Check Your Filters – Spring To-Do List

Spring allergy season is in full swing. How do I know this, you ask? Easy. When the sneezing around the office sounds like a veritable spring symphony. When the tissue box is always empty. When the gunk coming out of…

Spring Allergies Arrive… Just in Time for Easter!

As the weather begins to warm again, that most joyous time of year is nearly upon us – spring! Sunshine, warm temperatures, daffodils, and blooming plants of all varieties. It’s official, spring allergies arrive… and just in time for Easter!…

Ask an Allergist – Dr. Mardiney – Spring 2015

Though we’ve taken a bit of a hiatus, our favorite allergist, Dr. Mardiney, is back to answer some of your allergy and asthma related questions. Up today for Ask an Allergist are some questions regarding hidden allergens and triggers in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Studies Reinforce Link Between Corticosteroids & Height

Back in 2012, I highlighted a study that was presented at the European Respiratory Society conference that focused on the link between the use of common asthma treatments and a child's height. In this study, researchers examined the use of…

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…

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,…