Category: <span>allergies</span>

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…



surgical mask capabilities are much lower than most realize

Most people never think about wearing a mask until they suddenly discover that something they’re breathing is bothering them. Often times, the first thing that people will reach for is a surgical mask, because they are easy to find in any drugstore. Unfortunately, surgical masks capabilities are limited, and people often discover this the hard…




with autumn allergies, a mask can be crucial

I wrote a few weeks ago about the ragweed season.  Now it’s officially autumn, and the leaves are falling in my area. And leaf mold and ragweed are now tag-teaming me to bring misery to my airways and sinuses.  I have already had one fall cold and continue to struggle to feel well.  And I’m…