“Ah-choo!” The Sound of the Season

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Jill Chadwick

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            Many people love the fall with its cooler temperatures and changing leaves. But if you have allergies, it can be one of the most miserable times of the year until the first frost gets rid of all the pollen in the air. Right now, weed pollen is the culprit causing an overflow in allergists’ waiting rooms all over the area, including that of Dr. Selina Gierer, an allergist/immunologist at The University of Kansas Health System.

            In the video, Dr. Gierer (pronounced “GEAR”) talks about why the fall is often a double whammy for allergy sufferers, why allergies are different depending on the time of year and how doctors treat it, the increase in the number of over the counter medications for allergies and why patients need to make sure their doctor knows they’re taking them and what she thinks of a popular home remedy for cleansing pollen from the nose called a Neti pot.