Last report date: September 17, 2021
Weeds: High (Chenopods, Ragweed and Sagebrush)
Mold: Moderate (Cladosporium, Alternaria and etc.)
Pollen Forecast: No grass out there today. Weeds are back up to high and will more than likely remain high.
Allergy Tip Of The Week: Wearing a face mask that covers your mouth and nose protects against COVID-19 transmission from person to person. A face mask may also provide some protection against allergies. Masks can keep large allergen particles from being inhaled, according to CDC. Smaller allergen particles may still get through, however.
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.