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Old 05-05-2015, 08:33 PM
 
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Where can you go to get away from spring allergies?

I hate the northeast in spring. The plants start blooming like cray. I grew up in the "garden state" They call it the garden state for a reason, effing horrible.

Is there anywhere in the states, where the allergies causing particulates are not as saturated as the northeast? Is it the desert states like AZ, or NM? Please help me out here. I need to get out of here.
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Bishkek
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Yeah some dry area with few plants, trees and grass. Arizona, New Mexico etc. But then if you're like me some times the dust from the sand will bother me when the wind blows.
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Old 05-06-2015, 05:34 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Our daughter has bad seasonal allergies and we moved to the Phoenix Metro several years ago for a job transfer. We thought, mistakenly, that she would be "cured" by livingi in the desert Southwest. What we found was that people who are prone to allergies simply develop them to the local flora of wherever they move. We took her to an allergist out there for a follow up visit per the wishes of her allergist in Michigan and found the waiting room to be stuffed to overflowing with kids and adults waiting for their weekly allergy shots. Instead of being allergic to the pollens of the upper Midwest, they were allergic to things like cactus blossoms and mesquite trees. Interesting.

Don't even think about the Southeast. There are times during the spring down there where the pollens are so bad that they coat your car with a yellow/green dust, even in a matter of a couple of hours. I've seen it first hand.

Maybe the mountain west in the higher elevations?
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:03 PM
 
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Our daughter has bad seasonal allergies and we moved to the Phoenix Metro several years ago for a job transfer. We thought, mistakenly, that she would be "cured" by livingi in the desert Southwest. What we found was that people who are prone to allergies simply develop them to the local flora of wherever they move. We took her to an allergist out there for a follow up visit per the wishes of her allergist in Michigan and found the waiting room to be stuffed to overflowing with kids and adults waiting for their weekly allergy shots. Instead of being allergic to the pollens of the upper Midwest, they were allergic to things like cactus blossoms and mesquite trees. Interesting.

Don't even think about the Southeast. There are times during the spring down there where the pollens are so bad that they coat your car with a yellow/green dust, even in a matter of a couple of hours. I've seen it first hand.

Maybe the mountain west in the higher elevations?
Hmm, that really stinks for me then. I have lived in Central PA during college years, and did not suffer allergies there for some reason. They have plenty of trees. I guess I am more allergic to flowers than leafy green plants.

But I think I will give the southwest a shot. I am looking for a place to vacation for a bit. Is Southern California the same landscape?
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Old 05-06-2015, 02:04 PM
 
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Yeah some dry area with few plants, trees and grass. Arizona, New Mexico etc. But then if you're like me some times the dust from the sand will bother me when the wind blows.
Dust and dirt I have no problems. I can be in Manhattan in the concrete jungle and I am fine. Though as soon as I venture to close to Central Park, I start to flare up.
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Old 05-06-2015, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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I think the only place where seasonal allergies wouldn't be a problem is a place that's frozen year-round (as desert plants send out pollen/spores, too).

Maybe try Antarctica?
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Old 05-06-2015, 04:51 PM
 
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Go to the doctor (or the pharmacy) - they make pills that help allergies.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:45 PM
 
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Go to the doctor (or the pharmacy) - they make pills that help allergies.
They don't work for everyone. I am one of those people. Tylenol, Benadryl, Claritin and all the major brands have no effect on me. Allegra works best, but it does not give me total relief.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:47 PM
 
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I think the only place where seasonal allergies wouldn't be a problem is a place that's frozen year-round (as desert plants send out pollen/spores, too).

Maybe try Antarctica?
I think it is certain plants found in the NYC metro. As I have stated, I have been up in Central PA which is Apalachia, and have been fine. I am looking for a place to vacation as well, but don't want to go back to Central PA.
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Stay away from Virginia. Once things start flowering here, they don't stop until Winter.
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