Katy Edition | April 2022



Dr. Quyen Trinh, DO Board Certified Family Physician Ask the Expert

Q: When does allergy season start? A: Tree pollen starts as early as January, grass pollen begins around April, ragweed can begin in September. However due to the mild weather in Texas plants can pollinate year-round. Q: If I suffer from allergies, do I need to get allergy shots? A: This depends on the severity of your allergies. Typically, mild to moderate allergies can be treated with over the counter or prescription medication. Moderate to severe allergies many require shots or can be treated with sublingual drops under the tongue when shots are not tolerated. Learn more: MasonParkMedical.com/benefits-of- allergy-blood-testing/ Send your questions to: staff@masonparkmedical.com or visit us at MasonParkMedical.com Be sure to schedule your annual check with your Primary Care Provider and take control of your health!

Dr. Trinh is your local medical expert, he is a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician with an exemplary record since 1996. He is recognized by the National Committee of Quality Assurance for Diabetes and Hypertension Management and Care. Dr Trinh was awarded Top Doctor/Specialist by Reader’s Choice Living Magazine, TX Top Doc in 2020, 2021 and 2022, America’s Best Doctor 2021, T exas Top Doctor in 2021 by Texas Magazine and recognized as a Top Doctor by Findatopdoc.com .


21770 Kingsland Blvd. Katy, TX 77450 281-646-0740 Hours: Monday-Friday 7am - 5pm Saturday 8am - 2pm

It is allergy season and Texas is known as an allergy hotspot! Left untreated allergies can negatively impact your health long-term, or in some rare cases, such as with anaphylaxis, be life-threatening. • More than 50 million Americans have some form of allergies each year • Allergies is the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the US • Texas’ mild weather enables plants to pollinate year round • Houston ranked #1 for the highest pollen hot spot in the US in 2000 (credit Weather Channel) • Allergy symptoms can include: sneezing, water eyes, runny nose, wheezing, coughing, hives, itchy mouth or ears, swelling of lips, tongue or throat • Common types of allergies: animals and insects, dust mites, mold, pollen, food allergies such as milk and eggs, seafood and shellfish, wheat, soy, peanut and nut trees, fruits and vegetables Allergy blood testing can identify up to 500 allergens and it not affected by medication. This is a better option for those at higher risk of an anaphylactic reaction. Contact us today to schedule your Allergy Testing!

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