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Allergy Drug Could Fatten Us

Allergy drug

Allergy drug

Allergy drug could fatten us. When an allergy recurrence, most people will quickly take allergy medications are antihistamines. These drugs can indeed reduce allergy symptoms, but when consumed regularly can make the body into fat. Researchers from Yale University published a study in the journal Obesity, which suggests that people who take antihistamines on a regular basis more fat than people who do not eat at all.

In that study, researchers used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006 to compare the body weight of 867 adults and the use of antihistamines. The two most common drug in these studies is setirizin (Zyrtec) and fexofenadine (Allegra). Research also shows that the effect is more clearly seen in men.

In a separate study published in 2009 in the Journal of Clinical Allergy and Immunology, using data from the same CDC survey, researchers found that obese children are more likely to suffer from allergies, especially food allergies, than children of normal weight.

Studies in animals have shown that mice with doses of histamine reduces food intake, while the dose of antihistamine to increase appetite. Therefore, it makes sense if the authors note, that if you take a lot of antihistamines may cause you to eat more. The researchers also added that some older antihistamines even used as appetite stimulants in children.

Distinguishing Normal Snot and Infected Snot

Infected Snot

Infected Snot

Distinguishing normal snot and infected snot can be seen from its symptoms. Snot coming out of the nose not only appeared when people cold. But several other conditions such as allergies or trauma also triggers the release of snot. Mucus is generally produced by cells lining the sinus tract. This fluid serves to keep the nasal membranes (nose) remain moist, as well as useful for fighting infections and irritation.

Snot who appears not only caused by infection. Several other conditions also can trigger allergies such as runny nose, trauma (impact), irritation or exposure to air pollution, use of drugs that is sprayed into the nose or a problem with the anatomy of the nose. Here’s the difference:
1. If the snot that arise due to allergies, trauma (impact), irritation or exposure to air pollution, use of an inhaler or nasal anatomy problem, it does not contain infectious bacteria, viruses or other microorganisms.

2. Snot that appear colorless or clear snot is not the type of infection.

3. If the mucus in the nose is yellow, green or brown, it could be a sign of infection in the upper respiratory tract.

4. Debit or volume of snot that comes out could be a sign of sinus infection caused by bacteria. If the numbers are many and often it sign no infection.

5. Mucus containing bacteria is usually accompanied by headache, pain in the face, especially when you’re bent over, fever, bad breath, can not smell the odors, ear problems or persistent cough.

In bacterial infections generally last more than 7 days and mucus actually deteriorated over time. If caused by bacteria, then needed the help of antibiotics to cure but not for viral infections.

Habits When Having Flu



Habits when having flu by a society was not yet tested its worth. Flu diligent transition appears when the season or the rainy season. Although not a serious disease but flu symptoms are very disturbing daily activities. And to fight the flu several ways done a very credible person can treat the flu. Five habits of many credible persons, namely:

1. Chicken soup can cure the flu
This custom is believed many people, especially in countries which are often hit by colds and allergies. This habit is actually to inhibit inflammation, but many people consider it could ease the flu. This is because the amino acid cysteine ​​which was released during a chemical resembling cooked chicken acetylcysteine. While the chicken broth is added spices such as garlic and onions to boost immunity.

2. Many food intake when the flu can accelerate the healing
Flu often kill a person’s appetite, so many people are advised to eat a lot to speed up the healing process.
Scientifically, not much to eat that accelerate healing the flu, but enough calories from healthy and nutritious foods to boost immunity.

3. People will have the flu if you do not wear jackets during cold air
Colds and flu is a disease caused by viruses and more widespread in winter. Not the main reason for not wearing a jacket when cold, but because of decreased immunity. If during the winter you always eat healthy and keep doing physical activity, then you will not only avoid the attack of flu, but all kinds of diseases, although not using the jacket.

4. Applying a hot balm on the feet can reduce flu
In 2007, many rumors stating that rubbing balm on the feet warm at night and close it with socks to cure colds and flu. But the Canada Research Council stating no connection between the healing balm in the foot with the flu. Warm balm is usually applied to the chest or throat is intended to relieve the symptoms of flu by inhaling, so that relief help reduce nasal congestion and respiratory distress associated with colds and flu.