Pollen wages war on allergy sufferers

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Dr. James Sussman offers tips on how to reduce the pollen indoors

By Carol A. Clark

Itchy eyes, runny noses and uncontrollable sneezing fill the town this time of year.

People experiencing these annoying symptoms are allergic to something that’s in the air at springtime. Tree pollen is the most common culprit. The allergy occurs when trees produce flowers and pollen, lasting for several weeks.

Grass in the spring through summer followed by ragweed and other weed pollens in the fall give sufferers fits for months.

“I lived in Los Alamos for four years before I began to come down with allergies,” said Geoff Rodgers, a candidate for county council. “It was after the Cerro Grande Fire. I began taking locally grown honey several weeks ahead of allergy season and that has helped reduce the affects.”

Dr. James Sussman is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy/Immunology. During an interview this morning, he said his practice, Allergy Partners of New Mexico at 118 Central Ave., has seen a marked increase in patients seeking allergy relief in the last couple of weeks.

“The pollen counts are very high right now,” Sussman said. “This typically starts in February but with the cold weather, the air was scrubbed until recently.”

Sussman recommends exercising indoors during the allergy season,

especially on windy days.

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