Fall Allergies

@LadyDuck (175750)
Switzerland
September 27, 2015 7:10am CST
Yesterday I have worked in the garden several hours. This morning I woke up with itchy eyes and sneezing. I am not sick, this is due to pollen allergies. The worst season for allergies is Spring, but in Autumn we also have an allergy trigger, it is the ragweed. Even if the plants are not present where you live, the pollen can travel hundred of miles with the wind. It is not easy to get rid of ragweed, it can only be killed with aggressive herbicides. The only method to avoid spreading is to mow the grass at least once a week, as the ragweed grows fast. Today is grey and humid, at least this will stop the pollen to move around.
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@sofssu (14447)
27 Sep 15
My husband used to have a terrible pollen allergy. He is much better now. For years he has been free of this.. somehow this year he has had a couple of episodes.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
27 Sep 15
I had no allergies when I was young, I started to have problems only about five years ago, not too serious, but pretty annoying.
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@sofssu (14447)
27 Sep 15
@LadyDuck mY husband has had these forever, its only these last few years he has been free of them.
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• Kolkata, India
30 Sep 15
well that's good that the signs are decreasing.
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@Inlemay (16875)
• South Africa
27 Sep 15
change of seasons - I had to dose my girls today as they have the sinus symptoms as well
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
28 Sep 15
I am only allergic to few pollen, among them the Ambrosia (ragweed) and hazelnuts.
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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
27 Sep 15
I wonder if that is the same as ragwort - that is poisonous to horses. Sorry you are suffering an allergic reaction.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
28 Sep 15
No, it's not the same plant, we call the ragweed Ambrosia, the plant is taller and does not produce daisy like flowers.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
27 Sep 15
My father had terrible allergies and at this time of year had to sleep sitting up in the recliner because they were so bad that he couldn't lie down without choking. Mine are not so bad, but I can tell when it's ragweed season. First you see the goldenrod, which means ragweed is growing nearby. Then I start to get congestion, which I never get except in the Spring and Autumns. But is it much worse in Autumn.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
27 Sep 15
In Switzerland you are responsible to remove the ragweed, or you are fined. In Italy they do not care, but we are only at 4 miles from the border... I know from where the pollen comes in.
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@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
21 Feb 17
Its bad weather that makes Allergies. Take apt precautions.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
21 Feb 17
No, it's not bad weather that brings allergies, but the pollen of the flowers and the trees.
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@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
21 Feb 17
@LadyDuck Is it same season the pollen and other flowers blooms
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
21 Feb 17
@shshiju There are different pollen seasons, because not all the flowers and plants bloom at the same time. Usually spring is the worst time for allergies.
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@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
21 Feb 17
I have allergies year round and take medication only when its a big problem. Sometimes a shower can help me because the grass makes me sneeze.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
21 Feb 17
Today there is something in the hair, I feel my eyes itchy, after three sunny days the pollen start to move around.
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@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
22 Feb 17
@LadyDuck Big hugs My daughter and I are having allergy troubles today. We spent the last hour changing the filters on the air filters in the house.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
22 Feb 17
@Fishmomma Thanks, this morning I am sure it's allergy, we have fog, this means low air and all the pollen on the ground.
@besweet (7227)
• Greece
27 Sep 15
I have friends with allergies and they have to take a medicine that makes them sleepy and hypotonic every time. I think I was exposed in nature since I was a baby because I grew up in the countryside so I don't have allergies. It must be very annoying, I am sorry that you have to go through it even in autumn.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
28 Sep 15
I used to take the antihistamines to stop running nose, but I cannot anymore due to my glaucoma. Today is grey and humid, if it rains the problem is over.
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@besweet (7227)
• Greece
28 Sep 15
@LadyDuck It was a rainy day in my city,I hope it rains in yours as well. Then the dust will dissapear from the air and you can feel better again.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
28 Sep 15
@besweet It was very humid today this was enough to calm the symptoms.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Sep 15
I am so sorry that you are having issues with allergies. I am fortunate in that it doesn't bother me too much. All I get is itchy skin.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
27 Sep 15
I have only mild allergies, but enough to make me sneeze.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
29 Sep 15
@LadyDuck That can be miserable at times.
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@mom210 (6771)
• Atlanta, Georgia
2 Oct 15
Using a little local honey is suppose to help. maybe give that a try
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
2 Oct 15
Yes, it helps to stop the cough, that is the most annoying symptom.
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@celticeagle (119823)
• Boise, Idaho
30 Sep 15
I have the spring allergies from cottonwoods and such around here in the spring. I bet it is annoying to have them now.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
30 Sep 15
Yes, it's pretty annoying, but at least in Autumn it rains almost once a week and it keeps the pollen down on the ground, so the symptoms disappear.
• United States
29 Sep 15
My allergies have been driving me crazy too lately
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
29 Sep 15
The runny nose, sneezing and itchy eyes are very painful.
@kevin1877uk (36989)
29 Sep 15
Oh dear sorry to hear. it's been nice here the last few days.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
29 Sep 15
We had strong wind, it has spread pollen in the air.
• Indonesia
29 Sep 15
I haven't heard about that allergies though. I know it feels uncomfortable. I hope you feel better soon
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
29 Sep 15
I feel better today, the air is humid, so the pollen do not fly around.
@alberello75 (18658)
• Genova, Italy
28 Sep 15
This summer, I suffered the heat excessively. However for me, no ailment. When it starts to come autumn, and to drop the temperature, punctual as every year, beginning with colds, coughs, and more.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
28 Sep 15
The drop of the temperature is a serious problem, those last two days were pretty cold.
@jstory07 (69775)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Sep 15
I hate it when my allergies brother me from being outside.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
28 Sep 15
I went out anyway yesterday because I had work to be done, but the itchy eyes are annoying.
@bluesa (15115)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Sep 15
Spring has truly sprung here, and I was tested and am allergic to 20 out of 21 things, like grass, cats, certain materials, etc. Tonight I have had an allergic reaction on my arms and legs, and have had to take two antihistamines. I hope that soon the ragweed will be gone for you.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
28 Sep 15
If it rains the symptoms of pollen are milder, I hope that ragweed will last only a few days. I cannot take antihistamines due to my glaucoma.
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@garymarsh6 (14430)
• United Kingdom
27 Sep 15
OH dear poor you. I am fortunate in that little affects me but my daughter is terrible in the summer months although not as bad as she used to be.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
28 Sep 15
My father had this problem, I have it and my niece is the same. Autumn is better than Spring except for the Ambrosia (ragweed). I am also allergic to dust and we have cleaned the understairs, this is another reason for my sneezing.
@Tampa_girl7 (26197)
• United States
27 Sep 15
My husband has bad allergies.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
28 Sep 15
I am sorry, mine is not too bad, but I remember my poor father, he had a running nose and watery eyes during all Spring.
@Freelanzer (9499)
• Canada
27 Sep 15
It is tough because you have to be outside eve though you know it is going to hurt later
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
27 Sep 15
Yes, I cannot wait to do some works in the garden, because soon it will be too cold.
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• United States
27 Sep 15
i'm havin' more troubles myself with all the autumn 'schtuff' floatin' 'round in the air than i did with spring 'n summer. perhaps that's coz my local bees 'f been through years 'f drought 'n thus didn't 've such to feed off? i dunno...'twas a most drippy mess with explodin' head yesterday.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
27 Sep 15
I had no problem during Spring, it rained so much that the pollen were not in the air. From yesterday I sneeze all the time and my eyes are watery, I can only hope in the rain.
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