RIVERTON – Intermountain Riverton Hospital is hosting a free community seminar on allergies on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 6 PM.
Riverton Hospital allergist, Scott Taylor will lead the seminar. He says allergy season has hit Utah with a vengeance this year, thanks to an unusually warm winter.
“Abundant pollen is causing watery eyes, sniffles and sneezing,” says Dr. Taylor. “Your first step in getting relief is to understand what’s causing your particular reactions.”
Dr. Taylor will discuss the most common culprits of spring allergies that you need to be aware of, as well as how to minimize the effects of these allergens. Dr. Taylor will also discuss other sources of allergies and how to determine what type or types of allergies you may suffer from. In severe cases, suffers have difficulty breathing that can send them to emergency rooms.
Forecasters blame the unseasonably warm weather, and a few cold snaps, for causing plants to bloom early and release the allergy-causing particles. It’s estimated that 50 million Americans have nasal allergies, popularly called hay fever, which is an allergy to pollen or mold, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
The allergy seminar will be held in Riverton/Herriman conference rooms on the first floor of Riverton Hospital. Registration for the seminar is not necessary. To get more details, please call Riverton Hospital at 801-285-2017.