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Clearing the Air: Chloramine Control for Indoor Swimming Pools

June 11, 2014

Perhaps the most perplexing and controversial problem facing heavily used indoor pools today is chloramine production. Chloramines cause obnoxious odors as well as skin, eye, and respiratory irritation that many swimmers mistakenly attribute to chlorine itself. When chloramine levels become troublesome (0.3-0.5 parts per million (ppm)), people begin to complain. And while much finger pointing takes place, often little progress is made in correcting the problem. Swim coaches and competitive swimmers blame the pool operators, while pool operators in turn blame the swimmers; pool chemists blame the ventilation systems, whereas those in charge of air handling blame the water chemistry.

But who truly is to blame? And how is the problem fixed? In reality, everyone is to blame when chloramines are produced, and everyone has a role in controlling them. While a heavily used pool may never be completely chloramine free, you can greatly reduce chloramine production through good pool management practices.  [....]

Botox FDA approved for Chronic Migraine Treatment

December 5, 2013

FDA has just approved Botox (Yes, that Botox) for treatment of Chronic migraines.
A migraine is a type of headache that may begin as a dull ache and then turn into a constant, throbbing pain, often felt on one side of the head. When you have a migraine, you may be sensitive to light and sound and experience nausea and/or vomiting
This treatment is meant for those patients who experience 15 or more headache days per month with each headache lasting for 4 or more hours. The injections would be given at 12 week intervals with a total of 31 injections in 7 specific sites over the head and neck. Talk to your doctor for further information.

Herbal Supplements Are Often Not What They Seem

November 8, 2013

The FDA does not regulate herbal supplements that are available over the counter, they rely on an honor system from companies producing these supplements and that they will give,  ideally,  the benfits they claim to give. Reseasrch has now found through DNA testing of these pills that most of them contained either diluted amounts to said herb or none at all! Some of them were filled with ingredients that you may even have an allergy to such as wheat and soy.
Remember it is always important to list any and all herbal supplements in your list of medications and inform all your doctors of what you may be taking.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/05/science/herbal-supplements-are-often-not-what-they-seem.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1383926787-BG2SsYts+sTtH5RUjpf49A

 

 

Non-Allergic (Vasomotor) Rhinitis

October 29, 2013

Do you suffer from congestion that just won’t go away? Feel there is no explanation for why your nose is constantly runny and you have that annoying drip in the back of your throat? Non-Allergic or Vasomotor Rhinitis is a whole other world of allergies that are not necessarily triggered during a certian season or has a certain obvious cause.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nonallergic-rhinitis/DS00809

 

Allergy & Asthma Specialists

We keep in close contact with your primary doctor by sending a summary after every visit. Your doctor will always know the very latest when it comes to the management of your allergies, asthma and sinus conditions.

Allergy specialists are trained to treat both children and adults including treatment of the following:

We participate with most insurance plans and the plans we do participate in our listed on our website, bestallergycare.com. If you have any questions regarding your insurance coverage, please feel free to talk with our insurance specialist about your plan.

Our offices are located in Hillsborough, Clinton & Westfield, so no matter where you live in Northern/Central NJ there's an Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center location near you, each with plenty of off-street parking available.