Indianapolis Pollen Counts for the week- October 13th through 17th, 2014

Interesting pollen week. Most of the counts were low or none. Today mold was the most common respiratory allergen seen. I am seeing a few grass pollens- they are unmistakable- very large spheres. Grass pollen is out of season, however I wonder if the ornamental grasses (we have a few in the yard) shed their pollen at different times? The numbers have not been more that 2-3 grains. I also saw one pine pollen- this is way out of season. Pine pollen is also very easy to identify under the microscope. All in all, the pollens are dwindling.
I also just finished my first full week of work (that would be 5 days) in the clinic/office. I was dragging by Thursday. Now I have the weekend to recover.

October 17, 2014  weeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 17, 2014 ragweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Sunday October 12th, 2014

We had frost on the roof this morning, but that did not keep ragweed from making an appearance. The ragweed count was low at 2 and the total weed count was low at 4 with chenopods and ragweed contributing to that total.

October 12, 2014 weeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 12, 2014 ragweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weed Pollen Counts for Indianapolis – Saturday October 11th, 2014Only chenopod weeds out there today. The level was low at 2 grains of weed pollen per cubic meter of air sampled for the day.

Only chenopod weeds out there today. The level was low at 2 grains of weed pollen per cubic meter of air sampled for the day.

October 11, 2014 weeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No Pollens to Report for Indianapolis Today- October 10th, 2014

Absolutely no pollens on the rods today.  Could the season be over?

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Indianapolis Pollen Count for Thursday October 9th, 2014- 1 weed pollen- thats all!

No ragweed today- just one miserable wet chenopod weed pollen per cubic meter of air sampled. That would be a low count for weeds.

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Wednesday October 8th, 2014

First day back to work since August 28th. It was great to see everyone. Moving around was tenuous. I had to stand or sit on the exam table to do my interviews, that wheeled stool by the desk just looked a bit too risky. I ventured into a half-day session which went well. I have this habit of not leaving the office until everything is done. So I took care of every message, dictated charts and letters, and signed off on dictations. I am up to date. Tomorrow is my first full day-lets see how it goes.
Today’s pollen counts were meager- a strong ‘1’ for ragweed and a low ‘3’ for the chenopod weed pollens.

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October 8, 2014 ragweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Tuesday October 7th, 2014

Not much out there today- Ragweed was 1 and the total weed count was an astronomical ‘3’ grains of pollen per cubic meter of air sampled for the day. That is almost no pollen, however the official label would be ‘low’.
Well, it is back to work tomorrow- my surgical leave is over. I can walk with a bit of a limp which is getting better. Energy levels are +/- so we will see how it goes.

October 7, 2014 weeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 7, 2014 ragweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Monday October 6th, 2014

Ragweed was low at 6 grains and the total weed count for today was also low at 9 (6 contributed by ragweed and 3 contributed by chenopods and nettle).

October 6, 2014 weeds

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 6, 2014 Ragweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Influenza Vaccination and the Egg Allergy Child- 2015

Every year the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) posts their recommendations for vaccination against influenza. Children need to be vaccination against influenza. In an allergy practice, the issue that comes up is the egg allergic child and the vaccine which contains small amounts of egg protein. The potential for a reaction is there, however allergic reactions to the egg-containing influenza vaccines are rare.

The recommendations for the egg allergic child are the same as they were last year. This algorithm is taken from the article in PediatricsRecommendations for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children 2014-2015.

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2014 Flu Vaccine Algorithm

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Sunday October 5th, 2014

Ragweed was low at 8 and the weeds were moderate at 13. Not too many mold spores on the rods today.

October 5, 2014 weed

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 5, 2014 ragweed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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