Colorado Springs Pollen Report – April 14, 2015
Top 3 Tree Species: Ash, Poplar/Cottonwood/Aspen, Juniper/Cedar
Allergy Tip of the Day: 10 Most Common Allergy Triggers:
- Generally from late February through October. However, some southern regions can experience a low pollen count all year long.
- Animal Dander. There are no truly hypoallergenic furry pets. It is a protein secreted by the animal that causes the allergy.
- Dust Mites. Microscopic organisms more prevalent in higher humidity regions.
- Insect Stings. People who are allergic can have a severe or even life-threatening reaction. The most severely allergic people should carry an epi-pen with them at all times.
- Most need moisture to grow. Ventilate moist areas in your home.
- Milk, shellfish, eggs, and nuts are the most common foods that cause allergies.
- Found in gloves, condoms, and some medical devices. Reactions can be severe or even life-threatening.
- It is best to avoid the drug you are allergic to altogether.
- It is not certain that fragrance reactions are true allergy or simply your body’s response to an irritant. But repeated exposures cause more symptoms that can last longer.
- Like dust mites, it is their droppings that cause the problem. Especially keep food areas clean and repair cracks and holes in floors, walls and windows to limit entry into your home.
Provided by: Asthma & Allergy Associates, P.C. and Research Center, Dr. Robert Nathan, Dr. Daniel Soteres, Dr. Luke Webb