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Old 10-03-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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Since the fires my allergies have gotten worse but the past few days they seem to be in overdrive. Dry scratchy throat, congestion, itchy watery eyes. Its almost like cedar season. Is anybody else getting this or am I just getting sick?
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:40 AM
 
Location: central Austin
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It does feel like cedar season! I never get sick but I'm feeling pretty terrible with stuffy head, sore throat, watery eyes.

Family members with asthma and allergies are really suffering. Doctor says that it is all the dust and particulate matter in the air. Actually allergens like ragweed and mold are fairly low but there is a lot of junk in the air that irritates the system. Just like cedar can do -- even without a cedar allergy you can still be bothered by the physical particles in the air.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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According to the allergy reports on the weather reports I've seen, mold has been off the charts high (literally), other allergens not so much.

I know I'm sneezing, nose running, yesterday was feeling achy but wasn't sick.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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Glad its not just me in past years this time of year has always been a bit of a relief from allergies before spring comes to get me. I suppose there has been more rain in past years too.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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Lots and lots of sneezing and runny nose here.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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Yes, my allergies have been awful lately and Zyrtec isn't helping much.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Eastside, WA
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yes - i've had them. in addition to mold, i thought ragweed was high...
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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According to this report kvue.com | Austin local weather | Live radar | Allergy forecast, pollen count

Mold is very high, Ragweed Medium and Fall Elm low.

To the OP, try using a neti pot salt water rinse for your sinuses, they help a lot. Walgreens sells an inexpensive one.
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: The Lone Star State
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I thought it was the overly dry air.
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC
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Yes, I've been suffering for about 2.5 weeks straight. With Claritin, Zyrtec or Allegra my allergies are still strong enough to break through. Constant runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat. I think it's mold for me right now.
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