it is that simple, and while there really isn’t an allergy some are concerned about pollen and the challenges that it causes along the way.

Everyone reacts differently to different things, so I will discuss a few points of interest here in the components of pollen and what causes various reactions.

Pollen and Bee Stings Aren’t the Same

I have people ask me all the time if pollen and bee stings contain the same thing.

No, they don’t but it’s a reasonable question to ask.

When someone gets a bee sting, what is in the stinger that causes a racing heart is bee venom. This can cause a number of reactions, but those who feel like their heart is racing and end up breaking out into a cold sweat are obviously having an allergic reaction to the sting.

It’s a common question, but the only thing that could make your heart race is just the high level of B vitamins in the pollen.

This is part of the reason why it is beneficial to take only a little bit of pollen at a time. You need to take the minimum dosage so that you can tell how tolerant you are of the pollen, and whether or not you can take more.

Ragweed in Pollen

Did you know that there could be trace amounts of ragweed in your pollen?

Those who do have this allergy may be sensitive to pollen if ragweed is present, and those who do will know right away. Those who have a ragweed allergy may experience itchy, watery eyes, and possibly a bit of a runny nose.

Don’t worry about it, because this is a common reaction for those who do have a ragweed allergy. The best way to test the waters to find out is by taking the minimum dosage, and then if no reaction, you can increase the dosage to see how you react to it.

Pollen Can Help Alleviate Allergy Symptoms

While so many are contesting that users could have a bee pollen allergy, just as many people are using it to get relief from nasal allergy symptoms.

This is because pollen is loaded with antioxidants which are helpful in fighting off bacteria. Those who suffer from allergies usually find that they get relief from vitamins A and E, and pollen contains both.

Pollen also contains Zinc which is also useful in helping the immune system, which is still critical in avoiding allergies.

Pollen appears to be more beneficial than it is harmful, but it’s ultimately up to you to try it and see how it serves you. If you are skeptical about how you will react then check with your doctor first to be sure that it’s right for you.

Otherwise, just try it and see how things go, and if you don’t react well, then stop taking it until you find out more.

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Accumulation of mucus within the nasal passages can cause pressure on the surrounding areas, thus resulting to various painful symptoms and leading to a condition known as sinusitis. The worst scenario with sinusitis is that the symptoms may last for several weeks, which means you are to suffer several weeks of discomfort as well. Treating sinus infection can be easy if you are aware of the symptoms and you know the specific sinuses that are infected. Some of the most common symptoms of sinus infection include:

Breathing difficulty.Blocked nose.Fever.Coughing and sneezing.Throbbing headache.Sense of fullness and heaviness inside the ears.Pain and tenderness around the affected area.Halitosis or bad breath.Jaw pain.Fatigue.Dizziness.

Some of the medicines often used when treating sinus infection are antihistamines and nasal decongestants. These medicines are helpful in reducing congestion and relieving difficulty in breathing. However, you should know that these medications can cause various side effects. If you want to avoid these, then you may opt for the natural remedies to help you relieve and treat sinus infection. Some of these remedies include:

Flushing the blocked sinuses: you can do this by using a neti pot or a bulb syringe. Fill the pot with two cups of lukewarm water with half teaspoon of salt as a saline solution. Tilt your head on the left or right and then pour the solution into one of your nostrils. Allow the solution to drain on the other nostril and then do the same on the other side. This can help you wash out the phlegm buildup and unclogged the blockage in the nasal passages.
Steam treatment: this is being considered as an age old remedy against sinusitis, especially when dealing with blocked sinuses. With a bowl of boiling water, lean over it with your eyes closed and then inhale the steam coming from the water. You can put a towel or a blanket over your head to prevent the steam from escaping. Continue inhaling the steam until the water cools off. The heat coming from the steam can help thin down the mucus, thus allowing the blocked sinuses to open up.
Oil of Oregano: adding 2 to 3 drops of oregano oil into your orange juice, coffee or tea and stirring it well can help you relieve various symptoms of sinusitis. Oregano oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties that are helpful in reducing inflammation in the mucus lining. Aside from that, it can also help strengthen the immune system and helps fight infection.
Echinacea tea: this is an herbal remedy which is very effective when treating sinus infection. You can prepare the tea by simply soaking 2 teaspoons of Echinacea herb in a cup of boiling water for at least 10 minutes. Make sure that you consume the tea at least 3 times a day for faster relief.

