A Warning About Using Oxygen Concentrators Without a Prescription

Oxygen therapy should always be treated as a prescription drug, since using too much or not enough can be dangerous. If you come across an offer for a “mini portable oxygen concentrator” at a very low price – much lower than one of the top of the line, prescription only portable oxygen concentrators – it’s most definitely not something you should be using. Getting an oxygen concentrator without a prescription is a bad idea, especially for people with COPD or another illness that requires oxygen therapy.

Some of the new mini oxygen concentrators are actually being marketed as a beauty product. They claim that the additional pure oxygen is good for the skin and hair, as well as for the rest of the body’s function. While taking in pure oxygen over a period of time can be beneficial, it can also be a double-edged sword.

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What You Are Actually Allergic to During the Spring

If you’re suffering from allergies right now, you’re definitely not alone. It’s estimated that 35 million people in the United States suffer from allergic rhinitis, hay fever, or otherwise known as seasonal allergies.

Some allergies during the spring are caused by the pine pollen being released by pines during mid to late April. Spring 2013, as announced be allergy experts, was predicted to be a severe allergy season and started 2 weeks earlier than it usually does.

Besides pine trees, some of the other trees that contribute to spring allergies are box elder, hickory, maple, oak, sycamore, poplar and cottonwood. Some varieties of grasses are also putting off spores as they come to life, such as perennial rye, Johnson grass, sweet vernal and fescue.

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