Allergy Blog

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

Here's why you should purify your water

Chlorine, bacteria, cysts and viruses. Sound appetising, don’t they?… Read full post

Why choose organic bedding?

Many people are committed to an organic lifestyle, whether it’s through eating organic food, using natural skincare, or even through using organic household products. This is great, and something that we do ourselves!… Read full post

Alternatives to chemical-laden sunscreen

Mulling over the daily papers this morning, we came across an article that reminded us to consider exactly what we’re putting on to our skin when we use sunscreen.… Read full post

Memory Foam - Are you getting more than you bargained for?

Did you know that we spend nearly one third of our lives in bed? For centuries, people have been seeking the key to that elusive great night’s sleep.  For most of us, a comfy mattress is one of the biggest contributing factors to waking up the next morning feeling refreshed. There’s a huge range of mattresses out there to suit even the lightest of sleepers, but over the last few years the popularity of memory foam mattresses and pillows has soared.… Read full post

World Environment Day - Tips on Changes You Can Make

Since today is World Environment Day, we thought we'd take a look at some simple ways we can do our bit for the environment, and as an added bonus many of them will also help to improve our health.… Read full post

As office sickness increases The Healthy House launches The Healthy Office

Creating tighter and more energy efficient buildings is important for our planet but has a direct effect on indoor air quality. As building envelopes tighten, indoor air is re-circulated  resulting in the indoor air quality being up to 20 times more polluted than outdoor air.… Read full post