Month: April 2018

When cold and allergy season overlap, April is the cruelest month

Cold and allergy season have overlapped more this year. This winter has been a long roller coaster alternating between cold and mild weather. As such, pollen begins flying around even as the late winter illnesses continue to pile upon each other. When I went to the ER two weeks ago, I thought it was a…



Masks, hospital isolation, protecting myself and the community

I had an unexpected adventure over the weekend. I went to the hospital ER a few nights ago due to asthma exacerbation and was surprised to find out that my asthma was acting up because of an RSV infection, which stands for Respiratory Syncytial (pronounced sin-SISH-uhl) Virus. While RSV is similar to a cold, it…