Category Archives: Dr Mark D Livezey

Transforming your Home into an Allergy Safe Zone

It’s pollen season again. Outside is a pollen filled war zone and it’s seeping into your home as well. Your home is supposed to be a sacred place that you should be able to enjoy without allergens disturbing your peace. Whether it’s allergy season or not it’s always important to maintain a home free of […]

EpiPen Price Hike Sparks Parent Outrage in Atlanta

Zero point three ounces doesn’t sound like a whole lot of anything, but it’s the difference between life and death for some folks. Millions of people are at risk of severe allergic reactions and they rely on 0.3 ounces of epinephrine, a synthetic form of adrenaline, to treat those reactions. A stuffy nose, a slight […]

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 […]

Field Guide to Pollen Allergies in Atlanta

Check out this great guide from our friends at 11Alive, a visual field guide to plants that can make your Hay Fever (allergic rhinitis) symptoms worse. It might not be a bad idea to keep this on your phone, so if you’re out and about, you can avoid these trees & plants!–track-the-culprits-in-your-area/82070166/

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 Dine Out With Food Allergies

Living with a food allergy can make dining out difficult. With some simple early planning, you can have an enjoyable evening out with little worry. Before You Go Know your allergens Have an understanding of what your allergy is and how it can hide in food. Not all allergens go by their common name. Wheat, for […]

Atlanta Allergist Dr Livezey: Are Allergies Increasing in the Population? [VIDEO]

Indeed they are, and there are a number of plausible alternatives as to why that may be. Early speculations centered on the changes in our living situations and our households. Indoor pets have certainly become more prominent, carpeting and less outdoor air entry might lead to increased levels of dust mites, and maybe mold… but […]

4 Ways To Control Asthma Triggers At Home

Anyone who has ever had asthma knows very well how painful and debilitating it can be when an attack strikes. Because of this, most sufferers take great pains to prevent attacks from occurring in the first place. Preventing painful attacks is actually easier then one might think. In many cases, this is simply a matter […]