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It’s been drummed into our heads since birth, the benefits of drinking milk daily. But in today’s present market, often this so called healthy food is nothing but disaster for many people without them even realizing it.

So why this complete turnaround in health and nutritional fitness information now?
Most cows are now fed the wrong type of feed. Cows are born and bred to be a pasture-raised animal. It is their intended food source inbred by nature.

Cows though today are often born into the large factory farm environment. Here, these animals usually never even see the sunshine, nevertheless a field of grass. Caged from their birth to their death in a pen where they can neither move nor sit, the typical dairy cow must stand in one position 24 hours a day/7 days a week in filthy, never-cleaned pens.

Their food source has become GMO corn or GMO soybeans plus an assortment of animal parts, manure,pesticides and cottonseed all blended into a mash. Antibiotics are then routinely injected to preserve a semblance of health to speed up fattening for delivery of meat and/or milk to the market.

Pasteurization and homogenization are both man-made processes to aid in obtaining a safe and healthy product to be delivered to the retail store for resale. The problem here though is:
Pasteurization is a heat-sensitive production process used to kill any potentially harmful bacteria which may be present in the milk products themselves. Unfortunately, these high heats also destroy the vitamin, mineral and good healthy digestive enzymes present in good clean raw milk. When these are destroyed, the human digestive system has a hard time breaking down and utilizing any possible health benefits which may be left.
Homogenized milk is then a process used to denature the milks proteins (thus changing the original protein), again making digestion harder. Many people diagnosed with milk allergies may actually be reacting to these “foreign proteins” because the human digestive system over-reacts believing they are foreign invaders in their system.
Although not a true allergy for some, scientists have determined some people can be so sensitive to milk-based products, it often shows increasing inflammation of the joints and tissues. A considerable reduction of pain and swelling is usually observed after the elimination of milk products, especially in arthritis patients.
Many asthmatics and food allergy sufferers have shown considerable improvements after the elimination of milk also. Dairy products often lead to the excessive formation of mucous in the respiratory system for many people. This then results in an increase in adverse breathing effects, often noticeable results can be found in people which commonly get seasonal allergies also.
Cow’s milk itself has many naturally-occurring hormones which are not standard to the human body. But now, with the increase in steroids use, antibiotics and hormones to facilitate shorter times to market for food products, man is showing an over-abundance of chemical imbalances in his own system also.
Our bodies are in a constant state of flux trying to obtain and maintain a certain chemical balance. Dairy products, when ingested, become an acid-forming end product. An abundance of different types of dairy therefore requires these acids to be neutralized on a continuous basis. Pulling the alkaline calcium from the human bone is the body’s first line of defense.

Increased levels of calcium continually pulled from the bones as we age though (remember an adult loses more and more calcium storage year after year around 25-30 years of age) will eventually lead to a condition known as brittle bones, osteoporosis.

So although milk and milk-based products may be a current favorite in your dietary plan, many others have found complete avoidance (or trial and error runs of organic, raw milk products) has led them to greater success for their family’s health.

About the Author: Kathi Robinson
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IQAir HealthPro Plus has held the title of the world’s best air purifier for residential homes since 1998. What makes IQAir HealthPro Plus so different from other HEPA air purifiers? Let me share my thoughts.

I am an ordinary person, just like you. Perhaps the only difference between us is that I’m an allergy sufferer.

Because of this reason, I have been researching and using many different types of air purifiers for years, hoping to find just one that would help relieve my allergic sufferings.

My experience and findings over the last 8 years tell me one thing – HEPA air filters aren’t good enough to clean your indoor air.

Why HEPA Air Purifiers Aren’t Good Enough?

I believe that most of you are familiar with the term High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA). If you don’t, HEPA filtration means a promise of 99.97% efficiency in removing airborne pollutants as small as 0.3 microns.

0.3 microns may sound very small, but what most people don’t realize is that 90% of indoor air pollutants are smaller than 0.3 microns!

