Category Archives: Allergy Testing

[VIDEO] Dr. Rabinowitz on Pediatric Allergies

Dr Rabinowitz outlines the options for parents of children with allergies, even small children. He notes that allergies often don’t develop in children until the body’s immune system matures. He also notes that children don’t need to be tested as extensively as teens or young adults.

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 […]

Summer Allergies Can Change Your Appearance — Dramatically

We’re all familiar with the most common symptoms of allergies, like a runny nose, sneezing and red eyes. Some people seem to fare much worse when it comes to summertime allergies, appearing as if they lost a match to a UFC fighter. Severe symptoms during the summer can be as bad as peak season in […]

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 […]

[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 […]