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Old 11-25-2015, 10:20 AM
 
Location: NC
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OP - how about telling us what you are allergic to so we can tell you if we have that particular allergen here?

I never had allergies living in England. But after living here for maybe 10 years(?) I developed an allergy to oak. Oak didn't bother me in England, but I think the sheer # of trees here is what does a lot of us in. After having oak allergies for a few years, I developed one to ragweed. you might check out Pollen.com - the site shows daily counts. Perhaps it will tell you what's common in our area?
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Old 11-25-2015, 06:07 PM
 
Location: "Fetner Station", NC
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I agree with other comments. The OP should get tested to determine what exactly triggers the allergic reactions.....no matter where you decide to live. You need to know what causes problems for you. Is it a natural allergen like pollen... or pets.... or dust.... or food.... whatever. I'm allergic to pretty much everything that grows out of the ground except trees. I've been taken SLIT drops for about 3 years and they seem to be working and helping me build up immunity. I've had allergies all my life, lived in 4 states on Atlantic seaboard, up north, down south, and here. Not to get too nerdy...but probably one reason NC may rank high on allergy ranking is because of our unique latitudinal, longitudinal, geographic, topographic, and meteorological location. We get cold, hot, wet, and dry, and have a huge diversity of vegetation (and wildlife) that can grow well here. That provides a wide diversity of potential pollen (or animal dander) that people might be allergic to. you can call me Sheldon...
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:21 AM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC
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Right now the mold that gathers on leaves is killing us!! Even trying to get them cleared out of the yard is a battle that makes our reaction even worse. Trying to hire someone else to do the clearing so we don't have to be out in the thick of it.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:05 AM
 
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Right now the mold that gathers on leaves is killing us!! Even trying to get them cleared out of the yard is a battle that makes our reaction even worse. Trying to hire someone else to do the clearing so we don't have to be out in the thick of it.
Yeah, that can be rough. After this rain, unfortunately, it might worsen so be careful.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:49 AM
 
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So I need to get the low down on how people with allergies fare in the Triangle?
I am also considering other areas in the state such as the Triad area and perhaps coastal NC, so am trying to compare not just the Triangle to other states, but the Triangle to other NC locations. Thank you for any feedback!
Well it depends entirely on what you are allergic to. My SO is better here because the mustard that grows all over our previous state isn't grown here. I'm much worse, because juniper shrubs are so popular and the constant humidity messes with my mold/mildew allergies.

So it just depends on you, mostly. But do keep in mind warmer climate=longer season.

As for where in the state - the closer to the coast the better because the winds and breezes coming off the ocean clear out the air.

On a side note, the worst place I have ever been for allergies is Atlanta. The entire region is a land locked basin - pollen just condenses there and combined with the pollution and heat it's just awful! First place I've ever lived that had air quality warnings. It was bad.
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Old 12-02-2015, 11:49 AM
 
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I never had allergies until I moved here. I don't know what I'm allergic to - never had it tested - but the doctor nicely pointed out my allergic shiners. Visit during allergy season - which seems to be twice a year?

For me, whatever comes out just prior to the bright green pollen gets me. And whatever's out there now.
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:11 AM
 
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I never had allergies until I moved here. I don't know what I'm allergic to - never had it tested - but the doctor nicely pointed out my allergic shiners. Visit during allergy season - which seems to be twice a year? For me, whatever comes out just prior to the bright green pollen gets me. And whatever's out there now.
When you are getting symptoms, check pollen.com and see what the prevailing pollens are. That's how I figured out I was allergic to juniper. Don't put much stock in how high the number is, just what the pollens are. Sooner or later you'll see a repeat customer.

And if you are as lucky as me, you'll have six of the bastards planted in your front yard.
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