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Introducing Blueair Air Purifiers

Have you seen our new range of Blueair air purifiers?   With Swedish design combined with high performance air purification, they deliver ground-breaking technology in a sleek, sophisticated package.   Whether you're looking for an air purifier for home or the office, these models will give you more clean indoor air faster than any competitor. Virtually silent in operation and using an incredibly small amount of energy for its purification power, we are proud to welcome the Blueair brand to our range… Read full post

5 Things You Didn't Know About Dust Mites

How much do you know about the house dust mite? Read on for 5 little-known facts about these tiny creatures...… Read full post

Should you always make your bed?

It may be one of our most hated chores, but it looks like there’s no excuse not to make your bed today! It’s “National Make Your Bed Day”, and our friends at The Fine Bedding Company have quizzed the nation on their bed-making habits to celebrate.… Read full post

4 Ways to Combat Mould

Mould is not just unpleasant to look at, it also can increase the risk of respiratory problems. For people with mould allergy, the presence of mould can cause all sorts of unwanted symptoms, from wheezing and rhinitis to panic attacks and depression. Many people experiencing these symptoms have no idea that mould may be the cause, and do not recognise it as a trigger. … Read full post

Is Electrostress affecting you?

Many of us now spend a great deal of time surrounded by electrical equipment from computers to WiFi, DECT phones and microwave ovens. Each of these appliances gives off varying amounts of electrical, magnetic and radio frequency fields. The long term effects of this exposure on the human body are as yet unknown...… Read full post

Back to School – Managing Eczema

Starting the new school year can be tricky at the best of times, but for children with eczema it can be even tougher. Eczema affects more people than you may think, with up to 10% of infants experiencing symptoms at some stage.   If your child is suffering with the condition, here are a few useful tips that can make school a little bit more bearable.… Read full post

5 Gentle Products for Sensitive Skin

When you have skin allergies and/or sensitivities, it can be difficult to find products that are safe to use for your skin type. Here are 5 skincare products specifically designed with sensitive skin in mind. Although we can never guarantee that you won't have a reaction to any product as everyone's skin is different, these products are all free from artificial fragrances and unnecessary chemicals, and are developed to be particularly gentle on irritated, reactive skin.  Click on each product link to find a full ingredients list for each item. … Read full post

Wheezing? Panic attacks? You might be allergic to mould

Mould is present in a great deal of modern homes, as they contain the 3 essential things that moulds require to survive and reproduce. These are moisture, oxygen and food. Moulds eat organic materials (such as wood, dust and skin cells), plenty of which can be found in the home.… Read full post

How a water filter can help dramatically relieve your allergy symptoms

A water filtering system can be very beneficial to your general health, improving the way you feel and look. If you suffer from asthma, multiple chemical sensitivity, eczema or psoriasis, purchasing a water filter may make a huge difference to the severity of your symptoms. Allergy sufferers in particular need to be mindful of the potential irritants that could be hidden in tap water and how drinking and bathing in filtered water can help reduce allergy symptoms. … Read full post

How to make and keep a bed mite free

Nell Nockles of housedustmite.com offers some helpful tips to keep your bed mite-free. … Read full post

Off on holiday? Don't take your allergies with you!

Whether you’re jetting off to warmer climes or staying in the UK for your summer break, if you’re an allergy sufferer then it’s wise to take a few precautions before you set off.… Read full post

What to do when you're allergic to your pet

We're a nation of animal-lovers, and around 45%* of the population owns a pet. If there are allergic people in the family we do not recommend that you introduce a new pet. Living with the disappointment of not having a pet is preferable to having to remove the pet or living for many years with the consequences of having a pet in an allergic household. But what happens if you already own a pet and discover you are allergic? Cat and/or dog allergy is common, so read these practical tips if you think it may affect you.… Read full post

Electrical Sensitivity- What's It All About?

Modern homes and offices are filled with gadgetry, lighting, electrical machines, TVs and stereos. All these electrical appliances give off constantly-vibrating electrical fields, sometimes referred to as ‘electrosmog’.  … Read full post

Sophie's experience of using the A-COMED Electrosmog Detector

I have been working at The Healthy House for almost a month, and have spent a lot of this time learning about different kinds of allergies and sensitivities, along with their symptoms. One of the most interesting areas for me to learn about was electrical sensitivity. I admit, I wasn’t aware that such a condition existed until I joined the team at The Healthy House. … Read full post

Managing Eczema in Hot Weather

Keeping eczema under control during hot weather can be a challenge. Rather than hide away indoors this summer, read our top tips for keeping flare-ups at bay.… Read full post

Study shows exposure to pollution stunts babies' growth

We were concerned to read in The Sunday Times last weekend an article entitled ‘Polluted city air stunts babies’ lungs in womb’.… Read full post

A Breath of Fresh Air- Air Purifiers Explained

Air purifiers may be of great benefit to allergy sufferers, but are often overlooked. Here’s why you should consider using an air purifier in your home or on the go...… Read full post

3 top tips for relieving eczema symptoms

We’ve previously talked about ways to help keep eczema under control, by assessing your diet and removing potential allergens in the home.… Read full post

Keeping allergies in check during festival season

The festival season has kicked off, and we're envious of all those headed off to Glastonbury!… Read full post

Top tips for controlling eczema - Removing irritants

There are many different types of eczema, but the most common is atopic eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis). Up to 40% of the population will suffer from eczema at some stage in their lifetime, so it’s considered a common skin disease in the developed world.… Read full post