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What is Ragweed

Pollen are microscopic particles that are released from plants. Pollen is very light and can travel hundreds of miles. 15% of Americans have an allergy to Ragweed. Ragweed received it's common name from the ragged appearance of the plant. Ragweed season starts mid August and continues until the end of September. Ragweed grows all over […]

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With all the sunscreen options available and recent recalls, it becomes difficult knowing what to choose. Additionally, if you have eczema, many of them can flare your skin making the decision even more difficult! Here we break down the types available and our recommendations based off patient experience and preference. Basics: Types of sunscreen: Bottom […]

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How wildfires and pollen surges are causing health issue. Fox 32 June 8th, 2023

Check out the interview about the particulate matter and pollen and how to stay healthy and safe! https://www.fox32chicago.com/video/1231963

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What is the FASTER Act? Medicine in the News, May 6th, 2023

Check out Dr. Gobin talking about the FASTER Act!

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Spring has arrived!

April showers bring May flowers...and allergies! As allergy symptoms rise during the spring for our pollen allergic patients, they may experience runny nose, congestion, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes. Unfortunately, did you know the same allergens (pollen, pet dander, dust mites) can trigger your breathing as well? This is called allergic asthma. The same substances that cause […]

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Oral Allergy Syndrome

Oral allergy syndrome is also known as Pollen Food Allergy syndrome. It is caused by cross reactivity of pollen with raw fruits and vegetables. The body is unable to differentiate between what is pollen and what is a fruit, so symptoms like itching in the mouth, swelling of the lips, and discomfort in the throat […]

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Allergy Season Is Back! WBBM News Radio April 3rd, 2023

Check out the conversation with Steve Miller regarding the spring pollen season! https://www.audacy.com/wbbm780/news/local/achoo-like-it-or-not-allergy-season-is-back

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How is pollen counted?

As the spring season approaches we are getting ready to provide the pollen counts to the Chicagoland community. We are part of the National Allergy Bureau and our counts get reported to the local news stations and the Chicago Tribune. We also make the counts available on the top of our webpage. Many people ask, […]

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Spring is coming!

Spring allergies will be here before you know it! If you know you are allergic to trees, be prepared for the season to begin soon.  Trees typically begin to pollinate in March and continue through May. In order to keep on top of your symptoms, starting with medications prior to your season can be very helpful. The […]

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Holiday Allergies

The holiday season is a wonderful time where we have decorations, food, family, and celebration! As we discussed with Halloween and Thanksgiving, if you have asthma or allergies, you may need to be cautious navigating new foods, environments, and surroundings. Consider these following triggers as you plan for the holidays: Holiday plants are a common […]

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