Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Friday June 24th, 2016

Grass pollen was just barely into the high range at 20 grains of grass pollen per cubic meter of air sampled for the day. Weed pollen was low at 7 grains with mostly plantain and a bit of nettle.

June 24, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for June 23rd, 2016

Grass was the predominant pollen today. The count was 14 grains of grass pollen per cubic meter of air sampled for the day.

The oddest finding were 6 grains of ragweed pollen. I saw two grains on the pollen rods on Sunday. The ragweed count would be low today at 2. This is way too early to see this highly allergenic player. I checked my references a few times. Ragweed pollen is unmistakable- it looks like a spiked ball- Sputnik.

This would be quite a finding to see this allergen in our area so early in the season.

June 23, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

Grass pollen was barely moderate at 6 grains and weeds were low at 3 grains of Plantain weed pollen per cubic meter of air sampled for the day.

June 22, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Tuesday June 21st, 2016

Grass pollen was moderate today at 16 grains of grass pollen per cubic meter of air sampled for the day.

The only weed seen on the rods was Plantain. The count was low at 2 grains of pollen per cubic meter of air sampled (for the day).

June 21, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for June 17-20th, 2016

Weed pollen was low over the weekend at 0, 4, 4, and 2 grains per cubic meter of air sampled for the day (Friday-Monday). The weed was plantain.

Grass counts were high on Friday and Saturday (49 & 54) dipped to a soft medium level of 14 on Sunday followed by a high counts today at 22.

June 20, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Thursday June 16th, 2016

Needless to say, with all the rain of yesterday, there were no tree or weed pollens seen and the grass pollen count was a barely detectable level of 1 (low).

Today, Black Willow tree pollen was seen at a low level of 1. The only weed was Plantain at a low value of 4 grains.

Grass pollen today was at a moderate level of 10 grains of pollen per cubic meter of air sampled for the day.

June 16, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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Low Pollen Counts for Indianapolis Today- June 14th, 2016

All that rain today was met with a washout of the pollen counts. Weeds were low at 2 grains of pollen per cubic meter of air sampled. The weed pollens were from plantain.

Grass pollen was also low at 2.

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts for Monday June 13th, 2016

Grass was high today at 28 grains of grass pollen per cubic meter of air sampled. The weed count was low at 6 grains. Plantain is the only weed that is dispersing its pollen at this time.

June 13, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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Indianapolis Pollen Counts June 12, 2016

I have continued to collect the pollen and run the counts. I have been rather busy over the past few weeks. Hopefully with a few talks finished, I can be more regular with this.

Tree pollen counts for the month of June have been sporadic. Nothing all month until June 8th- 12th- very low counts for black will tree pollen.

The weed plantain made an appearance in May, but has dwindled in concentration so far in June. We had a high count of 14 on June 2nd, and minimal numbers of weed counts for half of the days so far in June.

Grass is the major pollen this time of year. On June 3rd we had a very high count of 239 and another high of 224 on June 6th. We did not see grass pollen counts this high in any of the last 3 years of doing these counts.

For Grass pollen we have the following scale;

Low 1-4

Moderate 5-19

High 20-199

Very High >200

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June 12, 2016

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Tonsiliths

A story to share from clinic. This is one of those stories that is very common in daily life, but not all that common in the clinic. My guess is that the referring provider may not have experienced this, had never known anyone to have this complaint, and probably never had a parent express these concerns.

The chief complaint was mucus balls in the throat. They were hard, mostly irregularly shaped-almost like a tiny cauliflower and smelled, no rather reeked, of an aroma that was reminiscent of some former living animal that decided to die under your porch.

The young lady had ‘Tonsiliths’ or ‘Tonsil Stones’.

Many of us have experienced this, it is fairly common however, it is rarely brought up in casual conversation and it rarely something shared during a clinic visit. These stones are nasty and foul smelling- they will never be part of an awareness campaign.

They are made of mucus, dead cells, food debris, and of course our oral bacteria which contribute to many odiferous compounds- hydrogen sulfide (bad eggs), methyl mercaptan (rotten cabbage), and others we need not mention. All the ingredients for the stones form in the crypts of the tonsils. Calcium is added to the mix to ossify the mass.

These stinky little stones can cause a few real problems; sore throat, halitosis (fancy word for bad breath), ear pain, and tonsillitis.

They happen to occur more frequently in those who have chronic tonsillitis. One obvious remedy is to remove the tonsils.

Clearly not an ‘allergy’. The mother struggled with this as well. What followed was interesting- being told I was the first to define this problem for her. She was so pleased that for some reason she wanted to take me home (?). I also got quite a big hug as well.

 

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