The North Georgia wildfire isn’t only causing damage to the property in its path; it’s affecting our air quality as well. Over the past few weeks the Atlanta area has been filled with hazy-smoke tainted skies. Though it may not be as thick as it was earlier in the week, it’s still there and drawing major […]
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.
Change of season, dust, and pollen are all fairly common triggers to asthma. However there may be times when your asthma is flaring up and the trigger might not be as clear. Below we discuss some of the more uncommon asthma triggers. Thunderstorms Spring time brings an increase in nice weather and with it, an […]
In today’s fast-paced world, many of us deal with daily fatigue, especially in a busy city like Atlanta. In most cases, we don’t know what causes our fatigue, but it’s often visible during daytime after spending a restless night fighting to get to sleep. Any number of health conditions can contribute to daytime fatigue. Even […]
Worldwide, allergies are one of the most common chronic conditions. Symptoms range from simply making you feel miserable to dangerous life-threatening reactions. An allergic reaction begins in the body’s immune system. The system is designed to protect our bodies from invading organisms that can cause illness. An allergy is when your immune system overreacts and […]
The evaluation of asthma is an important part of an allergist’s practice. Patients come to us with symptoms of cough, wheezing, tight chest, shortness of breath… some of these symptoms at rest, some only with exertion. Besides taking history to see if these symptoms are present, and a thorough physical exam to see if you […]
We’re often asked to see patients with chronic cough. In fact, more than ever, we’re seeing patients with chronic cough. When I go out and talk with other doctors, it’s amazing how many other doctors tell us they have patients with cough they can’t bring under control. So, it’s a serious problem, and an allergist […]
A common problem that comes to us (in our practice) is chronic nasal congestion. This, for somebody who has hay fever or allergic rhinitis, can be the number one symptom.The nasal congestion might also be due to a nasal obstruction, possibly due to a deviated septum, or the presence of nasal polyps. Also, we may […]