Grass Season update

June 21st, 2010

We are now seeing consistent grass pollen counts in the range that should cause symptoms for grass-allergic patients.  Be careful if you travel to the Willamette Valley!  Our allergist colleagues in Eugene are reporting northern grass pollen in the several hundred grains per cubic meter range; Rogue Valley patients returning from weekends with friends up North are sometimes miserable for several days after returning from the grass pollen capital of the US.

Tree pollen continues to decline.  Weeds have not yet shown much activity.

Grass Pollen

June 15th, 2010

We’ve received many calls and patients coming into the clinic this week asking “what just happened??  My allergy symptoms are exploding!”  Grass pollen just happened.  Warm, sunny, and breezy days translate into high Northern pasture grass pollen burden in the interior valleys.  Prepare for a few weeks of high counts, then a decline with the July heat.  Remember to review your treatment plan and follow the steps outlined so that you are able to survive grass season.

Kevin Parks MD

Welcome to the new AAC website!

June 15th, 2010

Welcome to the new AAC website! Special thanks to Voltage for site design and engineering.

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