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Are fern plants a good plant to keep indoors for cleaning air if your family has a lot of allergy problems?

Are fern plants a good plant to keep indoors for cleaning air if your family has a lot of allergy problems?

Unfortunately no: Ferns are wonderful plants, but to really clean the air it takes a powerful air cleaner/purifier such as a hepa. This can remove up to 99% of airborne pollutants if chosen for the right size of room. Avoid ozone generating air cleaners. The moist dirt that live plants grow in can be a place for mold to grow--mold can be a significant indoor allergen. ...Read more

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I have been leaking a clear fluid with white flakes for about 9 hours. I went to the hospital they did a fern test but it came back negative.

I have been leaking a clear fluid with white flakes for about 9 hours. I went to the hospital they did a fern test but it came back negative.

Fertility: Although cervical mucous stringing and ferning patterns are helpful I would recommend monitor BBT (basal body temperature), checking your cycles (most fertile about 2 weeks after the start of your last cycle. Home ovulatory testing is quite accurate. ...Read more

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How come I have hayfever in autumn/fall?

How come I have hayfever in autumn/fall?

Weed pollen or mold: The most common airborne allergens in the late summer and fall are weeds (like ragweed, lambs quarter, sage pigweed, etc depending on location) along with mold spores. After the first hard frost, the pollen typically decreases. An allergist can skin test and in 20 minutes, a person can know what they are allergic to. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can lose weight in autumn and stay motivated?

Can I tell me how I can lose weight in autumn and stay motivated?

Autumn is a great: Time of year. It isn't too hot or too cold to spend time outdoors engaged in physical activity. What to do? Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories. ...Read more

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OPK test & ferning positive yesterday. OPK test positive, but no ferning today. What does this mean? What is estimated time of ovulation?

OPK test & ferning positive yesterday. OPK test positive, but no ferning today. What does this mean? What is estimated time of ovulation?

Use the OPK: Ferning is a very outdated way to assess ovulation, it is really of historical interest only. When the OPK turns positive, intercourse for the next few days is recommended. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as seasonal hairloss? Do people shed more hair in Autumn?

Is there such a thing as seasonal hairloss? Do people shed more hair in Autumn?

If you are a tree: I started with a joke I review all the causes for hair loss and I was surprise that some swedish researcher did suggest that we might lose more hair in automn The wind and rain are bad enough, but autumn’s return has another sting in its tail: you’ll lose more hair, say Swedish researchers. In a study published in the journal Dermatology, the scientists followed more than 800 healthy women over six years and found that they lost the most hair in the autumn months. To understand why, you need to know something about normal hair growth. Read more: http://www. Dailymail. Co.uk/health/article-2047601/Why-autumn-make-womens-hair-fall--going-diet-drinking-tea. Html#ixzz3I5zat1U0 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook ...Read more

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Raw throat that returns every autumn, what should I do?

Raw throat that returns every autumn, what should I do?

Throat: May be allergic or dry climate Trying taking an OTC antihistamine without sudafed for a few days. If not helpful, then get a good humidifier on at night ...Read more

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Why so I feel so down? Today autumn just arrived in our country and it was cloudy all the day... This happens to me every year...

Why so I feel so down? Today autumn just arrived in our country and it was cloudy all the day... This happens to me every year...

If the weather is: The ONLY cause, then check out Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). This is a condition triggered by shortening days and lower levels of ambient light reaching the eye, hence the brain. The condition looks like depression, some milder versions, some surprisingly heavier. Either way, see a psychologist for a dx. Treatment starts with accurate understanding of your condition. ...Read more

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What to do if I get shortness of breath in the spring and autumn. Is that normal?

What to do if I get shortness of breath in the spring and autumn. Is that normal?

Asthma: The seasonality of your symptoms suggests that it may be allergen triggered bronchospasm (aka, asthma). Do you cough also? (typical). Do you wheeze? (typical). You can be tested any time of year with a provocative protocol (methacholine challenge) - pulmonary function test. There are very good treatments once the diagnosis is established. ...Read more

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The skin of my thumbs and fingers crack in autumn and winter. How can I stop this happening?

The skin of my thumbs and fingers crack in autumn and winter. How can I stop this happening?

Moisturizer: If store-bought moisturizers don't alleviate this, talk to your primary care physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience more hair loss during autumn? Even if I have never experienced it before? I'm loosing 40 hairs a day average

Is it normal to experience more hair loss during autumn? Even if I have never experienced it before? I'm loosing 40 hairs a day average

Hair loss: Your hair loss has nothing to do with Autumn but it is most likely related to your medication, especially Accutane which is well known for causing temporary and even permanent hair loss. ...Read more

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My nose is stuffy hurts and I have no saline solutions and it feels itchy what can I use to help it and its autumn now could it be fall allergies?

My nose is stuffy hurts and I have no saline solutions and it feels itchy what can I use to help it and its autumn now could it be fall allergies?

Yes fall allergies: The fall pollen counts are extremely high due to the hot dry summer. You probably are experiencing fall allergies. Antihistamines may help (claritin, zyrtec, Allegra are all long acting and non-sedating and available without prescription). A nasal saline solution may help cleanse the nasal passages as well, to gain relief from the itchy nose. ...Read more

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Hello, what should I do for cure skin dryness in autumn and prevent acne?

Hello, what should I do for cure skin dryness in autumn and prevent acne?

Can't.: dry skin in the fall and winter is due to whether. You can't change that, i.e., no "cure". use moisturizer daily would help. Cerave Cream. Acne has nothing to do with the dry season or dry skin. You can't prevent acne. It's hormone and stress related. Seek help from Dermatologist who would help you to "control" it. ...Read more

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Allergy every year from September to March, it is so unbearably itchy on arms and neck, this has happened for the last 13 autumn/winters,?

Allergy every year from September to March, it is so unbearably itchy on arms and neck, this has happened for the last 13 autumn/winters,?

Seasoanl allergies: There are several medications available for seasonal allergies. If you have already discussed this and tried these meds from your Dr. Then you should see an allergist for further evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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26 weeks pregnant. On progesterone for cervix which is stable. I get hot flushes and its autumn where I live. Is this normal? Hot and cold spells?

26 weeks pregnant. On progesterone for cervix which is stable. I get hot flushes and its autumn where I live. Is this normal? Hot and cold spells?

Follow up with doc: During pregnancy hot flashes will not be caused by hormone deficiency since your Estrogen and Progesterone levels are very high. Pregnant women often complain of temperature intolerance. If your doctor is concerned they may want to check your thyroid and blood sugar. ...Read more