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If you are hosting your own bonfire tonight remember to burn only dry material as any dampness will produce more polluting smoke, which may trigger asthma symptoms. Also, piling up damp wood and leaves will increase the amount of mould spores in the air, potentially triggering allergies.

Stay safe & enjoy your evening!

It's Bonfire Night this week, and if you have asthma you will need to take extra care to avoid any asthma triggers - the big one being smoke! The best way to do this is to stand well back and admire the bonfire and fireworks from a safe distance.

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This week is the final week you can watch the episode of Sarah Beeny's Double Your House for Half the Money that we featured in on 4oD so be sure not to miss it!

You can also read more about the episode here:

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Why do I wake up with a blocked nose after sleeping?

Allergy is the most common cause for people to wake up with a blocked nose, or nasal congestion. Allergens that you are exposed to at night causes an over-reaction of the immune system. In this response, antibodies are produced and they trigger production of histamine.

What causes a blocked nose?

The mucous membranes lining the inside of the nose can easily become swollen by increased blood flow to the nasal area and increased mucous secretions. This leads to nasal congestion or a blocked nose, which is a hallmark symptom of rhinitis.

Non-allergic rhinitis is diagnosed whenever there is no obvious allergic trigger for a blocked nose. Vasomotor rhinitis occurs whenever there are swollen blood vessels in the nose. Rhinitis may also arise from a viral infection such as a cold or flu.

A blocked nose affects 10 - 20 per cent of the population. The symptoms of a blocked nose often start in late childhood and tend to mostly affect those aged between 10 and 25 years old. Allergy avoidance is the key to helping prevent blocked nose. There are also a variety of drugs that can help treat a blocked nose, such as antihistamines and steroid nasal sprays.

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Have you had a chance to watch the episode of Sarah Beeny’s Double Your House for Half the Money that we were featured in yet?

Well if not, don't worry as you can still catch it on 4oD!

You can also read more about the episode here:

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It's Indoor Allergy Week this week, which aims to highlight the things we can do to avoid allergy triggers in our homes.

One key step to begin with in creating an allergen free environment in your home is to improve the air quality. Indoor air is mostly more polluted than outdoor air and as we often spend up to 90% of our time indoors (at home, work or at school), exposure to indoor air pollution is damaging our health in a more significant way.

Visit our site today to find out more:

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For more information on the health effects of cigarette smoke and tips on how to overcome the nuisance of it in your home, visit our Cigarette Smoke page today:

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