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Allergies And Climate Change: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Probably Fire

posted in Allergies, Allergy and Asthma Care

     Until this month, I only associated the word ‘bootleg’ with the era of ‘Prohibition’ (of alcohol) during the ‘Roaring Twenties’ (1920s) and with a quarterback play during football games.  However, historians and those with allergies and asthma will record and remember this month for the ‘Bootleg Fire’—named for the location in Oregon—Bootleg Spring– that is […]

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 […]