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Asthma Triggers… Do You Have a Plan?

When a person has asthma, certain "triggers" will cause their symptoms to become worse or even turn into an emergency. Create an action plan.
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Identify & Treat Snake Bites

Australia has around 100 venomous snakes — 12 with a bite that can kill. This article summarises some important advice on how to identify snakes and also how to treat […]
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‘Paper Bag’ Technique is Not First Aid for Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory condition that afflicts 2.7 million people in Australia — this amounts to around one in every 9 Australians (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2018). One person in […]

First Aid Training to Manage Anaphylaxis

People who undertake our Melbourne first aid training leave in no doubt about the serious nature of anaphylaxis. Most people who suffer from allergies only experience mild symptoms, ranging from […]

Winter First Aid Tips for Asthma Sufferers

As we head into the winter months and conditions start to cool — even in hotter areas, such as Brisbane and other Queensland locations —  this time of year can […]
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Asthma Attacks – Why You Should Bin the ‘Paper Bag’ Technique

Asthma is a respiratory condition that afflicts 2.7 million people in Australia — as many as one in every 9 of us (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2018). What’s more, it’s […]
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Asthma and Bushfire Smoke

It’s bushfire season, which means the burning of wood and bushland releases harmful gases, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide and a range of organic compounds. This not only causes […]
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Thunderstorm Asthma

As many allergy and asthma sufferers know, the weather can play a direct role in the severity and length of your symptoms. A mild winter can signify an early allergy […]

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