2015 Fall Allergy Tips – Halloween

With October quickly drawing to a close, there are a few news and notes worth mentioning. For people with allergies and asthma, ragweed is wreaking havoc, particularly in the south. Drier conditions have helped to create an ideal situation for…

BPS A Replacement for BPA?

Over the last few years, we’ve discussed BPA (Bisphenol-A), particularly with regard to its potential adverse effects as an endocrine disrupter. While there are plenty of substances in our lives that also fall into this category, the ubiquitous nature of…

Happy Valentine’s Day 2015… We Hope!

We are just a few short days away from Valentine‚Äôs Day, the perfect date night for you and your beloved, or simply a day to spoil yourself. I’ve definitely celebrated a few Valentine’s Days while single, keeping it humble with…

New Year’s, Cedar Allergies, and Resolutions

New Year's, Cedar Allergies, and Resolutions _A new year is a fresh start, a clean slate, so why didn't old problems get the memo? For many, the new year kicks off a new struggle with allergies. The colder temperatures usually…

Cold Weather Faucet – Red Nose in Winter

If you spend any amount of time outdoors, particularly during the winter when the temperatures and dip to around or below freezing, you may notice your nose changes. Normally our noses range in function (or dysfunction!) from an odd looking…

Humidity and Fall: A Lesson in Flip-Flopping

A comedian I greatly enjoy once described fall like this, …the weather is completely nonsense. You don

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Worst Cities for Spring Allergies (and some pretty pictures!)

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New in Blue! Respro Allergy Mask

Today at lunch, I again noticed a nice yellow-green dust on my truck. So, with spring pollen season gearing up, we're proud to give you a choice Respro Allergy Masks. It now comes in Royal Blue! The Respro Allergy Mask…

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

Fall Leaves and Allergies – How to Place Nice With the Neighbors

Over seven years ago, I decided it was time for a change. So, after spending two weeks on a road trip through the South and up the Atlantic coast I came to the conclusion that Atlanta seemed like a good…

Coming to a Meal Near You – Chinese Processed Chicken!

I know everyone has literally been on pins and needles awaiting this decision, and heading into the long Labor Day weekend, the USDA quietly announced that, soon, you too can enjoy Chinese processed chicken! From chicken noodle soup to chicken…

Eczema Company – Back to School Sale

If you or someone in your family suffers from eczema, dermatitis or chronic skin irritation, we offer a variety of products, from personal care to organic bedding. There are things though, that we do not have but can be very…

Dust Mop Assembly, Miele Kits and Neb Cups – FAQ’s Answered

In our continual effort to help you find relief from allergies, asthma, and MCS as well as to maintain a healthier home, we've started a series of FAQ videos. Each month hundreds of people submit ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ to our…

Bugs, Bugs, and More Bugs!

By now, allergy sufferers are feeling the full effects of very mild winter and early year, summerlike conditions. Sneezy, runny noses, itchy and watery eyes are abundant in homes, schools and offices across the U.S. Beyond allergies, there’s another issue…

Allergy Capitals – Best and Worst

With a steady increase in the number of allergy, asthma and MCS cases in the US, there's always some attention paid to how urban areas fare for allergy sufferers. Typically every year there is a top 5 or top 10…

Reliable T1 Steamboy, Consumer Digest Best Buy

In the February issue of Consumer Digest, you may come across a product that has long been a staple at AchooAllergy – the Reliable T1 Steamboy. Aside from being a quick and convenient way to steam floors and remove mess…

Weak Winter Not Good for Allergies

It’s almost February, and many of us across the country are still wondering when winter will arrive. Though there have been some cold snaps, followed by 60-70 degree days, another weekend outdoors sans jacket or a coat is giving me…

Mucus vs. Mucous

Have you ever noticed these two different spellings of mucus? I, of course, have because I write about it all the time! As much as I love to learn and write about allergies and allergen avoidance, I love to learn…

Attention Vapamore Owners and Future Vapamore Owners!

As you may know, we've recently updated our steam cleaners selection. Well, we have really good news for those of you who have purchased or are considering purchasing a Vapamore steam cleaner: They now come with a lifetime warranty

A Golden Oldie?

The unit pictured above may not look like much, but in reality, this is the precursor to Honeywell 50000 series air purifiers. We recently found this unit and would not have given it a second glance had it not been…

No Laughing Matter – But Here’s An Allergy Joke Anyway

As an allergy sufferer myself, I realize that allergic diseases are no laughing matter. In fact, some people who don't have allergies seem to think that allergic conditions are not as serious as other medical conditions – or that allergies…

New Documentary: Prescription for Disaster

Born from a report titled ‘Death by Medicine,’ the documentary Prescription for Disaster by Dr. Gary Null presents shocking evidence that the practices of the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA are endangering your health. You can watch the trailer for…

Cure Asthma and Hay Fever with . . . Hookworms?

This bizarre personal account tells the tale of a man who claims to have cured his asthma by intentionally infecting himself with hookworms. Not for the faint-hearted.

Free Filter Promotion from Blueair

Prepare for spring allergy season and receive a free filter (a $147.00 value) when you purchase a new Blueair Air Purifier this month. Buy a new Blueair model 201, 402, 501, or 601 with Particle Filter or Deluxe with SmokeStop…

Allergy History: Dr. Clemens von Pirquet

Ever wondered where the word allergy comes from? In 1906, Austrian Pediatrician Clemens von Pirquet first used the word allergy to describe the strange, non-disease related symptoms that some diphtheria patients developed when treated with a horse serum antitoxin. The…

Three winners selected

As promised, the three winners of our book giveaway were selected by random drawing on January 5th. I've spoken with two of the winners, and mailed them their free copies of My House is Killing Me by Jeffrey C. May.…

Book Review: My House is Killing Me

Although I had heard what a great book this is, only recently did I get a chance to read it for myself. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy to read it is. The author, Jeffrey C. May, does a…