Last report date: May 6, 2021
Trees: Moderate (Juniper family/Cedar, Maple, Cottonwood and Ash)
Weeds: Low (Chenopods)
Mold: Low (Cladosporium, Ascospores, Other)
Pollen Forecast: Pollen levels are moderate today due to rain but should be a bit higher tomorrow.
Allergy Tip Of The Day: One of the best things you can do to reduce allergens in your home is to vacuum on a regular basis. Yes, vacuuming is a chore that most of us dread, but if you have terrible allergies you’ll be doing yourself a favor.
Did You Know?: Vacuuming isn’t effective if you aren’t equipping your vacuum with a HEPA filter, a filter designed to grab even the smallest allergy-inducing particles in the air and on surfaces. Target areas that accumulate the most dust like carpeted rooms and even your furniture. If you truly despise vacuuming, consider getting a robot vacuum to do the job for you.
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.