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Stock Up On Allergy Meds And Tissues...Grass Pollen Is On Its Way


An allergy specialist says tree pollen is in the air now, with grass pollen coming out soon throughout the Willamette Valley. 

“We are recommending to our patients to start their seasonal allergy regimen," says Marilyn Wayne, nurse practitioner at Oregon Allergy Associates.  "And a lot of those medications are available other the counter now.  It would be a good time to get those, because I imagine that some of those may be in shorter supply if everybody has a big run on them in the next few weeks, as the pollen counts really climb.”

Wayne adds they’re servicing clients with video chats to provide consultation…while also observing proper social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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