Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Advice for Those Affected by Allergy Season

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Advice for Those Affected by Allergy Season

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Dear Doctor K: The weather's warming up. For me, that means one thing: allergies. Can you help?

Dear Reader: Inhaled pollen, from trees, grass and weeds, is responsible for hay fever. These allergens get into the air -- and into our noses, eyes and lungs -- causing the symptoms that allergy sufferers dread.

It takes only a minuscule amount of pollen to trigger an allergic reaction. And pollen is everywhere during allergy season, impossible to avoid completely. As a result, many people find that medication is necessary.

Many people check pollen counts on weather apps or websites so they know what to expect on a given day. These can be of some help. But pollen counts can fluctuate. For example, they're usually lower on cooler, rainy days. And they're usually higher in the morning, particularly on warm days. …

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