For instance, dust mites, pet dander and viruses could be as small as 0.003 microns.

Mere HEPA filters would not do a good job in filtering them out. This is exactly why HEPA filters aren’t just good enough.

The Danger Of Ultra-Fine Particles

Ultra-fine particles are particles measuring less than 0.1 microns. Some scientific researches prove that particles measuring less than 0.1 microns are most harmful to health, particularly to allergy sufferers

Ultra-fine particles are so small that it can easily be inhaled and absorbed by our lungs, at a much faster rate compared to normal sized particles. This faster absorption rate could cause almost instant allergic and asthmatic response, if you are sensitive to that particle.

The California Air Resources Board estimates that ultra-fine particles subtract 10 years from a person’s life!

The Revolutionary HyperHEPA Filtration Technology

IQAir HealthPro Plus uses the revolutionary HyperHEPA filtration technology in its air purification system which cleanses the air at the efficiency of 99.5% for particles right down to 0.003 microns.

That is 100 times more effective than ordinary HEPA filters!

The HyperHEPA technology allows this air purifier to effectively remove ultra-fine particles – something that most air purifiers could not do.

This technology is internally developed by IQAir and is therefore exclusive only to IQAir branded air purifiers. No other air purifier has it.

Besides the HyperHEPA difference, IQAir HealthPro Plus uses many other superior air cleaning technologies that are capable of completely transforming your home into an air pollutant free villa.

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Apart from the practical implications of having to deal with the deprivation in your diet, the milk allergy symptoms can be very uncomfortable. This article looks at some of the coping mechanisms that are used to deal with a condition that is becoming more common.

There is a slight difference between lactose intolerance and a full blown milk allergy although the symptoms can be very similar. Although dairy products have a high nutritional value, they can also be responsible for causing a number of dangerous conditions. Symptoms will normally arise when there is inflammation of skin or tissue. Further this condition can interfere with the rate and effectiveness of nutrient absorption processes. Thus you may find that the patient also suffers from osteoporosis, anemia and chronic fatigue symptom.
Signs and symptoms: The sporadic nature of the milk allergy symptoms can complicate the diagnosis further. You will find that younger children develop unusual ear infections. This can be accompanied by constipation, heartburn and even sinusitis. In some cases the patient will develop the irritable bowel syndrome which is characterized by bouts of diarrhea. Abdominal pain may also combine with acne to create a very low quality of life. They may develop mental health problems such as ADHD and ADD. It is common for suffers to have arthritis and canker sores. Chronic fibromyalgia will be accompanied by headache and iron deficiencies. A poor immune system and stunted growth can also be effects of the condition.
Lactose intolerance: In this situation the person will have an enzyme deficiency which affects the way in which they absorb milk nutrients into their bloodstream. Therefore the body will react adversely whenever they consume dairy products in order to prevent the problems that are associated with absorption. Genetics play an important role in the development of both milk allergies and lactose intolerance. The reaction can arise even when you consume the food once or twice a week. In other situations there will be a delayed reaction before the patient is able to make the right connection between their feeding habits and the onset of the symptoms.
The diet: You will need to watch what you eat. That means that you keep away from cow mil as well as cheese. There will be no butter and yoghurt for you. Ice cream may help in fighting yeast infections but it can still increase your chances of a reaction if you already have an allergic condition. The active bacterium is known as lactalbumin. It has been found in processes foods even where they are not properly labeled. Do not assume that low fat milk will give you any form of protection.

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Blueair air purifiers are Swedish made and are the best available on the market.

