Technology: Your Partner in Allergy Avoidance

So you want to spend time in the great outdoors, but you don’t want the allergy symptoms that go with it. Never fear! There’s an app or website for everything—including managing your allergies. While it’s impossible to escape pollen, the good news is that monitoring its levels is easier than ever with a computer or smart phone.

Technology to manage allergies

Allergy Alert App

The Allergy Alert Mobile App will help you avert an allergy attack ignited by high counts of pollen. This app can be downloaded on Android and iOS mobile devices. It shows the pollen index for a defined area. It also provides different weather conditions and a diary regarding allergies. This app is easy to operate. An app user only has to press the screen and can use the diary to plan their daily activities or can even arrange their schedule for the next five days, depending on the allergy alerts.

When you want to skip installing an app or just need a reliable website to check at any time, offers a forecast of pollen levels for your immediate area. All you need to do is input a city or zip code for instant insight. This website will give you a scale of how high the pollen count will be and will also tell you what the top allergens are.

Another great website to get detailed information on allergy triggers is In addition to your daily forecast, will provide you a scale of allergens on the horizon for the day. Like, will tell you what the top offending pollens are (i.e. tree, grass, weed, etc.). will also go a bit further and tell you how your breathing might be impacted by the temperature, the wind, and humidity.

About The Author

Stuart H. Agren, M.D.

Stuart H. Agren, M.D. completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Utah and went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1974. He completed additional training at L.D.S. Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah and then established his private medical practice starting in 1975. Dr. Agren completed a mini-residency in Industrial Medicine at the Robert Johnson School of Medicine at Rutgers University and also completed training to become a certified Medical Review Officer.

Dr. Agren was the Medical Director at TRW and McDonnell Douglas in Mesa, Arizona and at Stauffer Chemical and Kennecott Copper in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at Arizona State University.

In his private medical practice, Dr. Agren specialized in family practice and allergy. In his work as a private practice allergist, he was one of the first doctors in the country to prescribe sublingual immunotherapy to his patients as an alternative to subcutaneous immunotherapy (allergy shots). He has also been a trailblazer in the field of food allergy treatment and research, developing a program to treat multiple food allergies simultaneously using sublingual immunotherapy. Dr. Agren has been featured on local CBS, NBC, and ABC news affiliates and won the peer-nominated “Top Doc” award from Phoenix Magazine.

After 20 years in private practice, Dr. Agren became the Founder and President of AllergyEasy, which helps primary care physicians around the country offer allergy testing and sublingual immunotherapy treatment to their patients. Over 200 physicians in over 32 states use the AllergyEasy program to help their patients overcome environmental and food allergies and asthma.