Posted by: David Stukus, MD on Apr 16, 2021

As much as we all hoped we wouldn’t have to worry about this again, the COVID-19 pandemic persists as the spring tree pollen season begins. Pollen allergies affect millions of children and adults, causing misery for weeks to months each spring, summer, and autumn.

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