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Old 02-28-2010, 09:37 AM
 
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Is Austin bad for people like me in that sense? I get a lot of infections where my eyeballs feel like that are about to burst out, and where my nose is stuffed up all the way in the back.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Sounds like you have allergies. You should see an allergy specialist, the treatments can help reduce the symptoms. Austin is bad for people with allergies. You can avoid most sinus infections if you keep your congestion under control. See these discussions about allergies. //www.city-data.com/forum/searc...rchid=19378158
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:46 AM
 
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Sounds like you have allergies. You should see an allergy specialist, the treatments can help reduce the symptoms. Austin is bad for people with allergies. You can avoid most sinus infections if you keep your congestion under control. See these discussions about allergies. //www.city-data.com/forum/searc...rchid=19378158
Thank you. I am not sure what I am allergic too. I just wake up some mornings with this discomfort. The only known allergy I have is dust. I typically cough a lot when I am in really old rooms and antiques. Doesn't happen to me much in the U.S. though.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Mold and dust mites are common allergies. An allergy doctor will test you for the most common allergies to identify the cause and mixup a serum that will help you build up an immunity to the allergen.
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Dripping Springs , TX
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My wife is going through the same thing, though test have shown there are some deeper problems that have to be addressed as well.

I would have to say that since moving here, her frequency of sinus infections have actually been reduced, but when they happen the are more severe and harder to clear up. She still has to do the allergy tests to see if a specific item is setting it off.

All in all, I would say she is better in Austin that she was back in Toronto. The drier air here helps alleviate some other problems.

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Old 02-28-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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At about age 19, I started getting chronic sinus infections (while living in Minnesota). They would occur all winter long and pretty much nothing would help. I would be on antibiotics that were so strong they would make me throw up, but NOT clear up the sinus infection. During the summer months, they would go away.

My doctor finally (around age 23) suggested that I move somewhere warm and dry or try an experimental (at the time, maybe not now) surgery called windows. The surgery was nowhere near guaranteed to clear up the condition. I moved. By the time I hit northern Texas on my drive to Arizona, my headache was gone...

Now I am back in MN and the headaches have returned this winter (though no actual sinus infection needing treatment, thank God). Since the Doc previously said it was the damp and cold winters that did it (which I'm not sure I understand since my skin is REALLY dry here in the winter), I'm praying that I do not suffer from them in Austin. I don't think I will since the weather is so much warmer and I didn't suffer here in the summer.

Here's hoping for both of us!
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The thing you're going to love about Austin is that allergy problems are very predictable. You won't have to worry about the variations and uncertainty that you would experience in other places. Here, we offer a smorgasbord of allergens 365 days a year and there's always enough to go around.
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