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Find answers to questions about allergies, asthma, food allergies or any other topic about your immune system.


Allergen Immunotherapy – Allergy Shots

Posted on Oct 23, 2016
Dear Dr. Kagen: My allergist is encouraging me to receive allergen immunotherapy because he says it will probably be beneficial, but I’m skeptical. I’ve talked to people that have received this therapy, and they say the beneficial results only lasted from 1 to 3 years. Plus, their allergic symptoms initially [read more…]

Pollen Maps in KagenAir App

Posted on Sep 8, 2016
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…]


Posted on Sep 8, 2016
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…]

Bad Allergies

Posted on Sep 8, 2016
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…]
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