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Answers to Your Questions About Allergies

Posted on · We’re seeing a heavy dose of tree pollen these days. And mold and weed counts — while low this week — are ever-present concerns for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. Never mind the cat dander. Dr. Dat Tran, an allergist with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, answers listeners’ allergy […]

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Answers to Your Allergy Questions

Posted on · With Houston’s warm, humid climate so many plants grow here, which means more things to irritate our eyes and noses — to say nothing of irritants from our furry companions, pollution and food. So, today we welcome your questions about allergies — seasonal allergies, food allergies, asthma, eczema, and more. Dr. Dat Tran, Assistant Professor of […]

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Are Allergies and Asthma Worse in Houston?

Posted on · Taking a deep breath may seem like a good idea sometimes. But when it comes to allergy season and asthma — forget it! Like most of the country, Houston has distinctive allergy seasons. Sometimes they’re shorter, sometimes they’re longer. But with a humid climate and air pollution, it may seem like allergies are a problem […]