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…

Just in Time for Spring, Free Amaircare Filters

Are you considering doing something about your spring allergies and the pollen that is filling the air? Now may be a great time to consider one of the three Amaircare HEPA air purifiers. In a variety of sizes, Amaircare air…

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!…

April Showers Bring May… Allergies?

We have had gorgeous weekends here in Atlanta recently. Everyone and their kids and dogs have been out celebrating the Dogwood Festival and spending time at Piedmont Park. In between all this good weather have been bouts of heavy rain…

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

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

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Block Spring Pollen Tips & HEPA Air Purifier Giveaway

Spring allergy season is fully upon us in many parts of the country. Locally, Atlanta has seen an average pollen count of 2,624 for each of the last nine days! As usual tree pollen is the primary culprit early in…

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…

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…

Alen BreatheSmart Air Purifier

For our Friday Product Spotlight, I wanted to take a few minutes to take a look at the Alen BreatheSmart air purifier. Alen has carved out a niche for itself by offering mid-level air purifiers specifically geared towards removing indoor…

Best Plants for Gardening with Allergies

Now is the time to start planning your gardens, whether they are in your backyard, in pots on your porch or planters on your window sill! It

Cedar Allergies – Back with a Vengeance

It's winter time, and while many of us are struggling with bouts of bitter cold and snow, for some this is prime allergy season. It may seem counterintuitive for allergies, especially any type of pollen allergies, to be worse during…

Some of the Most Allergic Types of Pollen

You're sneezing, congested and watery eyed, battling nature's small wonders. So today we're going to shine a spotlight on these little airborne particulates that are giving you such a hard time, and this week we'll start with pollen. Since the…

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…

Nature’s Solution to Pollen

Pollen, pollen everywhere! It's like Christmas, except instead of snow, it's yellow pollen, and instead of receiving gifts, all you get is sneezing, congestion, a runny nose, allergic rhinitis or sinusitis. Though pollen levels are traditionally very high during the…

Pollen, Pollen, Go Away…

Well, it's time for Atlanta's annual rite of passage – spring pollen, and particularly pine pollen.

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…

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,…

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…

Allergy Apps

Do you use your phone for everything from checking email and planning family menus to entertaining the children while clothes shopping and checking sports stats

Top Two Fall Allergy Relief Products

Fall is in full swing

Worst Allergy Season Ever

Turns out that those who think every allergy season is the worst one ever may actually be right, as explained in CNN.com's Why your allergies are bugging you. The reason for worsening allergy seasons is two-fold: There's more pollen and…

Fighting Allergies with Food: Allergy Salad

Yesterday, in quick succession, I explored, joined, and became addicted to Pinterest, a ‘virtual pinboard,’ which lets users ‘organize and share all the beautiful things [they] find on the web.’ This morning I did a search for the term allergy…

Worst Allergy Season on Record

If you feel like your allergies have been worse than ever this year, it could be because ‘2011 could end up being the most extreme allergy season on record,’ as reported in this video Worst Allergy Season Ever? by Fox…

Top Three Spring and Summer Allergy Relief Products

The worst of spring allergies, at least here in Atlanta, is waning, along with the decrease in the yellow river of pollen we endure every year. But with summer coming up, now is a good time to prepare for the…

Spring Allergies, Eye Allergies, and Contact Lenses

When it comes to eye allergies, the misery of spring allergies can hit those who wear contact lenses especially hard, Medical News Today reports.’ Eye allergy symptoms include itchy and watery eyes, which accompany other allergy symptoms like sneezing, coughing,…

Cedar & Juniper Pollen in Winter

Around this time of year, most of us here in the U.S. don’t give much thought to pollen. For much of the country, trees are dormant and most of the pollinating plants are dead. In certain parts of the country,…