Last report date: June 11, 2021
Trees: High (Pine, Oak and Linden)
Weeds: Moderate (Chenopods)
Mold: Low (Cladosporium, Alternaria and etc.)
Pollen Forecast: High tree pollens are finally back. No rain equals lots of pollens. Grass and Weed are moderate today!
Allergy Tip Of The Day: Cool your home with a combination of closed blinds and drapes and air conditioning. It’s important to keep the windows shut to keep out grass pollen, which pollinates for most of the summer.
Did You Know?: Grass pollen allergy is more formally called seasonal allergic rhinitis. With it, you’ll get symptoms that include runny nose, congestion and, more often than not, watery eyes. Those who are severely allergic, may get hives with grass pollen contact and, on occasion, even anaphylaxis if grass proteins get into the blood system due to scraped 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.