Pollen, many people think of flowers, weeds, and trees when they hear the word but grasses also produce it during the late spring months. Grass is one of the bothersome allergens that may cause seasonal allergies.
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Your allergies may have noticed that pollen is out in full force. Runny noses combined with sinus congestion, sneezing, coughing and itchy, watery eyes have returned along with the high pollen counts. The temperatures are on the rise, meaning pollen is here to stay. This time of year many different tips and myths pop up
The first official day of spring is just a few weeks away. However, tree pollen can start appearing in pollen counts as early as February in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. Once pollen begins to bloom, those with allergies may begin to experience sneezing, itching, and other allergy symptoms. Later in the spring grass pollen will
During this time of year, weather throughout Kentucky and Indiana change daily. As temperatures reach above 50 degrees, plants begin to bloom and release pollen into the air. Those with seasonal spring allergies will usually start to see symptoms in early March and last through May. It’s important to start preparing for allergies now before pollen
Mold growth after a flood is harmful to those with mold allergies. As the floodwaters have started to recede, clean up from the recent flooding has begun across the region. Mold is a common occurrence in damps areas of the home like the basement or a bathroom. After a flood, flooded homes and cars must
Rush Immunotherapy, or “Rush Allergy Shots,” shortens the build-up phase of allergy shots. Typically this phase lasts 3-6 months; however, with Rush, the build-up phase is just 1 to 2 days.
Thunderstorm asthma is not well known, but under specific conditions, those affected may end up in the emergency room. Dr. Joseph Turbyville has researched Thunderstorm Asthma and talked to WLKY about what causes it. Fortunately, Louisville and southern Indiana are not at risk for an epidemic. The key thing to remember is to keep your
Dr. Rajiv Arora spoke to LEX18 about seasonal allergies and what type of pollen Lexington allergy sufferers should be on the lookout for this season. This time of year the grass pollen is starting to come out and will be strong until about mid-summer. Allergy sufferers do not have to live with the typical allergy
Dr. Wesley Sublett explained how Louisville’s seasons, regional pollen mix, and river basin make it tough for allergy sufferers who live in the Louisville area. The article covers many tips on what allergy sufferers should do to make sure this season a little easier and Dr. Sublett explained starting medications early really does help. Read
“Should I use an air purifier?” Many patients and consumers wonder if an air purifier can help their indoor environment. Our own Dr. James Sublett spoke to Time about air purifiers and which ones work and which ones they should stay away from using in your home. What about air ionizers? He recommends skipping ionizing