People with allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions, or people who simply want to breathe cleaner indoor air should choose Blueair purifiers. Here’s why…

Blueair air filters are the best filters available, Blueair have Industry High CADR (Clean air delivery rate) – CADR was developed by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) in the United States, to help consumers worldwide find how well an air cleaner reduces airborne pollutants such as tobacco smoke, dust and pollen – by indicating the volume of filtered air delivered. The higher the Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR), the faster the unit filters the air. CADR takes into account:

• Size of the particle removed
• Percentage of particles removed
• Volume of air actually moving through the system

When the particle size and filter efficiency of any two air cleaners are the same (as they often are), CADR is the key to choosing the more effective system. To ensure accuracy and fairness, CADR testing is performed only through AHAM, an independent industry organization. CADR test results are recognized as accurate and impartial by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Air volume is often described as air exchange (the number of times the total volume of air in the room is processed by the unit within a given period of time). Some manufacturers substitute air exchange rates for CADR results, but they are not equivalent. CADR numbers give a much more precise report of air purifier performance. Blueair has achieved CADR ratings that are among the highest in the industry. Blueair recommended room sizing takes into account that the air in a room should pass through the air purifier 5 times.

Blueair have whisper quiet operation. Because of Blueair’s ingenious air flow design, the patented HEPASilent filters and very high quality fan minimises noise for a truly whisper quiet operation. Sound levels are so low you can bearly hear the unit, trust that when he blue light is on that the Blueair air purifier is quietly at work improving the quality of the air you breathe. HEPASilent technology is Blueair’s patented HEPASilent? filtration technology which combines advanced filter media and an encapsulated ion particle charging chamber to achieve far better results than either mechanical or electrostatic technology alone.

Award winning stylish design, Blueair air purifiers have been designed to fit your décor, Blueair’s contemporary look has earned the company one of the most prestigious design awards in Scandinavia, the Excellent Swedish Design award. Unlike most other air purifiers, Blueair have metal casings and really are built to last.

Blueair are the most energy efficient air purifiers available, by meeting the strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, Blueair have qualified for ‘Energy Star’ accreditation. Phenomenally low power usage means that it costs no more than a single light bulb to run a Blueair air purifier system.

Blueair are environmentally aware. Blueair products offer exceptional performance without polluting the environment. Blueair uses a patented filter media that is one of the least harmful plastics, producing only carbon dioxide and water as it decomposes, the metal casings will ensure the air purifier lasts for a long time and the energy efficiency is second to none.

All tests and results are independently certified, don’t take our word for just how fantastic Blueair air purifiers perform. The performance of all Blueair is independently verified by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) and its Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) program through testing at a third-party laboratory.

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Some of the most powerful parts of the holiday season are the smells… candles that fill a room with the fragrance of home baked goodies, or air fresheners that leave a room filled with the refreshing outdoor scent of pine. These products add a subtle something to the air for some, while triggering uncomfortable scent allergies (and possibly asthma) for others.

As these scented products have grown more popular, allergists are seeing more complaints from people about reactions to all the fragrance. There’s sneezing and coughing, and while there isn’t an allergy test for these products, people certainly seem capable of having strong reactions to them.

An allergy expert made a presentation on the health risks of scented products citing a 2009 study that found large numbers of Americans are affected by pollutants found in products we use every day.

Almost 11% of over 2,000 adults who were surveyed reported a hypersensitivity to popular laundry products; almost 31% reported adverse reactions to scents on other people, with about 20% reporting problems (trouble breathing, headache) when around air fresheners. For those with asthma, the rate was 34% who had bothersome symptoms when around air fresheners or scented candles.

These scented products do emit VOCs (volatile organic compounds), defined as chemicals forming a gas or vapor when at room temperature. Some of the VOCs in air fresheners include formaldehyde, petroleum, benzene, styrene, terpenes, alcohol, phosphates, bleach and even ammonia.

High levels of VOCs can lead to irritation of the eye and difficulty breathing, as well as headaches, dizziness and memory impairment. A study conducted in 2008 discovered that a large number of laundry soaps and room deodorizers gave off potentially dangerous VOCs.

A particular brand of plug in freshener sent out more than 20 VOCs, 7 of these classed as toxic or hazardous in existing federal laws. Candles produce soot, organic compounds and VOCs – including benzene and lead.

Today experts estimate more than 75% of American homes use scented air fresheners and other such products. And not just for the holidays, now we expect our homes to smell pleasing year round, and with this demand, an industry has grown accordingly.

What’s more, these products aren’t limited to homes. More often scented products appear in the workplace. If you like the smell, you probably don’t mind, but if it left you sneezing and coughing you’d probably feel differently. Just because something smells good to you doesn’t mean that everyone will feel the same way. Often some smells, such as the food type can be tolerated, while flowery ones cannot.

