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Old 09-15-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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Anyone else out there have fall allergies for the first time this year? What pollen has reared its ugly head in Northern Virginia? I have never had problems with allergies before. I've always teased hubby about his spring time red & watery eyes. Well, now I have red eyes and sneezing. Joke is on me huh? I stayed inside most of Thursday and Friday. So on Friday afternoon my eyes finally looked normal. Of course then I spent 3 hours outside last night watching the local football game ... surprise... red eyes again.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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This time of year it is ragweed. It is extremely high right now. In a month or so, the leaf mold starts.
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:49 AM
 
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Its hitting me hard here in MD.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Yeah I'm noticing it. Probably doesn't help with this nice weather that we've got the windows open 24x7.
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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It's supposed to be unusually bad this year due to the early spring. Also, fall foliage is expected to start (and peak) for the same amount of time, but earlier than usual.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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Yes, it was a joy pointing out all the ragweed plants beside the road to hubby as we drove to my son's little league game yesterday. I'm just surprised I have never had issues until now. I can deal with the sneezing and watery eyes, but the RED eyes are embarrassing. My eyes look pretty clear this morning. It's a toss up... do I enjoy the weather and have red eyes or do I stay inside and clear eyes. LOL What are you all using to combat the ragweed pollen? I've tried zyrtec, claritin, and benadryl. None have helped with the eyes.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I have a prescription allergy eye drop from my ophthalmologist that is the only thing that actually works. (And I can use it with or without contacts). I also take a daily claritin (the CVS brand of it), but for the few weeks that it's bad, there's absolutely nothing I can do other than stay inside as much as possible.

YAY allergies.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:51 AM
 
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Yeah I'm noticing it. Probably doesn't help with this nice weather that we've got the windows open 24x7.
If you're having awful coughs (like I am) then close your windows. I've been home all 3 days but I'm getting slightly better each day.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, VA
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Cali - What is the name of the eye drops you are using? I too wear contacts. So I've been only putting them in when I absolutely need them.
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I use Alrex, but you'll want to talk to an eye doctor to make sure it's correct. I have chronic dry/itchy eyes. You have to put the drops in a few minutes before you can put your contacts in, but it makes a huge difference for me.
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