Finally, Spring in St. Louis is here. After a long, gloomy and cold winter, we are excited for sunshine, lush green landscapes and warm weather. As the trees begin to pollinate and bloom into gorgeous green leaves, our spirits are lifted. However, when the trees pollinate, people who have seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever, start to experience itching and watering eyes, sneezing, runny noses, and even sore throats and coughing. Even people who are not normally allergic may experience itchy eyes and runny noses during this season. Now is the time to start your daily allergy medicines if you have taken a break from them during the winter months. Once you are back on your preventative allergy medicine you will be able to better enjoy the beautiful Spring season in St. Louis!
Dr. Suffian is a native of St. Louis and received her M.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and her allergy fellowship at St. Louis University. Dr. Suffian is an Instructor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, St. Louis University.
Dr. Suffian is on staff at Children’s Hospital, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, Mercy Hospital St. Louis and St. Luke’s Hospital. She joined the practice in 2001 and sees both children and adults.