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The snuff aggravates allergy symptoms

Also causes a greater resistance to antihistamines dle patient treatments

The snuff aggravates allergy symptoms

Snuff smoke exacerbates allergic symptoms, because cigarettes contain chemicals that “irritate the respiratory mucosa and cause them greater exposure to allergens.”

The snuff is harmful to health, but even more so for people who have some kind of allergy. These patients “are aggravated their symptoms by smoke and have greater resistance to antihistamines treatments unless they buy from online headshop, ” says Ojeda director of the Asthma and Allergy Clinic, Dr. Pedro Ojeda.

The number of allergy sufferers in Spain is very high, and already reaches between 15 and 20 percent of the population. For these patients there antiallergic and preventive vaccines, but also need to “quit”. It therefore recommends that allergic smokers seek professional help in smoking cessation units.

Recrudescence of symptoms

This is especially necessary because this year are expectedconcentrations of grass pollen around 2,600 grains , “when most patients already have symptoms from 50” he says. These allergies have symptoms ranging from nasal congestion to conjunctivitis, through sneezing. If the patient is a smoker also increases the ease of allergen enters the body, hitting a double way on the airways , “he argues.

Also occurs a prolonged permanence mucosal allergen and therefore, the worsening of symptoms occurs in smokers. However, this situation is not exclusive to smokers because passive “also affected by smoke snuff but are not so pronounced , ” he concludes.


23 tricks to combat allergy indoors

Allergy season. Summer is almost around the corner, pollen is everywhere and you’re sick of sneezing due to dust allergy or allergy to moisture. You’re lucky! We have prepared a list of remedies for allergy and cleaning recommendations for you to carry out in order to reduce allergens that accumulate at home . Take pen and paper: it’s time to say goodbye to runny nose and breathe again home!



  1. Do not use wood stove – use natural gas because smoke and gases firewood can aggravate respiratory allergies. Most natural gas fireplaces not cause this problem.
  2. Furniture clean frequently with a wet cloth. In this way at the time ‘ll catch dust particles and willnot spread through the air.
  3. Replace carpets by wooden parquet . Okay, carpets are warm and soft but if you suffer from allergies is time to say goodbye to carpets. The parquet is not only easier to clean but can also see more clearly when to clean the floor and also use permastripe floor tape colors in combine. Now if you still have some at home, shake them often and keep them clean of dust and animal hair. If you aspire, vacuum contrary to the hairs on the carpet.
  4. Thoroughly clean the windows and keep them closed . Do the same with the curtains. If it can be, you replace them with blinds at least during this time, so they do not collect dust and pollen.



  1. Stop the accumulation of moisture in the refrigerator . Become one with the amount of vegetables you need since they increase humidity. Do not let water stagnate on the shelves as it is abreeding ground for harmful substances for health. Pay attention to the drain outlet at the back of the refrigerator, as it is always frozen or full of water, and change the filter regularly. This willdrastically reduce the accumulation of lint and dust particles in the air.
  2. Keep clean and dry cooking in general and use a disinfectant to end the mold. In this way you will stop stringing those nasty sneezing.
  3. Place your  garbage in one easy to clean and change it regularly. Thus, prevendrás dust and accumulation of hairs of your pet, real culprits of respiratory allergies.



  1. Get rid of those unnecessary materials that accumulate in the bathroom or in wet areas of the house, such as shower curtains. It is advisable to install a shower unit or as a screen can be cleaned quickly and easily. Yes, choose one that does not hide the dirt.
  2. Wash curtains regularly with chlorine or a similar product for mold building up on them. In addition to asthma, mold can trigger allergies and cause other skin irritations or even severe pneumonia.
  3. After showering, passes a sponge or cloth for the shower walls . Keep open the curtain or shower door – law is not in use, so no moisture will accumulate.



