Allergists across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions of the U.S. typically recommend patients start getting ready for pollen season in mid-March. Most pollen prediction sites rely on historical pollen averages, average monthly temperatures, and frequency of days above 60 degrees as predictors for pollen forecasts. This same data is used by the National Park Service
How do I prevent the flu? Get the flu vaccine! The influenza vaccine is the single most successful way to prevent the influenza infection and the complications that arise as a result of the disease (CDC, 2018). The CDC (2018) estimated for the 2017-2018 flu season the influenza vaccine prevented approximately 5.3 million influenza-related illnesses,
By Sangeeta Jain, M.D. Eczema and Health While most people consider eczema as simply cosmetic, it is not. The itch-scratch cycle can cause significant life stress, affecting sleep and causing wild fluctuations in mood and behavior. It can even ruin a person’s day. Therefore, eczema should no longer be thought of as a nuisance disease.
By: Hava Ladinsky, M.D. Putting up the Christmas tree often marks the start of the holiday season. However, it also often marks the onset of worsening allergy and asthma symptoms such as runny nose, watery eyes, coughing, wheezing, and post nasal drip. These symptoms and phenomena have been documented as far back as 1930, with
DO THE CHANGES IN SEASON AFFECT OUR DIETARY PATTERNS? The response to this question is intriguing. The transition between seasons brings large transitions into our lives. As we change our comforters and decorations, we also change our level of physical activity. Our cooking changes as we switch from outdoor grilling to indoor crockpots and ovens.
With spring near it’s end and summer just around the corner, spring allergy sufferers rejoice…but not so fast! The summer season brings with it a whole new slew of allergy offenders. “Summer allergies can cause severe symptoms for some sufferers and can be just as bad as the spring and fall seasons,” said allergist Michael