Category Archives: Allergy Shots

How to Deal with Pollen Allergies

In this video, Dr Rabinowitz discusses the steps you can take to handle pollen allergies. He suggests: 1) Get allergy tested — find out if you are actually allergic to pollen, especially before using certain medications which are largely ineffective on non-allergic individuals. 2) OTC medications — find out what are the most effective medications […]

Allergy Season Forecast 2016: Will El Niño Make Things Worse?

Spring allergy season is here. Time to stock up on extra nasal spray, tissues and start taking your allergy medication. The mild, wet winter and the presence of El Niño could spell trouble for allergy sufferers in Atlanta, as forecasters are expecting a brutal allergy season in 2016. What is El Niño? From the NOAA […]

How to Survive Fall Hay Fever: Part 7 of 7

Follow this 7-part series to learn to better cope with Fall Allergies & Allergic Rhinitis. Fall allergy season is on its way. For those with allergic rhinitis (hay fever) life can become miserable pretty quickly. With the arrival of all that beautiful fall color and cooler temperatures comes an increase in the 17 varieties of […]

[VIDEO] Dr Glen Nadel on Hay Fever (Allergic Rhinitis) in Atlanta

Hay fever is one of the most common problems we see. We also call it ‘allergic rhinitis.’ It involves the presence of allergic antibodies either year round, or seasonal antigens. Year-round antigens would be dust mites, molds, or animals; while the seasonal antigens would be pollens, such as tree pollen, or fall weed pollens (like ragweed […]

[VIDEO] Dr Mark Livezey Discusses Allergy Testing & Allergy Shots

As allergy specialists, we are often asked to compare skin testing vs. lab testing for determining a patient’s allergic status. Today, while the results correlate well, most allergists prefer skin testing, as it is more accurate and sensitive in detecting allergic disease. While somewhat more uncomfortable, results are available quickly, and quite obvious and reinforcing […]