It’s Coming, And Sooner Than You Think

It's been creeping up on us for several weeks now. Scattered reports coming in from across the country, the midwest, the northeast… It continues it slow but steady march across the nation. We've tried to push it to the back…

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…

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

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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

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…

Introducing Oskar – Stadler Form Humidifier

This season we are rolling out the addition of a couple new brands of humidifiers, so keep an eye out for the new offering in the coming weeks. Today, I'd like to introduce you to the Oskar by Stadler Form.…

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…

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…

Pollen, Pollen, Go Away…

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

While Allergies Bite, Maybe This Year, Not So Bad…

With Easter and Passover now behind us, the spring allergy season is set to begin making millions across the U.S. miserable. And while there is no shortage of weather forecasters and others singing ‘doom and gloom’ for this allergy season,…

Cross Reactivity – Unrelated Links

When it comes to allergies, rarely are they isolated or singular. Often there are groupings, like allergen punches in bunches, that can affect the body. Peanut allergy sufferers are often allergic to other types of tree nuts, or those allergic…

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…

Popular Allergy Drug Clarinex Now Available as Generic

The popular allergy relief drug, Clarinex, will soon be available in a generic form. The active ingredient in Clarinex, desloratadine, has received FDA approval and is now offered in 5mg doses under the Mylan Pharmaceuticals label. _Desloratadine is an antihistimine…

Excessive Licking and Biting? An Allergy?

Though this entry isn't as provocative as the title might lead some to believe, for those of us with dogs, you may notice your dog licking and biting their paws from time to time. There are a few reasons why…

FDA Approves Dymista – New Nasal Spray

On May 1st, the FDA approved a new seasonal allergy nasal spray, Dymista, for use in the U.S. Manufactured by Swedish pharmaceutical company Meda, Dymista is for children over the age of 12 and adults. It will be available by…

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…

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 Capitals – Best and Worst

With a steady increase in the number of allergy, asthma and MCS cases in the US, there's always some attention paid to how urban areas fare for allergy sufferers. Typically every year there is a top 5 or top 10…

Weak Winter Not Good for Allergies

It’s almost February, and many of us across the country are still wondering when winter will arrive. Though there have been some cold snaps, followed by 60-70 degree days, another weekend outdoors sans jacket or a coat is giving me…

Key Symptoms: Flu, Cold, or Allergies?

It's that time of year when it seems that you or someone you know is sick all the time. With many of winter's common sicknesses having similar symptoms, it's often hard to know what the sickness is. _ _ You…

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…

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,…

How to Enjoy Spring Without Allergies

If you're like me, it's almost impossible to resist going outside to enjoy the beauty and soft warmth of spring