The scented products industry group says that VOCs aren’t necessarily all that bad. Anything that gives off a scent, they say, is sending out a VOC.

In the U.S. air fresheners and other scented products are governed by the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, both requiring product producers to inform consumers about any risks or compounds that might contribute to a health risk. There are some who feel these requirements aren’t nearly strict enough.

If you find yourself uncomfortable with all the scented products, talk with an allergist about your symptoms and your fragrance exposure. There are coping strategies and treatments for scent allergies that can help.

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Yes, a chiropractor can help people with allergies. Next time you are feeling unwell due to allergies, you should consider visiting a chiropractor. Chiropractic care is a holistic method of providing relief for the discomfort you feel when you suffer from allergies.

Your chiropractor can successfully treat allergies by keeping your body healthy and less vulnerable to allergic reactions. A visit to a chiropractor, when you are suffering the symptoms of an allergic reaction, may help you to cope with your condition and make you feel much better.

How can a Chiropractor help you?
Allergic reactions are common immune disorders. Hay fever, for example, can cause your eyes to water; it can cause you to sneeze uncontrollably, to sniff or to cough. Although there is no cure for people who suffer from allergies, the symptoms caused by an allergic reaction can be treated.

Your immune system is affected by nerves and hormones. The immune system fights the invasion in your body of foreign substances, such as pollution, pollen, dust, and animal dander. People with allergies may also react to a wide variety of triggers such as bee stings, various medications, and certain foods.

Research shows that there is a link between your immune system and your nervous system. Because your spinal column houses the spinal cord, a dysfunctional spinal column can influence your nervous system; therefore a dysfunctional spinal column will make you more prone to allergies.

A chiropractor can help you by removing nerve interference to allow your immune system to work to its full capacity.

How does a Chiropractor treat People suffering from Allergies?
A chiropractor takes a holistic approach to the treatment of allergies. Visiting a chiropractor during the season of the year when you are most affected by your allergy may result in you being able to cut down on allergy medication. Although allergy medicines work well to help you control your allergy you may find that there are side effects such as drowsiness. By seeking help from a chiropractor you may be able to take less medication or a smaller dose.

The chiropractor will correct any interference to your nervous system and this will strengthen your immune system, therefore making you better able to fight against the various allergens that cause you distress.

Chiropractic treatment removes subluxations. Subluxations are misaligned spinal vertebra that pinches a nerve in your body. Subluxations cause stress to your nervous system. Once your nervous system is free from stress, your immune system will be healthier and more able to fight against whatever triggers your allergy.

It does not matter what triggers your allergy, you will benefit from chiropractic treatment to your spine. If your spine is healthy, your quality of life will improve because you will have a stronger immune system. Your body will be better able to adapt to allergic reactions and you may be able to lower the amount of medication you need to take in order to remain healthy. If you suffer from an allergy it is a wise decision to consult with a chiropractor and see how you can be helped.

By Dr Maria Ananakis (Chiropractor)

Dr Maria Ananakis (Chiropractor) graduated from Macquarie University with a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and a Masters of Chiropractic. She owns and operates her own busy chiropractic practice in Sydney. She has a special interest in holistic family care and helps people of all ages varying from newborns through to the grandparents. Other interests within the profession include treating stress, babies and children, pregnancy, headaches, back pain, low energy, arthritis, women’s health issues, such as fertility; and sports injuries. Dr Maria prefers natural and holistic care and aims to help people with a variety of issues by ensuring the nervous system is free to work without interference. Discover more about Dr. Maria Ananakis at

The effect of lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance has been linked to many physical symptoms. For many people, it may be the insidious and almost un-noticed lethargy or weight gain. Others suffer from crippling migraines and “autoimmune” type symptoms that can adversely affect your lifestyle.

Some research has linked dairy to prostate cancer, breast cancer, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, and heart disease.

Dairy and dairy products are completely safe for most people, but for others, it can be a silent (or not so silent) destroyer of a quality lifestyle.