  1. Beware the mattress! Mites are especially concentrated in the bedroom. In fact, the pillow and mattress are your ideal retreat. To avoid this , use bedding with allergen – proof covers that block the dust. There are very economical and is an investment worthwhile. Do not forget to vacuum the mattress on both sides at least once a month .
  2. Lava twice a week sheets and do not leave wet clothes in the washer to prevent mold proliferates.We recommend that you wash your bedding in hot water that is at least 60 degrees Celsius to remove dust mites and allergens.
  3. Keep clean the top of the cabinets . You can help newspapers to reach higher areas. This also helps prevent the accumulation of grease, dust and dirt in the kitchen and save time during cleaning.
  4. Reduce the decor . Removes small objects and books gathering dust in the room. In this case, less is more. If there are children at home, make a selection with their favorite stuffed animals and give them away or donate them rest. Do not forget to clean toys regularly.
  5. Clean the dust with a mop before passing mop the floor to make sure there are no lint.



  1. Ventilates your home after mid – morning . Pollen levels in the air are higher between five and ten o’clock.
  2. Clean zones ‘ storage ‘ of your home and therefore avoid clutter throughout the house. This prevents the accumulation of dust and moisture prevendrás appearance.
  3. Keep the entrance to your house clean and free of dirt. The doors are a magnet for dust and dirt. If you add to the equation pots, rugs, mailbox … We recommend that you keep these objects something away from the main entrance.
  4. Eliminate any source of dust and mold that may be in the highest areas of the house. Blind boxes are a nightmare when cleaning. In addition, every time you raise or lower the blinds of a room thousands of dust particles are released into the air. Also, immediately repaired cracks and areas with moisture problems.
  5. Clean air conditioner filters regularly and once ducts at least once a year.
  6. Do not buy perfumed cleaning products . The aroma used to manufacture these products can trigger an unwanted reaction. So the next day you go to the supermarket purchases unscented cleaning products.
  7. I am very scrupulous hygiene during the year but especially at this time of year. And you know, if you’re looking for extra help for household chores GetYourHero is your perfect place to enjoy a free house mites ally.

As you can see, the key is cleaning . Do you know any other cleaning trick to combat allergy indoors?

Digital Allergy Awareness To Help Your Community

images (6)It should be clear to everyone today that the prevalence of allergies associated diseases has increased in the last decade. We know that allergies to milk and eggs are the most common in young children, followed by peanut and tree nuts. Although some studies estimate that 20% of affected children will see their allergy to peanuts or nuts disappear with age, it remains that in 80% it will remain a lifelong affection. Milk allergies and eggs can also last a lifetime.

If you live with a threatening allergies, safety becomes a priority every day. It is difficult to see it on the good side but we can regroup and find that unity is our strength through. Our concerted voices can prepare the ground, creating a safer world for children, adolescents and young adults of today and tomorrow who are at risk of anaphylaxis. How to do?A good way to start is to organize or join a support group in your community and be active on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. These are the most used tools of an online community people in order to reach people’s attention.

The best way to learn is us. Support groups offer a way for families to share information and bring about positive change in their communities.

Here are some good ideas.

  • Develop an information brochure describing your group, what it does when it occurs.
  • Determine what is his vision and how he will try to achieve it. This will help you establish your priorities and stay focused on the essentials.
  • Define the benefits to be part of your group, for example:
    • Guidance material
    • The latest news by email
    • A newsletter
    • A library for members
    • Meetings
    • Fun family activities
    • The opportunity to make friends
  • Use free listings:
  • Involve others. Here are key responsibilities:
    • group leadership – several groups share that role between two or three speakers
    • Home and new member orientation
    • Planning meetings and events
    • Communication with members – website, email, newsletter
    • Treasury finances
    • Promotions and Partnerships
    • Website management
  • Distribute ads at:
    • Offices of allergists and other physicians involved locally
    • Other health care providers
    • Food stores
    • Community centers
    • sports and recreation groups
    • libraries
    • schools
    • Early Childhood Centres


Allergies, tips to avoid your symptoms in the car

Nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose; itchy throat, eyes and ears, do you sound these signs of something? These days back itself really has come spring, for many is the most beautiful time of the year, for others instead means an explosion of allergies and respiratory complications.

Anywhere, streets, parks, indoors and even in our car we can find reasons that will react these symptoms, see how we can fight against these allergic appearances and if you get to the end, discover a few curiosities.

