How to Prepare for Spring Allergy Season

If you’re like many allergy sufferers, you may be dreading the impending doom of spring-related allergies. With the 50-degree-plus weather—sunshine, picnics and plenty of time outdoors—also comes the most common and pesky spring allergens, including pollen and mold spores. In…

The Best Air Purifiers for Smoke

Many homes encounter smoke one way or another, from tobacco products to burnt food and wood-burning fireplaces. Of all of the contenders, though, smoke from tobacco products like cigarettes and cigars tend to be the greatest cause for the presence…

The Best Air Purifiers for Asthma

For those with asthma, the air in a home has to be particularly clean in order to help reduce the risk of an asthma attack. Such attacks can be brought on by a variety of irritants, particularly if someone with…

Mold Allergy Symptoms

While many people think of various types of pollen when they think of airborne related allergies, mold is one of the most common airborne allergies out there. In fact, while you may think that a pollen allergy is causing your…

Hypertonic vs. Hypotonic: What You Need to Know

From allergies to seasonal illnesses like the cold or flu, nasal problems can be an issue that hounds many people. The inflammation and congestion that sets in within the nasal passages and sinuses cause a great deal of discomfort, and,…

How to Clean Your Sinuses

From colds and the flu to allergies, our sinuses can take quite a beating. No matter if your nose is stuffed up or your sinuses are draining away like Niagara Falls, either situation is going to be uncomfortable. One of…

You’re Never Too Old for New Allergies

Surprise! You Have An Allergy! Wow, you may be thinking. How on Earth did that happen? You were fine with pollen/cats/shellfish all your life, and now they’re a huge problem. You’re not alone. Lots of people develop allergies in adulthood;…

Memorial Day Sale Extended!

Celebrate Memorial Day & Save 10% at AchooAllergy.com! Use Code:  MEMORIAL16 at Checkout Through June 15th Enjoy Free Shipping on Orders Over $79 When Shipping Ground Within the Contiguous U.S. *Some exclusions may apply. Some products cannot be discounted according to the…

Can Prenatal Vitamin D Reduce Asthma?

Vitamin D has long been a part of prenatal care. Often administered in supplements, vitamin D is critical in maintaining the health of the unborn child and mother. A 2011 study showed only positive benefits of taking up to 4000…

Early Detection of Allergies – It’s In the Blood

Solving any good mystery is a bit like a pulling a string. You begin to pull and more and more string follows, but the goal is always the same, to find the beginning. Allergy research is a lot like this.…

Woods Donates to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Asthma Initiatives

In the past we’ve mentioned how former NFL running back Ickey Woods & asthma are linked by the tragic story of his son, Jovante Woods. Since that time, Ickey has spent much of his energy raising money for asthma awareness…

Study Links Asthma to Shingles

In 2013, the National Institute of Health published the results of a study in which they took a closer look at the link between childhood asthma and herpes zoster virus, more commonly known as “shingles”. In this study, they were…

Last Chance for Cyber Monday Savings!

Tonight is your last chance to take advantage of Cyber Monday Savings and take 15% off your favorite allergy relief products and environmental control appliances. From top rated HEPA air purifiers and relief providing humidifiers to HEPA vacuum cleaners and…

Breast Cancer Awareness: Allergies and Cancer

From ads in magazines and on television to even NFL games, November’s color is pink. Over the last several years, Breast Cancer Awareness month (November) has been synonymous with pink ribbons and pink in all types of ads and even…

Joaquin Flood Cleanup

In the wake of Joaquin, a lot of families throughout the mid-Atlantic have been left with a terrible task ahead – flood cleanup. We’ve seen the dramatic footage on the nightly news, homes underwater, vehicles and streets completely swept away,…

Dirty Dorm Giveaway – Free Amaircare Roomaid!

At this point, most college students have struggled their way through the first set of midterms of the academic year. Which means, they should be well on the path to recovery after that mid-semester swoon. In addition to generally ignoring…

Asthma Awareness Month 2015

May is finally here, and for many of us, it means a relative slowdown in the tree pollen that’s been plaguing our nose, throats, and airways for the last two months. Personally, I’m just happy that here in Georgia, the…

Viaskin Peanut Allergy Patch Fast Tracked by FDA

Over the last few years there has been a lot of “good starts” when it comes to novel treatments of allergies and asthma. From a vaccine for cat allergies to bronchial thermoplasty for asthmatics, there have been a myriad of…

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,…

The Hidden Cost of Eczema

Though similar, eczema is often an overlooked cousin when talking about allergies or asthma. Like the latter, eczema has no definitively known cause. Also like the other two, it’s a chronic condition, one that acts differently with different people, and…

Peanut Allergy Patch 2015 – Update

Big news was shared early last Sunday at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting in Houston, TX on a new therapy against peanut allergies. A research team from Jaffe Food Allergy Institute at Kravis Children’s…

Can Cold Cause a Cold?

