Jumping on the Detox Wagon

While New Year's resolutions have always been mostly health oriented, I've noticed a rising trend in detox cleanses every year. Naturopathic doctor, Dr. Linda Page, claims, ‘It's a way to recharge, rejuvenate, and renew’. The process of a detox cleanse…

Air Purifier Buying Guide

Air Purifier Buying Guide Quality air purifiers have never been more important for good health. The tight seals that make your home comfortable and energy efficient also trap indoor air pollution. From cooking fumes and cleaning vapors to dust and…

Relieve a Nagging Cough, Naturally

For about a week now, my cough has escalated to the point where I feel as if I'm about to cough up a lung on my desk. And while I want to run outside and enjoy the crisp late fall…

Allerdent – A New Alternative to Immunotherapy

Medical Clowns for Allergies? Helpful or Just Creepy?

After watching the second episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show, I found a study in this month's Allergy Journal about using ‘medical clowns’ to help entertain and distract children while receiving skin prick tests (SPT) and allergy shots. With…

Skin Care Friday: Interview with Founder of Silk Swan

I interviewed Lanna Potter, creator and owner of SilkSwan.com. She has developed natural beauty products made with silk proteins and essential oils (EOs) for individuals with sensitive skin, chemical sensitivities, and those who simply want beauty products with more natural…

National Coffee Day Makes Today the Perkiest Monday of the Month

Of course National Coffee Day should fall on a Monday! It's exactly what we need to start off October, fall, and to get ready for the cold days to follow. The origins of coffee can be found in the Ethiopian…

Oh My Miele!

The other night I decided to toss out my old vacuum (whom I will name, ‘He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’ as not to discredit that particular brand) and upgrade to a Miele Twist upright. I weighed the pros and cons, and a couple days…

Sometimes Being Thrifty Doesn’t Pay

All of a sudden school is back in session and people are moving around, filling up dumpsters and sidewalks with furniture that won't fit in their co-ops, dorm rooms, apartments or simply clashes with their new interior decor. For dumpster…

Gear Up for Fall Festivals

With the fall festival season right around the corner, it's time to hustle on getting your costumes and outdoor necessities together! For years AchooAllergy's marked the start of this time of year with an annual sale for your outdoor necessities,…

Allergy-Free R & R

As the travel and hospitality industries grow to meet the needs of a more and more diverse clientele, you might notice how they are becoming more accommodating to travelers with allergies and chemical sensitivities. Earlier I wrote a blog about…

Top Four Allergens Hiding in Your Wine

At the end of a stressful day, I like to go out on my porch with a glass of wine and enjoy the relative peace. It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day pace of things and fail…

Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac – How to Spot & Avoid the Itch

With the 4th of July upon us, for many people, it's time to get out and enjoy some fresh air. From time with family to extended vacations, millions of us will be heading outside and enjoying the local park, greenway…

Keep It Dry and Eliminate Mold This Summer

Summer time is one of the best times of the year (along with spring, fall and winter)! It's the time when we often take trips to the lake, the pool, and anywhere where the sun is warm and worries are…

No Peanuts On This Airline

Once in a while our customer service department receives calls asking what we suggest for traveling with allergies, most often, peanut allergies. As of now there is not much we can say aside from informing your airline of your allergies,…

Mask for Street Art

Before getting into our actual topic today, I want to define some terms that may be misunderstood or ambiguous to the general public. _ Street Art – a form of visual art in public locations that the artist has been…

April Showers Bring May… Allergies?

We have had gorgeous weekends here in Atlanta recently. Everyone and their kids and dogs have been out celebrating the Dogwood Festival and spending time at Piedmont Park. In between all this good weather have been bouts of heavy rain…

Oralair Approved as First Oral SLIT Medication

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the thumbs up for Oralair (Stallergenes, Inc.) to be on the market as the US

Off to Costa Rica! Allergy & Asthma Travel Tips

I am headed off to enjoy the sunshine, beach and rainforests of Costa Rica! We will be traveling to the Guanacaste region where it will be dry with little rain during this time of year. This is also means I…

Ogallala Custom Down Bedding – Price Update

One of our favorite companies, Ogallala Comfort Company, is in the midst of a makeover! Ogallala will be changing their fill for their hypodown bedding. Currently they have a blend of 80% goose down and 20% Syriaca used in their…

Best Plants for Gardening with Allergies

Now is the time to start planning your gardens, whether they are in your backyard, in pots on your porch or planters on your window sill! It

Celebrities Sneeze Too!

Many people tend to idealize sports figures and celebrities, but like the occasional photos in your local supermarket tabloid show, they have problems and deal with everyday challenges just like the rest of us. This Friday I

E-Cigarettes and Vaping

The other night at the Buckhead Saloon, I noticed a few glowing lights and thin vapor exhales that had replaced some ash trays and the malodor of tobacco cigarettes. It was a nice relief to see cigarettes being temporarily replaced…

Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Offers Hope

Mothers with children who have peanut allergies can find hope for relief in recent allergy studies. In a study recently published in the Lancet, Dr. Andrew Clark and his team conducted clinical trials testing immunotherapy treatments for children with peanut…

Welcoming a Baby into the Family

In the first month of 2014, a lot has already happened. Amongst the news about the ‘polar vortex’ and political drama, my family and I will be welcoming a new family member! My older brother in Mexico City and his…

Difference Between Dust Mites and Bed Bugs

This week’s blog will not be as cute or cuddly as my previous blog. Today I’m going to discuss the difference between dust mites and bed bugs. I’ve had many calls and questions about dust mites and bed bugs and…

