I’m an allergy sufferer and was searching for an easy to read daily allergy map so I can keep track of the pollen levels for my area. I found your maps in the KagenAir App to be incredible and was wondering about the legend. What are the exact pollen counts [read more…]
Dr. Kagen, I am amazed at the accuracy of your predictions of pollen levels here in the Pacific Northwest. How do you predict what the trees are going to do? What factors are involved? I have a particularly hard time with the alder pollen. I am OK up to the [read more…]
Dear Dr. Kagen, If a child has a runny nose, is the color of the discharge important? For example if the color is green would this be more of an indicator of infection? Thanks! Thank you for asking about nasal mucus and the meaning of its color. Nasal secretions [read more…]
Dear Dr. Kagen, I had allergies in early childhood. The doctor told my mother not to worry, that I would grow out of it. Happily the doctor was right and I did “grow out” of my allergies. That is, until this year. For the first time in 15+ years I’ve [read more…]
To Whom it May Concern: I hope that you will be able to answer a question…actually a few questions concerning allergies and the eyes. My son, age 4 has had the pinkeye 10 times in the last year…We currently reside in IN. We lived in TN and in SC before [read more…]
Dr. Kagen – Our 1½ yr old has had repeated upper respiratory tract infections and ear infections. She has been on multiple doses of antibiotics which seem to do little or no good at all. She has fits of coughing and wheezing. However, when we take her to the doctor’s [read more…]
Dr. Kagen, I live in AZ and have terrible allergies in the spring and summer. It seems like over the years, I’ve gotten rid of some secondary allergy problems and gained new ones! Is this normal? I used to get bad nasal drainage in my throat which would lead to [read more…]
Dr. Kagen, I am a 26 year old male who regularly suffers from hay fever. My last really bad bout with it was the weekend of the 4th of July. A couple days after the weekend, my hay fever seemed to be gone (no congestion, minimal sneezing, no watery eyes). [read more…]
Welcome! We’re glad to see you… Feel free to ask me your questions about allergies, asthma, food allergies or any other topic about your immune system. We’re here to help you learn more and feel better. Steve Kagen, M.D.
Sinus is an ancient Roman word that means sewer. We humans have sewers, or sinuses, in our heads to humidify and warm incoming air.