Four out of ten Spaniards suffer from some type of allergy, a phenomenon that increases by 2% each year , according to the Spanish Society of Allergists ( SEAIC ). Adults who were never allergic, they are now … they are pollen, dust, fungi, some sort of food or pet hair.

Allergy to dust mites and dust is one of the most common, as they are in all domestic spaces , from any corner of your home, such as carpets, bed linen and furniture,  even in your own car . With this sudden heat, possibly back these days has been the first year that we had to turn the air conditioning of the car; take measures such as monitoring and review of the environmental surroundings of our car can help alleviate many symptoms themselves derived from this malaise :

  • Traveling with car windows closed, so avoid dust or any other harmful substance. Even doing this is essential to make a complete cleaning of the entire interior space of the vehicle to remove all dust mites , especially in seats and carpets.
  • Be careful with medication, something essential if we are going to put the wheel as there are drugs in composition may cause drowsiness or relaxation with dangerous consequences that entails for security.
  • Check the air conditioning: it is the safest way to certify that you have clean air in the car. Preventive measures to prevent domestic mites are the first steps to prevent the proliferation of allergies, such as the use of air filters that retain mite allergens, the use of acaricides and using dehumidifiers.
  • Traveling without animals: Their hair greatly affects allergic because it retains parasites, dirt and pollen from plants …. If you must travel with animals should be washed at least once a week, or take them in the trunk.
  • Keep very clean inside: Especially if your car upholstery is cloth. If you can clean upholstery at home, it is best to use a steam cleaner (steam is very effective in this type of tissue) or with hot water and a sponge. If you want your car to be cleaned rapidly, please contact with oil change Florence SC service.

Air filters are an effective protection against pollen, dust, bacteria, fungi and other harmful particles . To do this, they must be reviewed and changed in the workshop when they detect that you need. You can take advantage of the new promotion Roauto offers, and find website Reparamiauto, to verify that the air conditioning in your car is in perfect state.

A curiosity : for those who follow us on the blog, on Facebook or on Twitter will know that we like mobile apps, there for all needs, and yes, allergy also exists some: Alergo Alarm is an application that provides information daily on the pollen levels in your area, (only it includes those in which there is a measuring station). You even have the option to set up automatic geolocation to show the pollen levels place where you are. The application is available for both mobile iPhone and those using Android system.

Another curiosity : this seasonal change is so significant that even the DGT has established special recommendations for driving prevention measures .

Allergies and asides curiosities, the arrival of good weather is always good news, so get to enjoy it!

Food allergies affect your brain

Hyperactive children-

The allergic child may suffer from the so-called “allergic-tension fatigue syndrome” described by Dr. Frederic Speer in 1954, resulting in irritability, hyperactivity and impaired concentration, negatively affecting school performance. The most convincing proof that this is indeed so, comes from a placebo-controlled double-blind cross-over, conducted by Dr. Egger and his team, who studied 76 hyperactive children to see if the diet can contribute to behavioral disorders trial. The results showed that 79% of children tested reacted adversely to artificial food colorings and preservatives, mainly tartrazine and benzoic acid, which produced a marked deterioration in their behavior. However no child reacted to these alone. In fact 48 different foods that produced symptoms among children assessed were found.


For example, 64% reacted to cow’s milk, chocolate 59%, 49% wheat, 45% for oranges, eggs 39%, 32% to peanuts, and 16% sugar. Interestingly it was not only the behavior of children improved after modification of individual diet. Most also they improved significantly associated symptoms, such as headaches, seizures, abdominal discomfort, chronic rhinitis, pain in the extremities, rashes and mouth ulcers.


Another similar double-blind controlled food trial by Dr. Egger and his team carried out on 88 children suffering from frequent migraines. As before, most children reacted to various foods / chemicals. cow’s milk caused symptoms in 27 children, the egg in 24, chocolate 22, both oranges and wheat 21, benzoic acid: However the following foods / chemicals that occurred more frequently found in 14 and 12 tartrazine.