Household Drama, and Not’Real Housewives’ Kind

Typically, a research piece about botulism would fall outside of the scope of topics we cover, but with this most recent article's focus on vacuum cleaners and the suggestion that they maybe be potential vectors for disease (like botulism), we…

Yoga, Controlled Breathing & Asthma

Asthma relief can be achieved in non-medicinal ways, such as yoga and meditation. Today, I am going to talk about a simple pose and a couple breathing techniques that can help open your airways, regulate your breathing and hopefully help…

Feminine Health – A Healthier Time of the Month

Every month we ladies must deal with a natural inconvenience. Luckily we have an array of products to choose from to help us with this time of the month. Unfortunately, there are some drawbacks to many of these products, particularly…

Peanut Oil and Peanut Food Allergies

For all you peanut allergic individuals, have you ever wondered about eating at restaurants that use peanut oil for cooking. Five Guys and Chick-fil-A are probably the two most well known examples. They use peanut oil in their fryers. Cooking…

Searching for a Local Allergist?

We often get questions from allergy sufferers who are looking for allergists or immunologists in their specific city or state. While we do partner with many different allergists throughout the country (you may have come across our catalogs or single…

Got Water? Some Dangers of Flood Cleanup

Throughout the South and Southeast, Hurricane Isaac is having a two-fold effect. In some areas, the heavy rains are providing much needed relief from drought conditions. Though in other areas, the rains are so intense that they are causing severe…

Top Uses for Summer Masks

For some an allergy mask is a year round accessory while for others the need typically arises during the spring and fall. Though the spike in pollen during these two seasons often means asthma and allergy sufferers use a mask,…

Reducing Exposure to Vehicle Emissions

While the political debate over whether emissions regulations are too onerous on manufacturers, evidence linking increased exposure to emissions and asthma and lung damage continues to pile up. From decreased lung development to increased rates of asthma, studies published in…

Coming Soon – The Miele S6 Vacuum Cleaner

One thing that has consistently set Miele apart from other vacuum cleaner brands is the push to innovate and introduce new and improved products. As we say farewell to the Miele S4 canister vacuums cleaners, the new Miele S6 canisters…

IQAir HealthPro Plus Named Best Air Purifier

The IQAir HealthPro Plus has been named the ‘Best Air Purifier Overall’ by ConsumerSearch.com. This distinction adds to an already long list of 1st place and ‘Best Buy’ awards for the world's most advanced air purifier! _ ConsumerSearch.com, a New…

Labor Day Bedding Sale Extended!

Due to overwhelming customer demand and feedback, we are extending our Labor Day bedding sale for two more days. You can receive 20% off your allergy bedding until this Thursday, September 8 at midnight. Hurry and place your order now…

10% Off Your July Order!

Save big $$ during the month of July! We are offering a fabulous combination sale and prize giveaway to our growing community of shoppers, friends, and fans. Anyone with allergies and asthma can purchase our great products and be automatically…

Introducing the Aprilaire 1710A Basement Dehumidifier

Are you looking for a crawlspace or basement dehumidifier this summer? We have a high performance unit at a great price with free shipping! You will not find a lower internet offer that includes free shipping. This Aprilaire is perfect…

10% Off Dyson Vacuums for Father’s Day!

Are you struggling to find a gift for the Dad that seems to have everything? Hate the thought of buying another tie or belt? What about a vacuum cleaner? We have a great Father's Day sale on our Dyson Vacuum…

Top 5 Air Purifiers for Allergies

Check out our new video describing the top air purifiers and HEPA air purifiers that we sell on our website. _ _ _ _

Introducing Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo

Nearly everyone loves their pets and no one wants to get rid of them after an allergy diagnosis. For this reason, many of our most popular products have to do with allergy relief from pet dander and pet saliva. There…

New Ebac Dehumidifier Now Available

Got a building that needs drying? Don't want to spend the money to duct something into the HVAC system? Ebac's new dehumidifier was made with you in mind. The Ebac CD200 serves the drying demands of medium-sized areas without the…

Furnace Filter Photo Contest on Facebook!

Do you need a year of cleaner air? Would you like to breathe better in your own home? 3M furnace filters are a must for your home HVAC system. Indoor Air Quality is a growing concern for everyone not just…

Danby 50 Pint Dehumidifiers 20% Off!

During the month of May, you can purchase one of our most popular dehumidifiers for 20% off our regular retail price. Our Danby 50 pint is on sale for a limited time only. The sale ends on May 31st, 2011.…

Free Shipping Promotion During May!

Do you need allergy relief, but hate high shipping costs? Everyone is dealing with high shipping and fuel costs, so we know how you feel. For years, we have offered free shipping on orders over $150. Now to help you…

Last Chance for 10% off Blueair Air Purifiers

This week is your last chance to find great savings on our Blueair air purifiers! From now until May 1st, you will receive 10% off your purchase of any Blueair model. Combine that with our Free Ground Shipping on these…

10% Off Alen Air Purifiers!

Alen Air Purifiers deliver the performance of the most expensive air purifiers at affordable prices. Alen's HEPA filtration system traps and destroys indoor pollutants like pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and mold spores that inflame allergies and asthma. By moving…

Dyson Vacuum Cleaner Giveaway!

At the end of April, we are giving away one Dyson vacuum cleaner to a lucky member of our social network. Current fans are automatically entered in the drawing. Not a fan? All you have to do to enter the…

Have Any Food Allergy Advice?

We recently had a mother write to us for advice and help with food allergy questions. Recently, she found out that her 3 year-old is allergic to dairy protein (specifically Casein) and nuts. One problem is that milk and cheese…