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Old 11-06-2012, 09:11 PM
 
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My husband has asthma and suffers from allergies. We would like to move to Tennessee. However, I've heard that the pollen is awful. Should we look for another state to move to or are there areas of Tennessee that would be okay?
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:25 PM
 
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Default should we forget about tennessee

I don't know about the entire state, but the Tennessee Valley portions of both Tennessee and Alabama are tough on people with sinus/allergies etc.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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The South, in general, is bad for allergies. All of our flowers and flowering trees are just stunning but they could wreak havoc if you are so inclined. Some people get worse by moving here, some seem better, some no change. I know I am better. Florida was my hot spot. On the other hand, it was my first move to warm weather and year round flowers. Maybe I was immune by the time I got here.

I think the only way to know is to visit in the spring.

By the way, here's a list of cities that are bad for spring allergies. As you can see, Tennessee has it covered!

Spring Allergy Hotspots
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I live in middle TN and my allergies are not as bad as when I lived in the northeast. I think it would depend upon where you are moving to in TN and where you are coming from.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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The entire Nashville area is a basin, and allergens tend to settle here. Allergies are much worse here than other parts of the state.

In fact, I can notice a difference in my own ability to breathe clearly when I come home from Memphis. After experiencing a few days of relief in West TN, my nose begins to get stuffy when cross into the Nashville area.

People with asthma do live in Middle TN, of course, but medication and trips to the doctor will be a regular part of your life.

Nashville area allergies/air quality?
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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By the way, Syracuse, New York is on that list along with a few other northeast places. Nashville was not listed but Memphis, Chattanooga and Knoxville. Not that this is a definitive list. We've put up other lists before and the southeast is heavily represented for pollen and similar allergens. Like I said, when you have a lot of flora and a longer growing season it could be a problem. But I use to have huge problems with Timothy grass when I lived in the northeast. If I drove by anyone mowing their lawn my face would blow up and I would getting a sneezing epidemic.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:11 PM
 
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We take zyrtec on days that the pollen is high here in Northern Indiana. My husband has prescription steroids, an inhaler and a nebulizer, when needed. If that's all we have to do to live down there, I would be happy. I'm just worried that it would be worse and result in us having to move again. We don't want ER visits. We will, hopefully, be able to visit in the spring to "test" it out. My husband would really love to live there but I would like him to keep breathing. So, we'll see. We'll make sure we have his nebulizer with us, that's for sure. I'm paranoid ever since he had an asthma attack and I had to call 911. He almost didn't make it. In fact, they said that he shouldn't have. However, they've never been able to pinpoint exactly what caused him to have such a bad attack. It was in the winter. He had another one a couple months later while on vacation in Ohio that took us to the ER. Still, we don't know what caused it either.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:48 AM
 
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Moved to Nashville from No. California in May and I've been pretty much sick ever since with allergies and asthma that had been well under control. When Vanderbilt has it's own "ASAP" clinic (asthma allergies something else) that takes forever to get an appointment, that should tell you something.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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My husband has asthma and suffers from allergies. We would like to move to Tennessee. However, I've heard that the pollen is awful. Should we look for another state to move to or are there areas of Tennessee that would be okay?

If you dont mind me asking why do want to move to TN? I think you really need to do more research. You have been given good advise about areas that would fulfil your family's needs according to the information you have given us (jobs, schools, health care), then you look at areas just the opposite.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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If you dont mind me asking why do want to move to TN? I think you really need to do more research. You have been given good advise about areas that would fulfil your family's needs according to the information you have given us (jobs, schools, health care), then you look at areas just the opposite.
It's not just my husband, me and our kids moving. My parents are planning to move as well as my sister and her family. We are trying to find an area that will work for everyone. Sorry, if I seem all over the place. It's so complicated, I'm just trying to figure out what will work the best for all of us.
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