Last report date: October 10, 2022
Pollen Forecast: That’s a wrap for this pollen season! See you all next year!
Allergy Tip Of The Week: Start taking medication around two weeks before you typically start to feel your allergy symptoms. Over-the-counter antihistamines and nasal steroid sprays can help manage your symptoms by reducing your allergic reaction after it starts but also before. Antihistamines reduce or block histamines that cause your allergy symptoms. Pretreating with allergy medication before symptoms begin can help prevent inflammation and help ease your stuffy nose, itchy, watery eyes and other allergy symptoms.
COVID-19 information and guidelines for our asthma and COPD patients:
- Do NOT stop your inhaled medications – if you are on inhaled steroids, stay on them!
- Make sure you have adequate, non-expired rescue inhaler
- Wash your hands frequently
- Keep away from others that may be sick
- Make sure to keep your other conditions controlled such as allergies and acid reflux
- We are still open and providing care for our patients!
How We Count Pollen
Our Pollen Counting Technician at Asthma Allergy Associates is one of a small number of pollen counters nationally and is certified by the National Allergy Bureau and has the rare skill set for pollen counting. The Asthma and Allergy Associates Pollen Technician uses a pollen count machine that is housed on top of the north Tejon practice. Rods are placed into the collector daily which runs 1 minute of every 10 minutes for 24 hours. After the rods are retrieved, a stain is applied to facilitate identification of the different pollen and mold spores. The count reflects the amount of pollen in a cubic centimeter of air. The pollen machine is sent away to be inspected annually.