Last report date: July 23, 2021
Trees: Moderate (Pine)
Weeds: Moderate (Chenopods, Ragweed and Sagebrush)
Mold: Low (Cladosporium, Alternaria and etc.)
Pollen Forecast: It’s almost August! Which means more and more weed pollen will be in the air. Ragweed pollen should be picking up soon. All pollens are moderate today except for molds which will remain low.
Allergy Tip Of The Day: Allergic rhinitis often causes a runny nose which, in turn, leads to redness and dryness in the area around the nose because of all the harsh tissues used to wipe it. As allergic rhinitis makes your skin extra sensitive, to soothe this area, as well as the rest of your face, a no scent moisturizer for sensitive skin is best. Also, opt for a hydrating cream rather than a thick moisturizer that will only irritate your skin further. Plus, remember to wash your hands before applying the cream to prevent rubbing allergens into your sensitive skin.
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.