Again, interestingly, after modifying the diet, not only improved migraine, but also disorders physical, such as abdominal pain, muscle aches, seizures, rhinitis, recurrent mouth ulcers, asthma, eczema, as well as a variety of disorders of behavior. While food colorings or additives can cause symptoms, most commonly implicated types of foods are milk, wheat, egg, beef, corn, sugar cane and chocolate. A similar syndrome in adults has been simply called “cerebral allergy”.Allergy often appears in a masked form in which the individual actually feels better after eating a favorite food. However, in a variable number of hours a grave disappointment and experiences of the patient’s symptoms can be vague and nonspecific and often include headache, depression, nasal stuffiness and sleepiness occurs.


Allergies run in families

Allergies are hereditary and so does the brain allergy. Allergic diseases have many symptoms and the most common occurs when the baby can not tolerate cow’s milk or goat’s milk as it begins a long struggle against allergies. Therefore symptoms are colic, eczema or croup.

Lack of breastfeeding may predispose baby to allergies because the baby does not receive the necessary immunity of the mother. Colic can progress to celiac disease in which food passes through the intestinal tract unchanged. If a sample of the intestinal wall is studied, you can see that the finger-shaped villi that absorb food flattens and the intestinal wall becomes soft and has scars. Asthma can occur and alternate with other allergic diseases. Children who eat food dyes or foods naturally rich in salicylates can develop hyperactivity.


Do you have brain allergies?

Does dispersion and

  1. A history of infant colic
  2. A history of childhood eczema
  3. A history of celiac disease (malabsorption)
  4. History of asthma, rash or hay fever
  5. favorite everyday foods
  6. Excessive daily mood changes
  7. frequent and rapid Colds
  8. Seasonal allergies
  9. The relief of symptoms with fasting
  10. Intolerance to food, such as wheat or milk.

If most of the above applies can benefit from:

  • Methionine, 500 mg, am and pm
  • Calcium  500mg, am and pm
  • Zinc  15mg, am and pm
  • 10 mg Manganese, am and pm
  • B6 appropriate to remember dreams (no more than 1,000 mg)
  • Vitamin C  , 1000-2000mg, am and pm
  • plus a  basic supplement  program with fatorgenius funciona …

4 celebrities who overcame their allergy social networks

Ryan Reynolds and David Beckham are among the celebs who have been tempted to share your life through Instagram and Instagress strategy. Now we feel closer to them.


Mexico with her husband in Cannes.
Mexico with her husband in Cannes. Photo: Instagram


1. Salma Hayek

“I officially lost my virginity on social networks and how to lose it. First on Facebook, then Twitter Instagram and now!” , Was the message that the Mexican Salma Hayek to the millions of users of these services amounted to communication on 24 March. “life is about new discoveries, so today, after decades suffering from a self-imposed allergy technology, I’m losing my virginity on social networks. I want to be there for the people who have supported me all these years. I am grateful to them and I hope I well know better. I’m anxious to start this new adventure and I hope it fun and inspiring, “wrote the actress on his Facebook profile, which so far only used to share with his followers news on women and education, issues that is particularly sensitive.


The beautiful actress challenge the rules imposed by the Festival de Cannes, same as the past few weeks has tried to eradicate the practice.
The beautiful actress challenge the rules imposed by the Festival de Cannes, same as the past few weeks has tried to eradicate the practice. Photo: Instagram

Since then Salma has been very close to her fans. Through their networks have seen their visits to museums, his passion for animals, their struggle for gender equality and even romantic moments with her ​​husbandFrançois-Henri Pinault , now found in Cannes.

Thanks, Salma!

2. David Beckham


David Beckham
David Beckham Photo: Instagram


On May 2 David Beckham arrived at age 40 and apparently his outlook on life changed. He joined Instagram breaking the great distance between him and his millions of fans worldwide The former football star Facebook already had, however, this decision has become closer to their fans. Thanks to Instagram found out the big birthday celebration he organized his wife Victoria Beckham and how well that looks at his age. In less than a month David has surpassed six million followers and has shown he is a man of house, passionate about their children, who likes to walk on a motorcycle and share his philosophy of life through Instagram phrases.


David really enjoyed the music in the No. 20, Polanco.
David really enjoyed the music in the No. 20, Polanco. Photo: Instagram

Just two weeks ago the former footballer was in Mexico and from Instagram documented his stay, especially his approach to our culture by listening to mariachi music and dine at a popular restaurant in Polanco.

