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How Does Houston’s Fluctuating Winter Weather Affect Seasonal Allergies?

Allergist Dr. Dat Tran addresses that and other questions about Houston allergies.

Pine Tree Allergies
Pollen from pine trees is a major contributor to allergy symptoms in Greater Houston right now.

The tree pollen count for Houston is “extremely heavy” today. And while the mold count is low, both are ever-present concerns for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. And that’s, of course, just outside.

Inside, there’s dust, animal dander, and all manner of particles that, well, can make those susceptible to such things sneeze just thinking about them.

So, in the audio above, we talk about all things allergies with Dr. Dat Tran, allergist and immunologist at the Innovative Allergy Clinic.

He answers listener questions and discusses how recent major weather swings affect allergies and how bad seasonal allergies have been so far this year.

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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