Fresh air does not smell of fragrance

Frisk luft lukter ikke av parfyme.

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Allergy vaccination does it work for everyone and all kinds of allergies?

Allergen-specific immunotherapy

Allergen-specific immunotherapy ASIT, commonly called allergy vaccination is currently used to treat patients with allergic disease, such as allergic rhinitis (hayfever) and asthma caused by airborne allergens. It is the only form of treatment that enhances allergic symptoms, affect long-term disease progression in children and creates immunological tolerance to the allergen.
The treatment requires regular contact with health services for several years. SCIT begins with an escalation of allergen dose for 14 weeks. This is followed by a maintenance phase with return visits was sixth to eighth week over 3-4 years.
It is most common vaccine directed against birch and grass pollen-induced symptoms, mites are a common goal. Attempts are made to different kinds of food allergy. Milk, eggs and peanuts are the foods tested most to vaccinate against. Vaccination against cat allergy is frequent, while dogs and horses are much less common. The demand for dog and horse vaccinations, however, is palpable but the scientific evidence is insufficient and the clinical experience of the treatment effects varied. Today, this therapy is primarily for highly motivated patients where the allergen can not be avoided and pharmacological treatment, ie antihistamines or nasal steroids, does not provide adequate disease control.

Any treatment using vaccination against allergies must be done under the supervision of an allergy specialist, and it is  not adviced to do this on your own.

So far there is no vacination against sensitivity, asthma and allergy to perfumes and chemical products. Many people are mistaken that you can vaccinate against all allergies. This is wrong.

And it is wrong of the public to say when they put a asthma and allergy sick person to fragrance to say:

“I know you can train your allergy away. It is good for you to be subjected to fragrance, then you can train it away.”

This is nothing but abuse. When you put a person in the posistion to be forced to inhale the blend of chemicals, allergens and irritants their body can not tolerate it is like if you kick them in their body. You hurt them.

So please stop doing this.

Instead help their everyday struggle to stay healthy by going fragrance free in the public room.

Source: Asthma and Allergy Sweden – Allergy Facts 2015

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Sokrates on rumors

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Slik stopper du sladder, rykter og baksnakking….

I antikkens Hellas var Sokrates kjent for å sette kunnskap høyt. En dag traff en bekjent den store filosofen og sa: «Vet du hva jeg nettopp hørte om din venn?” …

“Vent litt,” svarte Sokrates. “Før du forteller meg noe, ønsker jeg at at du lar det passere gjennom en liten test. Den kalles trippel filter test.”

“Trippel filter?”

“Det stemmer,” fortsatte Sokrates. “Før du forteller meg noe om min venn, kan det være en god idé å ta et øyeblikk og filtrere det du skal si. Det er derfor jeg kaller det trippel filter test. Det første filteret er sannhet. Har du forsikret deg om at det du skal fortelle meg er sant? ”

“Nei,” sa mannen, “faktisk har jeg bare hørt om det.”

“Greit,” sa Sokrates. “Så du vet egentlig ikke om det er sant eller ikke. La oss nå prøve det andre filteret, filteret om godhet. Er det du er i ferd med å fortelle meg om min venn noe bra? ”

“Nei, tvert imot …”

“Så,” fortsatte Sokrates, du vil fortelle meg noe dårlig om ham, og du er ikke sikker på at det er sant. Du kan fremdeles bestå prøven, fordi det er ett filter igjen: filteret om nytten. Er det du vil fortelle meg om min venn til noen nytte for meg? ”

“Nei egentlig ikke …??”

“Vel,” konkluderte Sokrates, hvis det du vil fortelle meg hverken er sant eller godt eller enda til nyttig, hvorfor fortelle meg det i det hele tatt?”

Og hva er nytten?

Ok, om det er sant at nettopp Sokrates sa dette vet vi jo ikke (?), men det var no veldig smart sagt.  :)

In English

To stop gossip, rumor and slander ….

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to put knowledge high. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, “You know what I just heard about your friend?” …

“Wait a minute,” Socrates replied. “Before telling me anything, I want you to let it pass through a little test. Called the triple filter test.”

“Triple filter?”

“That’s right,” Socrates continued. “Before telling me anything about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you say. Which is why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is Truth. Have you made sure that there you to tell me is true? ”

“No,” the man said, “actually I just heard about it.”

“All right,” said Socrates. “So you do not really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second filter, the filter of goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?”

“No, on the contrary …”

“So,” Socrates continued to tell me something bad about him, and you’re not sure it’s true. You may still pass the test, because there’s one filter left: the filter of usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend no use to me?”

“No not really …??”

“Well,” concluded Socrates, if you will tell me is neither true or good or even sometimes useful, why tell it to me at all? ”

And what use is it to me?

Ok, how true it is that Socrates said this we do not know (?) but surely it is really smart. :)