News and Notes in Allergies, Asthma, & MCS

Last week, we took a little time off from posting. As you may have noticed, Miele is completely renaming their entire line of HEPA vacuum cleaners, and it’s been created a lot of new work for us. But it’s Tuesday,…

Tis The Season: Nuts & Alcohol

As the season of family get togethers and office parties draws nearer, now is a great time to go over a few things regarding foods allergies and two things that commonly appear at these types of gatherings – alcohol and…

Tips for Coping with Pet Allergies

Pets are amazing friends to have in life. These trusted companions can increase serotonin and dopamine levels (the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitters), provide more structure in your daily routine and make you smile more! These are a few of the reasons…

Nature’s Solution to Pollen

Pollen, pollen everywhere! It's like Christmas, except instead of snow, it's yellow pollen, and instead of receiving gifts, all you get is sneezing, congestion, a runny nose, allergic rhinitis or sinusitis. Though pollen levels are traditionally very high during the…

Cross Reactivity – Unrelated Links

When it comes to allergies, rarely are they isolated or singular. Often there are groupings, like allergen punches in bunches, that can affect the body. Peanut allergy sufferers are often allergic to other types of tree nuts, or those allergic…

Allergy Masks – Which Would You Choose?

With nearly 80 degree weather here in Atlanta and everything in bloom, it seems like an excellent time to make sure you are set for this year's spring allergy season. One of the simpliest measures people take to protect themselves…

Are Schools Prepared for Allergy Emergencies?

The death of a first-grader in Richmond, Virginia highlights the possible unpreparedness of schools to deal with allergy emergencies. Ammaria Johnson had a peanut allergy. While out at recess, she broke out in hives and began complaining of shortness of…

Halloween Hazards

Today in our regular perusal of allergy-related news, we came across Five Surprising Health Hazards on FoxNews.com. In summary, the hazards highlighted were: Licorice can lead to heart attacks. The FDA recently came out with a warning that too much…

Worst Allergy Season Ever

Turns out that those who think every allergy season is the worst one ever may actually be right, as explained in CNN.com's Why your allergies are bugging you. The reason for worsening allergy seasons is two-fold: There's more pollen and…

Allergy Free Hotel Rooms?

My family will be attending a conference in Jacksonville over this Labor Day weekend and staying at the Hyatt Regency there. While looking at the Hyatt website, I came across their offering of hypoallergenic rooms. Keeping allergen exposure to a…