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Old 03-18-2012, 09:23 AM
 
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Wondered if sinus sufferers are affected negatively by Dallas's dryer climate, as compared to Houston's sauna-like summers?

I know in Las Vegas I get nosebleeds only hours after arriving.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I got sores in my nose during the winter from the wind and dryness our first winter here. How have you been this week? I was outdoors most of the day everyday this week and it seemed humid to me. But it was windy.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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"Dry" is one of the last ways I would describe Dallas. Even compared to Houston (I'm from there). They are both humid most of the year. Saying one is more humid than the other is like saying you get more wet taking a bath than you do taking a shower.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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I used to get really bad sinus infections living in Michigan (very humid in summers and bad spring/fall allergies). Since living in DFW, I haven't had even one. Allergies are about the same, but I have found it really interesting that I haven't had any sinus infections here.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:23 AM
 
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I dated a girl who moved here from Chicago. Never had sinus issues until moving here.
I've mostly lived north of the Mason-Dixon and never had problems until I moved here. Lived in Salt Lake City (a desert city) and didn't have problems.

You may have some dry air issues since the indoors of your house is dry in the winter (and in the summer with a/c). If it really bothers you I'd suggest an eye, ear, nose, throat doc.

I've read that with age some of our immune systems really ramp up so that may be an issue too.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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"Dry" is one of the last ways I would describe Dallas. Even compared to Houston (I'm from there). They are both humid most of the year. Saying one is more humid than the other is like saying you get more wet taking a bath than you do taking a shower.
I was just going by some past threads where it seemed many Texans were ranking Dallas as the 'drier' metro area, compared to Houston and others.

I agree D can be humid, but to me Houston is far 'wetter.'
If it's still pretty humid, then I should be fine.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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Dallas can be humid in summer
recent rains have put more moisture in the air because the warmer temps were pulling it out of the ground
but Dallas is a mecca for all kinds of pollen -- one of the worst US areas for airborn/drift in pollen
most people who have sinus problems in DFW area get them from the allergens they are exposed to and they aren't nosebleeds from dryness
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81 and 58% humidity levels on avg for AM and PM--
Las Vegas on the other hand is 39 and 21%--BIG difference

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Old 03-18-2012, 06:04 PM
 
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I've spent a lot of time in Houston either on business or visiting relatives. It's humid squared. Some folks will like that and some won't.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:23 PM
 
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I used to get really bad sinus infections living in Michigan (very humid in summers and bad spring/fall allergies). Since living in DFW, I haven't had even one. Allergies are about the same, but I have found it really interesting that I haven't had any sinus infections here.
Same here. Used to get a sinus infection just about every month between October and March when I lived in Atlanta. Since moving to Dallas I've only had one in 9 months. Even my mom and son have had a lot less allergy issues since the move.

I am on my last day of an 8-day visit to the ATL and the pollen is killing me...can't wait to be back in Dallas tomorrow!
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