If you grew up with a mom like mine, you probably heard this quite a bit while growing up. “Put your coat on or you’ll catch a cold!” If not that specific phrase, you can insert whatever article of clothing…

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…

New Hope For Eradicating Bed Bugs

In the rush of the holiday season, you, like me, may have missed an interesting story about bed bugs. I don't blame you though. Bed bugs are repulsive little beasts. If you thought the idea of millions of microscopic dust…

Extreme Cold Spells Trouble for Asthmatics

The last few days have been like a sucker punch to much of the country. Extreme cold, and in some places heavy snow, have ushered in the new year in a way most of us would rather just forget. In…

TB Treatment, Evolving Role of Bacteria

As research continues to point to the links between some of the tiniest organisms on the planet and our health, we learn more and more regarding the vital role microbes play in the immune response. From allergies to skin conditions…

Allerdent – A New Alternative to Immunotherapy

Ebola in OH – A Common Sense Perspective

I've avoided writing about this topic for about as long as possible, but with my entire family being in Ohio, two nurses in the family, and the recent revelation about a second Dallas nurse who tested positive for Ebola a…

End of Summer, School, and Sick Kids

Late last week many of you likely came across a story about Enterovirus D68 and how it is affecting school children in states across the middle of the U.S. I have to admit, I am a bit behind on this…

Common Cold vs. Allergies: Three Round Slugfest

Every year a question most people struggle with at some point is, ‘Do I have a cold or is it allergies?’. For most people, it's not a terribly difficult question to answer. People who cope with allergies are familiar with…

FREE Miele HEPA Filter & $100 Off Reliable Steam Cleaners

To usher in September, we have a couple deals to help you save money on some of our most popular home cleaning appliances. From now until September 30th, purchase any Miele vacuum cleaner and get a FREE HEPA filter! Miele…

Gut Bacteria Key to Allergy Development?

In the last two years, there has been an incredible amount of research into what is called the human microbiome – the wide variety of microorganisms that live on and in us. It is still a difficult concept for many…

Allergy-Free Nuts? Maybe Not As Far Off As You Think

Tree nut and peanut allergies are some of the most common as well as some of the most commonly discussed food allergies. Without fail, every year we hear at least a handful of stories about those who are severely allergic…

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…

E-Cigarettes: The Debate Continues

Since my last blog on the topic of e-cigarettes, a lot has happened with developing research and regulations (state and federal), as well as the addition of U.S. tobacco companies into this rapidly expanding market. As the sales of vaporizers…

New Dust Mite Vaccine on the Horizon?

Vaccines have often been the subject of potential treatments for allergies, and as we've discussed before, a UK firm, Circassia, has been through several stages of testing a vaccine for cat allergies. Research recently released by a team working at…

Aww Man… My iPad’s Making Me Itch?

A recently published case report in the journal Pediatrics takes aim at some of our most commonly used devices as a potential source for skin problems. While it can be argued that a lot of us spend too much time…

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…

Arsenic in Our Food Supply, Part Two

So we've touched the issue from a few years ago, of arsenic in apple juice, but what has taken its place in the limelight is rice. Rice is a staple in the diet of people around the world. Towards the…

Arsenic In Our Food Supply, Part One

The other morning, as happens many mornings, I spent some time on the back patio, enjoying the relative silence and cooler temperature over coffee and a reading through of some morning news stories. There was an article that I came…

Fun Times with Ozone and Scorching Heat!

It is definitely that time of year again. You know, the time of year when getting into your car feels like you've just stepped into a blast furnace; the time of year when, you know it's at least 105% relative…

For Father’s Day, A New Addition to Family

With Father's Day just a few days away, this is going to be a very fitting post. Yesterday evening my two good friends welcomed the birth of their second child (first daughter). Luckily for everyone, labor went very quickly, and…

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,…

MERS, Microbes and My Growing Fear of People and the Bugs They Carry

I cannot deny, that the older I get, the more I become a bit of a germaphobe. It is not something I

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

Happy Easter! HEPA Air Purifier Giveaway

I wanted to take a minute to wish everyone safe travels this holiday weekend. The roads can be extra busy during holiday weekends, so take your time and slow down! Now if I could only follow my own advice….. Then…

Ask An Allergist – Dr. Mardiney

We are constantly trying to bring you the most up-to-date and relevant information available. To help in doing so, we've begunn partnering with board certified doctors to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about allergies and…

Bronchial Thermoplasty – Severe Asthma Treatment

For those dealing with asthma, the standard treatment is generally a combination of corticosteroids (anti-inflammatories), leukotriene modifiers (reduce leukotrienes, preventative), and beta agonists (open airways long & short term). There are other drugs and combined drugs, but these three types…

No OTC Primatene Mist Replacement

Yesterday, a US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted not to recommend Primatene HFA for over-the-counter sale. This is the latest in the attempt to bring a bronchodilator back to the over-the-counter market. There were two additional votes on…