Undoubtedly, David is one of the personalities that must be followed in Instagram in him, besides selfies where looks guspísimo, a style guide, photographs of his travels, his great friends and an album of your life you will find next to your lovely kids. 3. Brooklyn Beckham


Brooklyn Beckham found this great chocolate bunny in his garden.
Brooklyn Beckham found this great chocolate bunny in his garden. Photo: Instagram Brooklyn Beckham

Earlier this month another handsome Beckham joined social interaction: Brooklyn , the eldest son of Davidand Victoria . The 16 year old teenager opened his Twitter account a week after his father did the same in Instagram. Within hours of its release, the aspiring young footballer already had more than 20,000 followers and is now close to one hundred thousand followers already.


Brooklyn Beckham first went to Coachella.
Brooklyn Beckham first went to Coachella. Photo: Instagram Brooklyn Beckham

On Twitter, Brooklyn makes us part of your daily life, your style and your passions, such as football. Just a few days ago released a video in which their ability to check the sport. 4. Ryan Reynolds


Actor Ryan Reynolds has already published some photos of their personal lives.
Actor Ryan Reynolds has already published some photos of their personal lives. Photo: Instagram

Actor Ryan Reynolds released a few days ago its official accounts on Facebook and Instagram, which came as create a profile on Twitter, last November. In the first publication that the singer has shared its official Facebook page, which already has more than 670,000 fans-you can see a picture of him on the set of filming of ‘Fifteen’, with the message: “it’s great to be on Facebook is always well being fashionable 12 years later.” .


The first picture I saw of James, daughter of Blake and Ryan.
The first picture I saw of James, daughter of Blake and Ryan. Photo: Instagram

Ryan also used his Instagram account to offer fans a preview of his new movie with an image characterized as Deadpool superhero, which appears flying through the air: “I landed successfully, his mouth,” wrote the actor with . to the photo as we envision, and share aspects of their professional life, the actor and has shared nibble of his personal life, one of the most significant it is the first photo of his eldest James : “Fight your thumbs do not always He is just. Interestingly, my hand is small, “wrote the actor at the foot of his image in which the baby appears tightening the thumb, marking the first time we see a part of the daughter of the famous couple formed by Blake Lively .


This is the first image you posted the actor.
This is the first image you posted the actor. Photo: Instagram

How to save money on allergy treatment

What are your rights?

Until the Affordable Care Act takes effect in 2014, there are no federal laws in place to ensure that allergy sufferers receive treatment.

What problems can run on?

“It is quite normal that the insurance companies will cover all drugs prescribed for the treatment of allergies, at least on some level,” says Dr. Michael Foggs, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology board member and former president of managed care and Health Planning Committee. “Although, one thing to keep in mind is that many allergy medications are now available across the counter, that is, those who are not covered by insurance anymore.”

If your doctor needs to perform any procedure on you, ask them to write down the codes and call your insurance company to make sure they are covered beforehand. “It is the responsibility of your allergist to find out what your insurance will cover,” says Dr. Sakina Bajowala, member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. “That’s something that has to be taken care of.”

How can you save money on treatment?

“Allergies are chronic diseases, which can become expensive to treat,” says Dr. Bajowala. “But having said that, there are ways to save money, both short term and long term.” An immediate concern will be how to save money on medicine. In recent years, most oral allergy medications like Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra and was available in two generic forms and over-the-counter.

“Generic versions of these drugs are as good as the brand and you can save a lot of money,” says Dr. Bajowala. She suggests shopping at large discount stores like Sams Club and Costco. Many use these types of drugs as a loss leader, meaning that just make them at all as a way to bring people in the door.

While you may be tempted to also obtain an OTC nasal spray, Dr. Bajowala recommended against it. “The most effective prescription nasal sprays are unique,” she says. “But you do not have to go out and have your doctor prescribe the name of a more recent mark. Many of these have gone generic, well, so ask for that option to ensure that you have the lowest copay.”

