Allergy Climates and Seasons (AllergyClimates.com) was founded in July, 2005, by Lois Turley, in connection with her very successful AllergyNursing.com website which she launched in June, 2001.
I’m Lois Turley, and I wanted to be a nurse for as long as I can remember. I enjoyed 47 years as a Registered Nurse, and spent the last part of my career as an Allergy Nurse, but I’ve not worked as a nurse since 2007 due to health problems. I’m officially retired now and, in November, 2014, I gave up my license as a registered as a nurse. However, I will always be grateful for the experience.
In keeping with my commitment to provide only the most current and accurate information for you, I transitioned from teaching through my Allergy Nursing website to a more interactive format here. Allergy Climates offers an opportunity for you to learn first-hand through interactive discussion with others the effect that climate and seasonal variations, as well as other environmental factors, have on allergy sufferers worldwide. You can also share your own climate information for others to see.
History of AllergyNursing.com and AllergyClimates.com
I started working as an Allergy Nurse in 1991. During my career, I worked with a Board Certified Allergist as well as a Board Certified Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Surgeon specializing in Allergy. The testing and treatment methods of the two specialties differ, and I had several years experience in each. This provided me a much broader scope than I could have developed in one specialty.
By the beginning of the 21st century, many people were searching the web for reliable and easily understood information about allergies. It was hard to find. Nurses are often the best qualified to meet such a need. Physicians rely on their nurses to explain further to patients the things the physician told them.
In 2001, I started AllergyNursing.com to meet that need. I published my first Allergy Nursing Newsletter on June 11, 2001. Material for the newsletters was based on real live questions you were asking. Newsletters are not currently being published and, since the archives were quite out of date, I have removed those also. AllergyNursing.com now forwards here to AllergyClimates.com. My goal has always been to bring your the latest, most accurate, information we can about allergies. Allowing you to share information related to how climates, seasons, and environmental factors affect your allergies provides an excellent way to compare how others’ climate experiences might relate to you. However, climates, seasons, and environmental factors affect each person differently, and they even affect the same person differently at times.
We continue to move forward in the proud tradition you came to expect from us — that of providing honest, up-to-date information for allergy sufferers. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to these two sites through the years. Thank you for your encouragement, and for believing in me even as health problems made it difficult. My goal is to honor your trust as I continue to provide this website to meet your needs.
— by Lois Turley, former RN, now retired from nursing, having dedicated the last years of my career to the field of Allergy Nursing.