by David Shulan, MD, FAAAAI
For people with seasonal allergies, pollen levels can be a useful tool. Yet many don’t fully understand what they are and how monitoring pollen levels can help to reduce their symptoms.
For millions of Americans with allergies & asthma, summer travel concerns extend far beyond rising gas prices and airline security waits. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology estimates that more than 20 million Americans have asthma and 50 million have allergies. Those traveling this summer will face unique challenges.
First comes the itching, then a red rash, and then blisters. These symptoms of poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac can start from a few hours to several days after exposure to the plant oil found in the sap of these poisonous plants.
Summer is here, and people are enjoying fun activities outdoors. Allergy and asthma fighters need to keep in mind that along with the warm weather comes exposure to allergens, which could trigger a potentially harmful attack. This is why maintaining control over allergies & asthma is a must.