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Old 06-04-2007, 10:47 AM
 
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Hello . does anyone know what things cause the most allergies in north Georgia, in and around Athens? thanks
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:55 AM
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Pollen and smog.
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Old 06-04-2007, 04:25 PM
 
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thanks for the reply. Is pine tree pollen a big problem and are there a lot of junipers? What other plants give people the most trouble. Is mold very prevalent?
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Old 06-06-2007, 02:03 PM
 
Location: St Augustine
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I don't know about Athens but I had no known allergies until I moved to Savannah area and wouldn't you know it! I have a severe allergy to yellow pine pollen. I have had to go to the hospital twice because my airway was closing up on me and whenever I go outside for extended periods of time I must wear a mask...Great!!! now I look like Michael Jackson out mowing my lawn, no wonder the neighborhood kids are scared of me!!! LOL


Seriously though, it seems yellow pine pollen is the main allergy for people moving here.
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Old 06-09-2007, 05:07 PM
 
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Default NASHVILLE allergies

I can totally smypathize with you on allergies......the south is great but it has drawbacks........I've lived in Nashville for 5 yrs now moved from Austin where i lived for 3 yrs...and Houston 18 yrs before that........Nash is absolutely beautiful...there is no place i've ever been to or seen that I'd rather be....BUT the allergies here are UNREAL!!! If you don't have allergies after a year or two in our city you will!! I never had any type of allergy til i moved here....i now have severe allergy induced asthma and all the other wonderful headaches, chronic sinus infections, facial pain, chest tightness.....u get the point. I moved here to sing....unfourtnantly being so sick and not being able to breathe has just about killed me and kept me from getting a record deal, (seriously). I'm convinced the Chamber of Commerce along with Music Row Exec's are putting something in the air as part of a cruel vocal WEED out program. I have missed months of work, because of asthma complications and have lost several jobs because of it. I am now in the process of moving to the west coast, in hopes of restoring my health. Planning on Orange County, although the prices make me wanna cry. My allergies have got worse every year, and no doctor has been able to help enough. I'm 27 and feel like 67 living here. My plan is to get out of town before the 2nd wk of August when ragweed season hits, i honestly don't think i can survive another year here. I use to just have fall allergies, now its year round..lovely...somehow i've managed to stay out of the ER...God knows i probably should have gone more than a few times...anybody have any SOCAL allergy info?? tree, grass, weed pollen and mold is what gets me
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Now in Oregon!
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I don't know about Athens but I had no known allergies until I moved to Savannah area and wouldn't you know it! I have a severe allergy to yellow pine pollen. I have had to go to the hospital twice because my airway was closing up on me and whenever I go outside for extended periods of time I must wear a mask...Great!!! now I look like Michael Jackson out mowing my lawn, no wonder the neighborhood kids are scared of me!!! LOL


Seriously though, it seems yellow pine pollen is the main allergy for people moving here.
For the first time in my life (and I have lived in Florida) I have suffered from that yellow pine pollen. It is bad, but over with pretty quickly. When I say "suffer" I mean sneezing, eye-watering, nose running... No place is perfect, though! If'n it ain't pollen, it's smog!

ACHOO! (Whoops-- pardon!) Snuffle snuffle
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Old 06-12-2007, 11:52 AM
 
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Wow I hear your pain!!! since you are a vocalist, have you thught of the Boston area. There is a lot of culture and music there and no mold/allergy problems I've heard of. Was there last summer and it was wonderful. There are a lot of vocal groups/concerts so it must be a good place for singers. I wouldn't think a place that has a longish winter would be a good place for allergies. good luck
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:10 PM
 
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I don't think Boston would do it. Look at these summer pollen and mold levels:

weather.com - Allergies Forecasts
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Old 09-02-2007, 05:55 AM
 
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Yellow Pine, Water Oak, Cypress, and Sycamore. Pecan adds a lot, but it's heavy and if you aren't near one, it's not bothersome.

In the fall, it's ragweed, dog fennel and other weeds. Since Athens is in a hot muggy location, you will have mold and mildew.

The south is not a kindly place for the allergy prone person. Be prepared to take a lot of antihistamines or find a good allergist that will try to desentitized your system. It's worth it!
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Old 09-02-2007, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Fox Lake, IL
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My allergies were pretty bad growing up in Georgia, but still survivable. It's mostly hay fever that you have to deal with, especially in summer with all the pollen.

I developed asthma at 13 but my mom was a smoker, so that might have contributed.

I moved to Illinois in 1993 and supposedly, Chicago is ground zero for the most new asthma cases in the country. And I started getting sinus infections when I moved to Illinois.

It seems many areas of the country are bad for allergies, not just The South.
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