Mask Breathability and Heat While Exercising

We field a pretty wide variety of allergy mask questions, regularly, but there are two I wanted to go over today. The first is, do cold weather masks help? The second question generally revolves around mask breathability, particularly with regard…

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…

AchooAllergy.com New Website!

If you’ve visited us recently, you might have noticed a big change, the AchooAllergy.com new website! It has taken months of work, but we recently relaunched our website with a whole new design and features. While it is not complete…

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…

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,…

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

Vogmask – New Allergy Masks

Since 2012, Vogmasks have offered a more stylish, comfortable way to block allergens, dust and air pollution. The original mask, the Classic Microfiber Vogmask, is lightweight, offers three layer filtration and comes in a variety of colors. After just a…

Out With the Snow, In With the Pollen!

Despite the wind and snow that has continually harassed much of the country this winter, for many areas of the country, spring is here! Personally, every year I definitively mark the start of spring here in Atlanta, and that day…

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…

Simple Way to Block Fall Allergens

With a noticeable chill in the air, fall is upon us, and soon many of us will be buried under that annual ritual called ‘falling leaves’.

Ragweed 2013 Forecast

Ok, so perhaps I'm being a bit dramatic when I wrote that title, but to be honest, the theme from Jaws was playing in my head. Still, the summer months are quickly winding down, and despite Mother Nature's insistence on…

Got Yardwork? Get a Mask

With Spring finally here, the many months of keeping up with my yard begins. From pressure washing away red clay and pollen to mowing and trimming, lawn care is one of those outdoor tasks that can really aggravate those with…

Asthma – Wearing a Mask While You Sleep?

People who suffer from COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder), sleep apnea or other respiratory conditions have some familiarity with wearing a mask while sleeping. Perhaps not the most comfortable, these masks often help keep airways open or deliver concentrated oxygen…

Respro Allergy Mask – Newest Allergy Friendly Product

Acorns, Acorns Everywhere!

This is the time of year when it is quite common to be enjoying a cup of coffee on a brisk morning and see a squirrel feverishly sorting through fallen nuts. It is also fairly common that once you finish…

Looking for an Outdoor Mask to Block Dust and Allergens?

Masks are always a big topic for us not only because they are so popular but also because there are so many varieties available.

The Return of Your Fall Nemesis – Ragweed

With August nearly halfway over, allergy sufferers' attention often turns to one particular allergen – ragweed pollen. Generally starting in mid-August (slightly later throughout the South), ragweed causes allergic flare ups for millions of Americans every year, and with extremely…

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,…

Warmer Temps Jumpstart Summer Ozone

With near record breaking temperatures in many parts of the country, poor air quality warnings are getting an early start to the season. As the mercury rises during the summer months, the combination of the heat and air pollution leads…

Mask FAQ Video – Two Things to Remember

The majority of our FAQ's often come from the Allergy Mask section of our site. Masks are a very personal item and often purchased for specific reasons. When choosing a mask there are two primary factors when making a base…

Introducing the Vogmask

Readers spoke, and we listened. _With the spring allergy season in full swing, we've been talking quite a bit about face/allergy masks. Though masks are a simple and easy solution to blocking allergens and dust, many people still refuse to…

Choose Your Allergy Mask

With nearly 80° 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 simplest measures people take to protect themselves is…

Avoid the Seasonal Allergy Slog

Each spring ushers in a yellow-green flood of pollen, and Atlanta begins to resemble a pastry that some giant chef has sprinkled yellowish green powdered sugar all over. So with the average pollen count in Atlanta doubling over the last…

Cyclists Face Air Pollution Dangers, Including Cardiac Trouble

Scientific America's article, Air Pollution Triggers Heart Risk for Cyclists, discusses the health concerns faced by cyclists who ride in heavy traffic areas. _The article highlights the effect of pollution from delivery trucks in New York City's Garment District. One…