As for eye drops, Dr. Foggs has a similar warning. “The best type of eye drops is achieved by prescription and, for the moment, the brand name,” he says. “But with eye drops, and other: some drugs pharmaceutical companies have plans which discount prescription drugs to patients in low-income brackets usually have to file a financial statement and have the check. your doctor who needs medication. ”

Also look for online coupons needymeds.com for prescription drugs. It sounds strange, but deep discounts to help with the cost if no insurance you can get.

“The other way to get free medication is to ask your doctor for a sample,” says Dr. Foggs. “Pharmaceutical Representatives leave plenty of samples to doctors and he will not mind giving you one. That way you will not lose money on pills or sprays that they will not be effective for you.”

In addition to medications, chances are also going to have skin tests to find out what exactly you are allergic.”This is about, but if you have no insurance, most allergists will be happy to get to you a cheaper price, especially if you can pay cash and in advance,” says Dr. Bajowala. “Most doctors do not get their full rate of insurance companies anyway, so do not feel bad asking.”

While these strategies will help you save money in the short term, there are two things you can explore on bookkeeper brisbane that can help you financially in the long run. One is to pay the highest copay to visit an allergist rather than self-medicate yourself with over-the-counter medications. “That way, you will not spend unnecessary money on medication that may not be the best for your allergies,” says Dr. Foggs. “And the allergist will be able to identify the specific triggers, so you can focus your energy (and money) on things that are more likely to help.”

The other option you can explore with your allergist is a process called allergen immunotherapy.

“That is a series of injections given in the course of three to five years,” says Dr. Bajowala. “They can be very profitable in the long run, as they can lead to no medication is required for up to 10 years after treatment.” The vaccines are covered by insurance, but if you have a high deductible plan, beginning his series in the second half of the year. “When you start the process, shots get more regularly, so you’ll save if you start after you meet the deductible,” says Dr. Bajowala.

A fire damaged a clinic; no injuries

It affected the Allergy and Immunology hospital ward. Four fire crews extinguished the fire.

The fire affected the ground floor of the Allergy and Immunology clinic

The fire in the Allergy and Immunology clinic neighborhood scare caused Friday, although four endowments Bombaron managed to control the fire.

The staff evacuated the place, located on Avenida Avellaneda and Arturo M. Bas, and no injuries were reported, according to the Cordoba Police. ” People came by their means,” said the commissioner Marcelo Palacios, Fire.

“The damage is widespread, have taken fire stretchers, furniture. We had to lower the ceiling to extinguish the fire completely,” he said on Radio Mitre Cordoba.

The fire had started in the ground floor of the hospital, causing total damage, according to sources. And  the representative of the clinic said that they would have “A#1 Emergency Service water damage repair orange county” repair the ground floor.

Using anti-HIV drugs during pregnancy

Important points

  • HIV-positive pregnant women (who have the virus) take HIV drugs to reduce the risk of mother to child transmission of HIV and to protect their own health.
  • Women already taking anti-HIV drugs when they become pregnant should continue taking them during pregnancy. HIV-positive women not taking HIV medications when they get pregnant should consider start taking them as soon as possible.
  • HIV-positive pregnant women can receive many anti-HIV drugs during pregnancy without hurting them. Pregnant women and their health care providers analyzed in detail the risks and benefits of specific HIV drugs when choosing a treatment regimen for use during pregnancy.
  • Since pregnancy affects how the body assimilates drugs, the dose of a drug against HIV may change during pregnancy. However, women should always talk to your health care provider before making any changes.

The goal of HIV care during pregnancy to protect the health of HIV-positive women and their babies. All HIV-positive pregnant women should take anti-HIV drugs to reduce the risk of mother to child transmission of HIV. These drugs also protect the health of pregnant women.

What is MTCT?