It might be worth checking out to see if a dairy-free or dairy-limited diet improves your quality of life. By limiting your Dairy intake for a short time, there may be no reaction, or no change, and you can go back to your normal diet. On the other hand, if your migraines disappear, your cholesterol drops, your blood pressure stablises, your energy increases, your body seems lighter, your stomach calms down, and if you just FEEL BETTER, that might be telling you something.

Have you considered going Dairy-Free?

I thought that it was just one of those fads that seemed to be popular and typical of what New-Age, Natural therapies gurus were promoting.

That is until a couple of health issues that had been lurking in my background started to surface. That’s when going Dairy-Free (and gluten-free) was suggested to me. Taking the, “Well it’s worth a try approach” I decided to remove Dairy and Gluten from my diet.

The effect was almost immediate. The excess weight came off without effort, my blood pressure (which was being slightly improved by medication) fell to, and maintained a good level and I had a general sense of feeling better.

After a time, when I reintroduced some small amounts of Dairy, I began to feel small amounts of abdominal discomfort. Apparently over the years I had been experiencing this discomfort, but did not recognize that it was potentially the result of a small degree of lactose intolerance. Now, after a short period of not having that discomfort, I notice that soon after eating or drinking dairy products it returns. That discomfort is not debilitating, but it is noticeable, and I suspect a result of lactose intolerance.

Lactose intolerance is not something that everyone has to live with, but if going dairy-free for a short time indicates that it may be affecting you then it is worth having it checked out.

Before making any substantial changes to your diet it is advised that you consult with your trusted health professional.

Neville Dinning is a researcher and educator with an interest in Lactose Intolerance. For more great lactose free information, visit and download the free report at

There are many millions affected by aspirin allergy and general Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug allergy. Remember, there is a way to deal with it. You need to take all of the necessary precautions and wear Medical ID Jewelry in order to ensure that you are not accidentally given a potentially deadly dose of the drug by emergency personnel.

Aspirin is a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug first discovered from the bark of the willow tree. It has been proven to help reduce pain and inflammation in patients, and is now synthetically manufactured and distributed in generic form, prescription form, and over-the-counter form. The most well-known over-the-counter brand of aspirin is Bayer Aspirin.

Aspirin allergy affects approximately one percent of the general population, and is prevalent at a ten- percent rate among patients who have asthma. Thus, allergies to Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as Bayer Aspirin and other brands of this painkiller are relatively common. Make sure you avoid the drug. This does not mean you need to suffer. You can take acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) when in need of a painkiller or anti-inflammatory.

If you have an allergy to Aspirin, then it is very important that you wear a piece of Medical ID jewelry.

How Do I Know if I have an Aspirin Allergy?

The symptoms of aspirin allergy are quite simple to identify, so you shouldn’t need medical tests to determine if you are a sufferer. The most common symptoms are skin conditions, such as the formation of hives or a general swelling in an area of the skin.

Other more serious symptoms include respiratory symptoms, such as rhinitis and asthma symptoms, and, in rare cases, anaphylaxis. If you have taken Bayer aspirin or any other type of aspirin-related Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, and experienced any of these symptoms, then you may have an allergy to Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and should avoid them completely.

Because aspirin allergy isn’t a traditional allergy, you cannot determine if you have the allergy through traditional allergy testing. In fact, an allergy to Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug is not an allergy at all, but rather intolerance to the substance. When someone with this condition consumes aspirin, the body actually has a small overdose due to the fact that it cannot metabolize even the smallest doses of the substance.

What Steps Should I Take to Stay Safe?

After one bad encounter with an aspirin allergy, you will probably become aware of your condition. Aspirin is easy to avoid as long as you are aware of which medications contain the drug, such as Bayer aspirin and other generic brands.

However, you may not be able to inform if you are rendered unconscious and become unable to inform medical personnel of your condition. Hence, it’s absolutely crucial that you keep some kind of medical ID jewelry on your person at all times. One of the easiest ways to do this is to purchase customized medical ID jewelry and wear it at all times. This way, you can guarantee that emergency medical personnel will not accidentally give you a potentially fatal dose of aspirin or any other Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Medical ID jewelry are reasonably priced, stylish, and completely customizable based on your various conditions and allergies.

Keep yourself safe.