July 10th, 2012

Sneezing Starts Early Thanks to Warm South Winds

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Tony Kavanaugh climbed the seven flights of stairs Monday morning to the roof of Mayo’s St. Ann building, where he placed two glass rods in an Aeroallergin Rotorod pollen sampler… But when he put his samples under the microscope last week, Kavanaugh, a certified pollen counter for Allergy Associates of La Crosse, saw pollen counts on par with peak season — normally in April or May. “Today there were a couple of folks I saw with itchy eyes and sore throats,” said Dr. Mark Beahm, a family physician at Mayo Clinic Health Systems Onalaska clinic. “I think it’s on its way in.”

 

LaCrosse Tribune by Chris Hubbuch

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