Child transmission of HIV is the virus spread from a woman to her child during pregnancy or childbirth or through breast milk. MTCT is the most common way a child becomes infected with HIV. The HIV drugs act in various ways to prevent mother to child transmission of the virus, both during pregnancy and after birth.During pregnancy The purpose of HIV drugs to reduce the level of virus in the body to an undetectable level (called undetectable viral load ) during pregnancy. By reducing this concentration, decrease the chance that an HIV-positive woman will transmit the virus to her baby during pregnancy and childbirth. The HIV drugs also pass from a pregnant woman to the baby through the placenta (the organ that forms inside the uterus during pregnancy). This transfer of these drugs prevent mother to child transmission of the virus, particularly in the near-natal period when the baby is more exposed to the blood and other body fluids of the mother. After childbirth After birth, the babies of HIV-positive mothers They are receiving anti-HIV drugs to protect against possible maternal HIV infection during childbirth.

Is the use of anti-HIV drugs during pregnancy Hurts?

HIV-positive pregnant women can receive many anti-HIV drugs during pregnancy without hurting them.Pregnant women and their health care providers carefully consider the risks and benefits of certain anti-HIV drugs before choosing a treatment regimen for HIV for use during pregnancy. When recommending HIV drugs for use during pregnancy, the health care providers consider their potential short- and long-term for babies of HIV-positive mothers. Not any of them clearly linked to birth defects, but some have raised concerns. It encourages women treated with these drugs during pregnancy entered in the Register of antiretroviral treatment during pregnancy ( Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry ), which monitors prenatal exposure (before birth) to them for any possible increased risk of birth defects caused by drugs. Pregnant women exposed to HIV drugs voluntarily enroll in the registry by their health care providers. The health care providers also consider the following factors in recommending the use of anti-HIV drugs during pregnancy :

  • Body changes associated with pregnancy that may affect how these medicines assimilated. Because of these changes, it is possible that the dose of these drugs during pregnancy change.
  • The clinical history of a woman, including any prior use of anti-HIV drugs.
  • Possible drug interactions with other HIV that can make a woman.
  • Test results of drug resistance. This type of testing identifies which HIV drugs, if any, will not be effective against infection of HIV positive people.
  • The possibility that a woman taking HIV medications as directed.

When should a pregnant woman living with HIV start taking anti-HIV drugs?

Some HIV-positive women may already take HIV drugs for their own health before becoming pregnant. They should continue taking them during pregnancy. These drugs will continue to protect the health of women and prevent mother to child transmission of the virus. The treatment regimen against HIV that can change a woman receives during pregnancy. For example, it is possible that some drugs are not recommended during pregnancy because of the increased risk of side effects. Since pregnancy affects the way the body takes drugs, you may change the dose of a drug against HIV. However, women should always talk to their health care providers before making any changes. The HIV-positive women not taking HIV medications when they get pregnant should consider start taking them as soon as possible. These drugs reduce the amount of HIV (viral load) in the body. By having a lower concentration of HIV in the body reduces the risk of transmission from mother to child and women’s health is protected.

What HIV drugs should make HIV-positive pregnant woman?

When recommending HIV drugs for use during pregnancy, health care providers follow the same clinical guidelines used for women who are not pregnant. Also they discuss what is known about the use of specific HIV drugs during pregnancy, including the risk of side effects that could harm the mother or her baby. The rate of HIV treatment is preferred for women without pretreatment should include two  inhibitors analogue reverse transcriptase nucleoside (NRTI)  together with a inhibitor of chain transfer integrase (INSTI) , aninhibitor of nucleoside reverse transcribed non-nucleoside (NNRTI) or inhibitor protease (IP) with low doses ofritonavir (brand name: Norvir). the scheme should generally include at least one of the following NRTIs that easily pass through the placenta:

Are HIV positive women HIV drugs taken during and after childbirth?

During labor, women with HIV take medication to reduce the risk of mother to child transmission of HIV. For additional information, read the fact sheet AIDSinfo on the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV during childbirth . The babies of HIV positive mothers receiving anti-HIV drugs for 6 weeks after birth to prevent mother to child transmission of the virus. These types of medications protect babies from any HIV has passed from mother to child during labor and delivery. For additional information, read the fact sheet AIDSinfo on the Prevention of HIV transmission from mother after birth . Women should consult with their health care providers if they should continue with anti-HIV drugs after delivery. These drugs are recommended for all HIV-positive people. These drugs prevent HIV from becoming AIDS and reduce the risk of sexual transmission of HIV.

