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Old 03-24-2007, 11:11 AM
 
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I currently live in a hotbed for allergies and asthma....northeast Ohio. I've considered a move to the southwest, but the real estate is so overpriced, I couldn't afford it!

I'm looking at North Carolina as a place where the weather is a vast improvement over Ohio, and where the humidity isn't near as drastic as in Florida or the deep south.

In reviewing the AAAAI's National Allergy Bureau Report, the mold counts appear to be about a third that of Ohio, and the pollen counts appear to be much lower, too. I'm not expecting Charlotte to be completely allergy-free. But I'm looking for some comparisons.

Does anyone have experience with their allergies in this area, compared to other parts of the country?

I'd appreciate any feedback.
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Old 03-24-2007, 07:26 PM
 
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I posted a question about this a while back, you may want to do a search... my son has allergies and asthma and has to do weekly shot.... GL!
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Old 03-25-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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Thanks. I'll look for your old string.

I'm quite surprised I haven't gotten more response to this, given the proliferation of asthma and allergie nationwide.
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Old 03-25-2007, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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I currently live in a hotbed for allergies and asthma....northeast Ohio. I've considered a move to the southwest, but the real estate is so overpriced, I couldn't afford it!

I'm looking at North Carolina as a place where the weather is a vast improvement over Ohio, and where the humidity isn't near as drastic as in Florida or the deep south.

In reviewing the AAAAI's National Allergy Bureau Report, the mold counts appear to be about a third that of Ohio, and the pollen counts appear to be much lower, too. I'm not expecting Charlotte to be completely allergy-free. But I'm looking for some comparisons.

Does anyone have experience with their allergies in this area, compared to other parts of the country?

I'd appreciate any feedback.
My son has allergies and he has had quite a fit with them since we moved here. I guess the price we pay for all the lush greenery is the pollen, irritants, etc. His allergist told us that the southwest (where we moved here from a few years ago) WAS much better for him. Of course, there he had to use saline spray to keep his nasal passages moist because the humidity was so low... If you find a perfect spot, let us know!!!
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:11 PM
 
Location: 3rd Rock fts
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I've had chronic allergy problems all my life. I expected my allergies to be much worse since moving to NC 6 years ago (born & raised on LI, NY). However, there has been little to no difference. So far this season has been the best yet for me!

I guess it depends on what you're actually allergic to; tree, grass, ozone, & or mold. I know that I'm most sensitive to grass pollen & ozone so the worse is yet to come for me. I'm not 100% about mold yet but I'll find out soon enough.
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Old 03-26-2007, 05:31 PM
 
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I'm not certain about NC - but do avoid Georgia! We are severe asthmatics and moved here in July. When moving we were transferred to a great practice - thank goodness! Today 3/26 it was 80 degrees and the pollen count is 5,500 - I've never seen anything like this. I think it gets better the further you travel north. If I were you I would go ahead and call an allergist in the area, ask them some questions. Good luck!
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:18 AM
 
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I'm not certain about NC - but do avoid Georgia! We are severe asthmatics and moved here in July. When moving we were transferred to a great practice - thank goodness! Today 3/26 it was 80 degrees and the pollen count is 5,500 - I've never seen anything like this. I think it gets better the further you travel north. If I were you I would go ahead and call an allergist in the area, ask them some questions. Good luck!
A friend of mine just recently moved into a new home. She has had asthma her whole life, but the "new house smell" sent her into a talespin - I'm thinking carpeting, paint, something, really set her off. She actually had to move out of her house for a while until she got settled down. Definitely something to consider when buying a new home...
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:31 AM
 
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We moved fron NJ a few weeks ago. None of us have ever had allergies. Now my husband and youngest son are sneezing like crazy! Our neighbor told us to shut the windows at night, because the evening brezze tends to bring the pollen into the house. So, reluctantly, we tried it. Well, they're still sneezing, just not as much. Too bad, because I love the evening breeze here, but I wouldn't want to torture my family! I'm hoping that once the trees stop pollinating, I won't have to buy stock in Kleenex anymore.
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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We moved fron NJ a few weeks ago. None of us have ever had allergies. Now my husband and youngest son are sneezing like crazy! Our neighbor told us to shut the windows at night, because the evening brezze tends to bring the pollen into the house. So, reluctantly, we tried it. Well, they're still sneezing, just not as much. Too bad, because I love the evening breeze here, but I wouldn't want to torture my family! I'm hoping that once the trees stop pollinating, I won't have to buy stock in Kleenex anymore.
It'll all pass in another month or so, then you can open those windows back up
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Old 03-28-2007, 01:46 PM
 
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Charlotte, is nationally in the top 10 for high pollen and allergy related allergy top 25 That being said you just have to be smart and try and control your environment as much as you can.
Good filter on your homes HVAC system.
Hepa vaccuum cleaner.
In the spring time when it's breezy don't open up your windows use air conditioning instead.
Find a good nasal spray or many people swear by a nasal rinse system.
Check your pollen levels, http://pollen.com to best prepare for your day/week.
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