Pollen Count

09/29/2023

Tree

Absent

Grass

Absent

Ragweed

Low

Total Weed

Absent

Mold

High
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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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Asthma Control

Asthma is a chronic condition that can present with difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, coughing, wheezing, waking up at night with difficulty breathing, and having difficulty breathing with exercise or exertion. The key to asthma management is controlling these symptoms either by reducing triggers of asthma or using medications. Good control of asthma can […]

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Thanksgiving and Allergies

Hard to believe, but we are already nearing the end of 2022! With Halloween over, the holiday season is in full swing. As we prepare for fun times with family, we should also think about other things are associated with being away from your norm. You may be spending time at family and friends homes […]

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Support Mobile Care!

Dr. Shah has recently joined the board of a non profit called Mobile Care. Please consider donating any amount to provide children with limited access to excellent allergy and asthma care. We are participating in a fundraiser that will end on November 29th. Click here to donate! Mobile Care Chicago helps kids with chronic conditions […]

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Fall Clean Up

The crisp air of Fall is here and that means football, shorter days, and cleaning up the yard in preparation for the winter! Typically, with the cooler weather, we would think that the allergens are less in the air outside. It is important to remember that mold spores are still present until the first frost […]

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Halloween and Allergies

Halloween is one of the biggest "treat" holidays that exist in America. While people with food allergies may stay vigilant regularly, allergies can also find their way into foods we are not familiar with during the holiday season.  For example, candy corn often contains egg whites or sesame oil, two of the common top 9 allergens. Mini […]

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Ragweed Allergy, COVID or Allergies: NBC 5 August 30th, 2022

Check out the conversation discussing ragweed allergy and on how to figure out if you have COVID or allergies! https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/covid-or-allergies-heres-which-allergens-are-highest-right-now-and-what-to-know/2927313/

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Penicillin Allergy- Should you be tested?

Penicillins are a common group of antibiotics that are used to treat bacterial infections. It is also one of the most commonly reported medication allergies. 10% of all patients in the United States report a penicillin allergy. Patients can be labeled for years with a penicillin allergy based on a childhood experience or family history. […]

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