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Allergies Author: Staff Editor Last Updated: Mar 18, 2014 - 3:16:51 PM

Cold Winter Will Cause an Allergy Season Storm

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Mar 18, 2014 - 3:11:38 PM

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Frigid Temps and Melting Snow Means Delayed But Disastrous Allergy Woes this Spring

( - Allergy season generally gets underway in February, but thanks to colder-than-average temperatures, people have enjoyed a reprieve from sneezing and sniffling. However, just because allergy season isn't here yet doesn't mean it isn't coming. In fact, experts say allergy season is headed our way...with a vengeance.

Board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Jordan Pritikin says, "Thanks to the frigid weather, pollen and mold have been virtually nonexistent. However, as the weather warms up, the allergens in the air are going to sky-rocket, especially as the melting snow adds to the moisture in the air. Mold and pollen thrive in moist environments, so wet muggy weather is going to create a virtual breeding ground for these nasty spores come spring."

Dr. Pritikin cautions, "Allergy sufferers should be prepared. Use your Neti-Pot regularly, invest in an air purifier for your home and office, and keep your home free of dust, smoke, and pet dander. And, although it might be tempting to open your windows and let in some spring air, remember that in doing so, you might be letting in allergens as well."

About Dr. Jordan Pritikin

Dr. Jordan Pritikin is a board-certified otolaryngologist at Chicago Nasal & Sinus Center, a private medical practice devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of nasal and sinus disorders. Dr. Pritikin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and attendedRush Medical College in Chicago, where he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society. Over the years, Dr. Pritikin has cultivated an interest in Rhinology, focusing his practice on diseases of the nose and sinuses, and has participated in clinical research exploring innovative therapies for chronic sinusitis. He has lectured at local and national meetings, developed informational and training videos demonstrating surgical techniques for the nose and sinuses, and has helped develop and refine instruments designed for sinus surgery. Dr. Pritikin and the Chicago Nasal & Sinus Center offer patients an unparalleled level of service, utilizing state-of-the art technology and innovative treatments while maintaining a thoughtful and caring approach. For more information visit


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