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

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          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 […]

iAllergies: Some Troubleshooting Tips

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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.   Although I wrote about […]

Pet Dander Reduction: Trying To Get To Hypoallergenic

posted in Allergies, Allergy and Asthma Care

Approximately 50% of households have pets based on statistics from animal food suppliers. The dander from the pet is the major culprit that causes allergic symptoms.  Dander is composed of microscopic skin cells shed by cats, dogs, rodents and birds.  The American Lung Association describes pet allergens as light in weight and jagged in shape. […]