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…

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…

Naegleria fowleri Back in the News

We first mentioned this amoeba over a year ago in connection with the death of a woman in Louisiana. Friday, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) announced that the microbe had been found in four locations in the…

Spring Allergy Deja Vu, All Over Again

We're not quite two weeks in to February, and while much of the Northeast and Midwest is literally digging out from under a few feet of snow, in other parts of the country, there have already been a couple days…

Pollen Count Record Shattered

As we settle in to the last official day of winter (who knew, right?), temperatures across the south have been hovering around record highs – Think 80-85 degrees. Like the high temperatures, pollen counts are also setting records, and for…

Overuse of Antibiotics When Treating Rhinonsinusitis

While sinus infections can affect anyone, they often are most problematic for those who suffer from respiratory allergies or those dealing with the flu or other illness. Seeking relief, people will often head to their doctor's office, and most carry…

Daily Habits for Allergy Relief

Knowing that you can do something to take charge of your allergy symptoms is empowering, especially if you've resigned yourself to the sniffling, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes as facts of your life. Butallergen avoidance and environmental control can really…

Neti Pots and Naegleria Fowleri

For the second time this year, neti pots have been linked to tragic fatalities via the contraction of Naegleria fowleri , the