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Tips to Combat Grass Pollen Season

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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What to Do When Allergies Are in Full Force

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

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5 Spring Cleaning Tips to Ease Allergies

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

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How to Prepare for Spring Allergies Now

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

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Flooding, Mold, and Your Allergies

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

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Explaining Rush Allergy Shots

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.

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Flu Shots Are Safe for People with Egg Allergies

Egg allergy is not a barrier to get the flu vaccine. Flu season starts in the fall and can last until early spring, which means we will soon offer the flu shot in our offices. Previously, those with the egg allergy were advised to get a specific flu shot because most versions contain a tiny

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Find Relief From Fall Allergies

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, and it has come and gone meaning fall is not too far away now. However, those with fall allergies may already be feeling the pollen as our counts have steadily risen over the last few weeks. What allergens are high in the fall? Weed pollen and mold

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Prepare for Ragweed Allergy Season

Fall Allergies & Ragweed Pollen It seems like summer has just started, but we’ve already spotted weed pollen in our counts, so we know fall allergies are not too far away. Now is the time to prepare. If you usually have fall allergies, it’s essential to begin your allergy medications a few weeks before you

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How to Recognize Allergies in Children

Childhood allergies have been linked to poor school attendance and poor quality of children’s play. If you recognize any of these allergy symptoms persisting throughout the year, consider allergy testing for your child.