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Allergic Reactions to the Sun: Some Light On The Subject

     Earlier this month, a physician whom I’ve known since our high school days called me to ask my thoughts about a chronic bumpy rash on sun-exposed areas of one of his co-workers.  Besides quoting the phrase ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ (which, by the way, is attributed to an early 20th century American advertising manager),...

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Grass Pollen Counts This Year: Delayed But Not To Be Denied

          In my experience, this month’s grass pollen counts in the Chicago area have been quite unusual.  There was a two-day burst of grass pollen on April 28th and April 29th, and then nothing…………. until low levels on May 27th and moderate levels on May 28th.  During 2016-2020, sustained levels over many days that included a moderate...

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iAllergies: Some Troubleshooting Tips

Last month, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology held its Annual Meeting…. virtually.  Among the lectures I attended virtually was a series about eye allergies, which are reported in a 2016 article of Current Opinions Allergy Clinical Immunology to occur in 64% of those who have nasal/sinus allergic symptoms. ...

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