Do Allergies Cause Asthma?

One of the most common questions we get from parents of children with allergies is whether their child’s allergies can cause them to develop asthma. The short answer is no; allergies do not cause asthma. The two conditions are connected, so it would be natural to think that one...

AERD – Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease

As many as 1.5 million Americans live with a little-known and often overlooked condition called aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease, or AERD. Despite the fact that AERD was first identified nearly a century ago, the lack of research and awareness regarding the condition means...

Diagnosis and Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis, commonly known as “hay fever,” is characterized by a runny or stuffy nose and itchy eyes, mouth or skin. Allergic rhinitis can be seasonal (due to mold spores or pollen), or perennial (due to things like dust mites, pet hair, or mold). There is also...

Back to School with Allergies

With thousands of students in the Atlanta area heading back to school this fall, schools have created different techniques for handling students with allergies. Today, one in three children have allergies, and one in eleven students suffer from asthma. As a parent, it’s up to you...

Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction affecting the entire body. If not treated quickly, anaphylaxis may lead to respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, and even death. Peanuts and bee stings are a common cause of anaphylaxis. In some people, anaphylaxis may...