Colorado Springs Pollen Report for October 4, 2016

 In Allergy Tip of the Day, Pollen Reports

Highest Pollen Present:

Weeds: Sagebrush, Ragweed, Chenopod/Amaranth

Trees: Pine

Pollen Counts:

Trees: Low

Grass: Absent

Weeds: Moderate

Mold: Low

Allergy Tip of the Day: Milk Allergy or Lactose Intolerance

What is the difference? Milk allergy involves the immune system, while lactose intolerance involves the digestive system.

Allergy:

An immune response to one or more proteins in cow’s milk

Symptoms include: rash or hives, coughing and wheezing, swollen lips, vomiting and stomach pain

In rare cases it can lead to anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition requiring emergency treatment

Intolerance:

The digestive system is unable to efficiently break down lactose, a type of sugar in milk

Symptoms include: stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea and nausea

It is not life-threatening, but it can impact quality of life

Provided by: Asthma & Allergy Associates, P.C. and Research Center:

Dr. Robert Nathan, Dr. Daniel Soteres, Dr. Luke Webb

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