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Old 11-02-2011, 08:54 AM
 
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Is it just me or is anybody else still suffering from allergies this late in the season?

I know this area is generally bad (or the worst ;-) but it's November and I'm still stopped up.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:56 PM
 
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OMG you mean it's worse than it is in Florida????
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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Knoxville is awful for people who suffer from allergies. It gets bad here in Nashville, but I can tell you that when I was a student at UT, my allergies were noticeably worse in Knoxville.

I don't have really bad allergies...but it seemed that the spring and fall allergy seasons were extended a good 2-3 weeks for each in Knoxville.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:18 PM
 
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Is it just me or is anybody else still suffering from allergies this late in the season?

I know this area is generally bad (or the worst ;-) but it's November and I'm still stopped up.
Some people are simply more sensitive to allergens than others. Some people live here their whole lives and are not affected at all, while others might be like yourself and have more sensitivity/problems.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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Some people are simply more sensitive to allergens than others. Some people live here their whole lives and are not affected at all, while others might be like yourself and have more sensitivity/problems.

Yes, well...thank you for that.

Apparently I was unclear in my original post. I'm wondering..for those who do suffer from allergies, are they finding this year to be worse then past years as in, are you still having issues as we enter November?

(To prevent any further confusion, for those who do not suffer from allergies, I'll assume that for you, the answer would be no )
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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Some people are simply more sensitive to allergens than others. Some people live here their whole lives and are not affected at all, while others might be like yourself and have more sensitivity/problems.
Exactly. My allergies flare up here in the spring but almost never in the fall. This year has been no exception. In fact, I've had zero allergy problems this fall.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:30 PM
 
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OMG you mean it's worse than it is in Florida????
My allergies kicked up when I moved to a Massachusetts farm town while in my 20s. Eventually they quieted down. When I moved to Florida they started back up in a huge way. The first couple of years I was almost constantly sick. They stopped when I moved to Tennessee.

Like Weisgarber said, though, your mileage may vary. It really comes down to what you are allergic to and whether it is located here.

Generally, allergies in the South are worse than anywhere else in the country just because there is so much flora around us. What makes for beautiful, glorious springs can also be an allergy-sufferer's nightmare.

Having said that, I just didn't do well in Florida because it seems that nothing - be it bug, snake, rodent, tree, flower - ever dies off down there.
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:06 PM
 
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More than likely there are more flowering plants than normal right now and you are reacting to one of them as well as the many fungi and molds that thrive on damp conditions. Many folks who garden have been commenting on the fact that plants that normally are not fall bloomers have been blooming and that fall plants seem to be blooming longer as well. This is not just in the Knoxville region but for many places in the south and follows the long hot and dry summer with a sudden wet cool down, followed by another warm period. So far the overnight temps have not been cold enough to kill off many flowering plants but you should get some relief with stronger frosts in the near future.
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:01 PM
 
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You're not alone, Suffering. The allergies have been kicking my derriere all year.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:11 AM
 
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2011 has been a mild year for me.
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