How I can get more information about HIV and pregnancy?

  • Visit the website about HIV and pregnancy: gyn nyc .

Arts and disease: Photography exhibition on chronic urticaria.

Yesterday, when we talked about chronic urticaria , we concluded our entry noting that the Association of People Affected by Chronic Urticaria proposed as the theme for the World Day of the disease the phrase ” Put yourself in my skin “as an invitation to those who do not suffer from this ailment to understand the many and varied ways in which conditions and reduces the quality of life of those who do have it.

And to make this reflection, the same association has created an exhibition of photographs versa monograph on such conditions, whose title is exactly the same phrase chosen as the theme (” Freaky skin “). The exhibition opened last October 1 in theFoundation Hospital Juan Jimenez Diaz in Madrid , in which hall will remain until Monday 6th, the date on which the transfer is due to the Allergy Unit of the same hospital to continue there display until October 13.

Simultaneously, from today until October 2nd and 31st of the month you can also visit the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona or the official website www.mindonphotography.com.

The exhibition consists of a series of 19 photographs, in which everyday scenes accompanied by phrases or statements that demonstrate the limitations and frustration that often leads to live with chronic urticaria are shown: the impact of the disease in the relationship, problems related work, the need to avoid certain foods or drugs, clothes or shoes, the difficulty of participating in social events, the impossibility of carrying out certain activities, the potential impact on self-esteem, … all belong in these images , all captured on camera by Susana Torralbo .


The intention of the Association is that in coming months the exhibition to become itinerant, and to visit as many cities, to bring about this necessary reflection in the general population and for patients who feel they are not alone, that their situation is felt and known by many people, and that promote understanding of it can positively affect their quality of life.


The images included in this entry are part of the exhibition mentioned, and are presented here with permission of the Association of People Affected by Chronic Urticaria . If you can not visit in Madrid or Barcelona , we suggest you visit this virtual exhibition itself Association has prepared (click on the poster):


Five films on HIV / AIDS

AIDS also has a movie role

HIV infection has become a contested issue in recent times . Fear, ignorance, taboos, but especially the reactions of people to implying subsequent disease have also been a source of wonder and study cinema.

Therefore, we bring you five films on HIV / AIDS collected by putlocker and you can find these films on project free tv

An Early Frost (1985)

It was the first film about AIDS. Michael Pierson was a young homosexual lawyer who had developed the disease. Needless to say, by the time the issue was discussed from different perspectives, from the closed and his pregnant sister who did not want to touch it for fear of infecting the baby and open as her grandmother, who offered their support.

Philadelphia (1993)

This film had a big role in publicizing social problems faced by a person who had developed AIDS. The leading role it took Tom Hanks, who won him an Oscar for her performance, and who is presented as a homosexual man away from stereotypes and mannerisms promiscuity. Contrary to this, is shown as a successful guy and love with your partner, which gave foot that was a little more openness towards the LGBT community. In addition to the excellent performances, the soundtrack includes the theme ‘Streets of Philadelphia’ Bruce Springsteen. Cancionsota.

Longtime Companion (1989)

In a time when AIDS was attributed solely to the homosexual population, this film brought about a more human sense. The title is attributed to how newspapers of that time concerned the partner of the deceased in the obituaries. In this film shows how a group of friends going to live chidos tragic moments when they start dying loved ones.


We were here (2011)

The documentary, directed by David Weissman , was shortlisted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to compete in the category of Best Documentary at the year’s Academy Awards 2012, although it was not finally nominated. Addresses the spread of the virus in San Francisco , the gay capital of the world during the decade of the 80. It presents the different reactions of the affected families and how they responded to the painful epidemic. Needless to say, this film turns out to be emblematic and reflective.

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

One of the most recent films on the spread of HIV . Here is Matthew McConaughey in one of his best performances in which she plays Ron Woodroof who is sentenced to diein 30 days due to the supply of highly toxic drugs. Ron refuses and takes to get a treatment that had not yet been legally approved. Obviously he gets in trouble with the Food and Drug Administration and this creates a campaign to raise awareness about the misinformation that exists on the subject. Matthew won this year’s Oscar for best actor for his role in this film.