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Old 07-31-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Haughton, LA
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Question Allergies in Alaska?

Are there people in Alaska that suffer from allergies? I'm a year-around, life-long sufferer, so if the answer is no, that would be great.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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All the amusement parks here are allergy free...
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska - USA
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Are there people in Alaska that suffer from allergies? I'm a year-around, life-long sufferer, so if the answer is no, that would be great.
My daughter is mildy allegic to grass and cottonwood. If she is near a freshly mowed lawn, cottonwood in bloom, or smoke from cottonwood logs being burned, she gets the standard symtoms of itchy, watery eyes, and nasal congestions.

It's pretty much a summer issue.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:41 PM
 
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All the amusement parks here are allergy free...
What about the fast food joints like McD's or Cracker Barrel, and wolf hybrids, are they allergy free as well?
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Haughton, LA
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I primarily suffer with oak pollen… I guess I should have been more specific. I was asking here out of couriousity, as I seem to have an extremely chronic, though mild case of allergies, and I was hoping that in addition to all of the wonderful things Alaska has to offer, that allergy relief could be among them.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Haughton, LA
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All the amusement parks here are allergy free...
Meh… a whim of mine… I haven't decided quite what to do in life other than move. Alaska seems perfect.
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Haughton, LA
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My daughter is mildy allegic to grass and cottonwood. If she is near a freshly mowed lawn, cottonwood in bloom, or smoke from cottonwood logs being burned, she gets the standard symtoms of itchy, watery eyes, and nasal congestions.

It's pretty much a summer issue.
Sounds about like me with oak pollen and pine spores. They primarily bloom in the high range in spring and summer, but I've had some issues last "winter" around here, where it didn't quite get cold enough for me to get a break (which is usually just a month, anyway).
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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I never had hayfever before moving to Alaska, but I'm apparently really allergic to something that blooms in the spring/early summer here.

I know asthmatics often have trouble with the winter due to particulates and the cold air, but that's not really an allergy.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:18 PM
 
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Still looking for the oak trees in Alaska. They'll come in handy for making the cracker barrels at the amunsment park.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska - USA
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Sounds about like me with oak pollen and pine spores. They primarily bloom in the high range in spring and summer, but I've had some issues last "winter" around here, where it didn't quite get cold enough for me to get a break (which is usually just a month, anyway).
I couldn't tell you as I haven't seen a live, wild pine or oak here in the Anchorage/Mat-su sea. We have spruce, which are coniferous evergreen trees, birch, and cottonwood. I'm not saying they don't exist, the above are just the most common. I'm sure there are a few other trees that I haven't noticed.

While you might have issues in the summer with tree pollen and spores, it won't be an issue in the winter. As someone else mentioned, the particulate dust in the air can be an issue for some in the winter.
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