Interview with Dr. Janice Joneja

As I promised last week, when I introduced food allergy expert Dr. Janice Joneja, the following is a transcript of my first interview with Dr. Jonega: This is the transcript (provided by Interview with Dr. Joneja. Warning – this is over 3,000 words. Just listen to the Podcast of the Interview with Dr. Joneja. […]

Introducing Food Allergy Expert, Dr. Janice Joneja

Content Curation in Healthcare I am ambivalent about the internet as a resource for healthcare information. On the one hand, it is great to be empowered, to have the ability to find information for yourself about your condition, or for your child or family member. On the other hand, there is just SO MUCH trash […]

Rhinitis of Pregnancy: Allergic Rhinitis, or Something Else?

There is a huge amount of medical literature devoted to treating Allergic Rhinitis during pregnancy. The only problem is – most rhinitis experienced during pregnancy is NOT the result of Allergies!!

Allergy Testing: How They Do It

Thinking about getting yourself (or your child) allergy-tested? Read more to find out how it is done these days, and decide which method is best for you or your child.

What to Look For in a Humidifier – An Update

.This is an update from an article that I posted about a year ago, What to Look For in a Humidifier: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly. As we enter the cold and flu season, as the weather cools down and we turn up the heat at home, at school, and at work, nasal drying […]

Allergy DROPS, Not Allergy SHOTS?

.This is an update of a post on Allergy Drops, or Sub-Lingual Immuno-Therapy (SLIT) that I wrote over a year ago. Simply defined, SLIT is the use of Allergy DROPS placed under the tongue (hence the connection to the pic of Einstein sticking out his tongue) as an alternative to Allergy SHOTS (Sub-Cutaneous Immuno-Therapy, or […]

You CAN Control Your Child’s Allergies

Allergic rhinitis – usually simply called “allergies” – is a chronic illness resulting in stuffy, runny nose, nasal congestion. Itchy, burning eyes and general low energy are often associated. Take a look at those couple of pollen grains and it’s easy to see why your eyes might itch. Ouch! You know all that, or you wouldn’t […]

When Your Allergic Rhinitis Is NOT Allergic

Non-Allergic Rhinitis Most of the readers of this blog site are familiar with the symptoms of rhinitis: Stuffy nose – nasal congestion Runny nose – “rhinorrhea” Phlegm in the throat – “post-nasal drip” Most of us make the assumption that these are signs of allergies – allergic rhinitis – that these symptoms result from an […]

Poll Results: What is Your Method for Nasal Saline Rinses?

Well, the poll results are in. I usually  try to take a poll down once a couple hundred results are recorded. This poll has reached over 290 results, and the results were not what I had expected: What Methods Do We Use for Nasal Saline Rinses? 51% still use the Neti pot, as you can […]

Top 15 Posts So Far

This is’s first birthday, so I thought it might be a good time to review what you thought were the best articles here. I recently thanked y’all for making my first ever blogging experience a good one. I have met many friends through this blog, and according to emails and comments, have helped some […]

Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Otitis, Laryngitis, Adenoiditis, Tonsillitis Are All Connected

Cut From the Same Cloth The Unified Airway Model helps explain why children who have rhinitis also get more than their share of otitis (ear infections) or adenoiditis or tonsillitis or sinusitis or asthma exacerbations, etc. All these anatomic regions have a similar lining, and when one area becomes inflamed or infected, they can all […]

8 Food Allergy MYTHS

Food Allergies, and food intolerances, are poorly understood. There are many myths. Here are 8 of them to dispel: