Denver Allergy & Asthma Associates
SUMMER 2011
newsletter

Its Summer!

Just in case any of you might have skipped the Spring pollen season, we are anticipating a very hearty grass season as a result of all of the rain we have had. Though no one in Colorado complains about summer moisture, with an expected increase in temperature and conditions drying out, you will start to see a significant increase in grass pollen and mold spore counts. Go to our web site (www.denverallergy.com) to sign up to receive daily pollen and mold counts.

What To Do Other Than Suffer?

Though avoidance measures, medications, and immunotherapy are all helpful for reducing allergy symptoms, there are several other things that you can do to help make your summer allergies more tolerable. For example, keeping windows closed and using air conditioning can help prevent pollen from entering your car or home. Though evaporative coolers and attic fans can keep your home cool, they do not filter out allergens or prevent them from entering your dwelling. For those that exercise, keep in mind that pollen counts are highest from 5 to 7 am and from 5 to 7 pm. When working outside, splash your face with water to flush out pollen from your eyes and nose. Keep some saline nasal rinse handy to wash out your nose as well. Finally, after spending a day outside, remember to take a shower or bath to remove any pollen that might have collected in your hair or on your skin. Remove any outer clothing before turning in for the night so as not to take your allergies to bed with you!

Be sure to make an appointment with your doctor if your symptoms are getting out of control.

 

 
Did You See?

Thank you to all of our fantastic patients for all of your suggestions for our web site! We try to keep as many up to date articles and breaking news stories about allergy issues as we can. New information is posted weekly, but if there are any interesting articles that you might see, send us a link and we will try to get that posted!

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As a Reminder…
Vaccination picture As a public health service, the physicians and staff want to remind everyone about the need for vaccinations. There have been a number of pertussis (whooping cough) outbreaks over the last several years, and on May 25, 2011, the Colorado Department of Public Health issued a measles advisory for the U.S. Though no cases have yet to appear in Colorado, a suggested vaccination schedule is posted in the “News and Events” section of our website (www.denverallergy.com ) if you have not been vaccinated or might be traveling to countries where measles is endemic.

 

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Research Opportunity
Grass picture In partnership with Western States Clinical Research, we are going to be participating in a nationwide study looking at an investigational sublingual (under the tongue) tablet for the treatment of symptoms associated with grass allergy. This study is open to patients 5 years and older. For more information or to participate in the study, call 303-940-0909 and leave a message. Your call will be answered within 24 hours. You can also send an e-mail to research@wscrinc.com or visit www.wscrinc.com for more information.

 

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Look For Us In 5280 Magazine!
5280 Magazine As a final note, we want to give an “Atta boy” to our own Dr. Rumbyrt for being selected as one of Denver’s “Top Docs” for 2011. This will appear in the October issue of 5280 Magazine. Congratulations!

 

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