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Old 06-28-2010, 11:57 AM
Location: HP/Eagle Rock
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I am here in the Studio City/North Hollywood area for the summer up in the hills surrounded by beautiful lush colorful greenery, flowers, etc. I love it. But at night, in my rental house, I have itchy eyes, itchy throat, runny nose, sneezing, etc. I am wondering if many new comers to California, LA, etc., experience an allergic reaction to the drier air and new vegetation or if maybe I am allergic to something in my house or cats or what?

I am coming from Florida, a humid place with pollen. I have never been allergic to cats and my landlord says that the previous renter did have cats. I have been trying to air out the place but maybe I am opening up the place to pollen and other stuff.

I don't know what to do? It usually only bothers me when I am inside of my house, but yesterday, I went out to Topanga Canyon to shop & walk around and all I did was sneeze, have puffy eyes and a runny nose. It was breezy yesterday.

Since I arrived Tuesday, I have been in Los Olivos, Griffith Park Observatory, Hollywood Hills, Glendale, and downtown LA, indoors and outdoors, and have not have any reactions until I came back home where immediately I start sneezing, the itchies, etc.

How do I test for molds, or allergies or what? I have a lease for 3 months and I don't know if I am allergic to the place I am in and its contents or the new pollens in the area.

My landlord is very nice and has placed air purifiers in the place and is going to add a window in the bathroom (it currently smells moldy to me without a vent or window). He wants to know if I need to move. I don't want to move, but I don't know how much longer I can take this.

Anyone else experiencing similar reactions being new to this climate and area? Or is it just me? I have not gone out to buy allergy medicines yet, but that is next on my list!

Oh, and I was here for 10 days in April (but not in this particular house), and did not have any reactions like this either but maybe the blooms were not as lush as they are now?

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Old 06-28-2010, 12:08 PM
Location: Pasadena
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You might have hay fever but it sounds that your symptoms occur mostly when you are in your house. Hopefully the landlord will help you track down if the place has molds. But if you experienced the same thing in Topanga canyon it may be an allergy. You may be allergic to several things. My brother is allergic to castor bean trees and it took a long time before we figured out exactly what was causing the hay fever-like symptoms. Good luck.
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Old 06-29-2010, 03:43 AM
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Actually, hay fever is WORSE in areas other than Los Angeles as our meager rainfall means much less plant life and pollen. I can tell you, having visited relatives in other parts of the country where they have much more rainfall and far more lush growth, I have been miserable there. In fact, my Houston and Louisiana relatives tell me their hay fever clears up when they visit here in Los Angeles. When we do get a greater rainfall season, then that's when the pollen count goes up, but normally, it is better here than just about anywhere else, except for desert cites like Phoenix, perhaps.

Most likely something in the house is affecting you, and one can develop allergies as we age. You could be developing an allergy to the cats that where in your unit, and perhaps there is more fine cat hair that you can't see.
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:07 PM
Location: HP/Eagle Rock
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I removed all old bedding and rugs and replaced them. I am doing much better now. No more allergies!
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:51 AM
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I'm going to move from the uk which us obviously wet and rainy most of the time, even our summers are humid wet and full of pollen. Will la with its dry heat be better for living in with allergies
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