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Old 02-23-2009, 03:35 PM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC
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I've heard that taking a teaspoon a day of local made honey helps with allergies. I've not tried it before, but think I will this season. I'm tired of how my allergies keep changing over the years. Now it effects my eyes more than sneezing....
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:28 PM
 
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This will be my first Spring in this area. I've never had seasonal allergies of any sort - or at least I've never had any that were bad enough to notice.

For the past week and a half to two weeks my eyes have been driving me crazy. I feel like I have sand in my eyes and they burn and water. I've always lived in tropical climates where things are blooming year-round, so I don't know what to think.

What are the typical allergy-inducing things in this area?

Jenny_B
My wife and I are suffering bad and we don't have strong allergies. I think it's not due to pollen but maybe mold or something else. Remember there are many allergens; pollen is one but not the only. Regardless it really sucks. The only thing I can suggest is clean your house and see an allergist.
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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I was home (Durham) for four days and sneezed a million times. Came back to Jersey and stopped sneezing. It was awful.
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Old 02-24-2009, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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The most probable reason your allergies stopped when you got back to Jersey is that your body probably built up a tollerance during the years you were there. This is going to be my first Spring here and I am not looking forward to it. Both my son and I have either been sneezing or eyes watering for the last two weeks also. I think my house is clean, but most likely we are seeing affects of dust this time of year. Dust mites can really cause a problem.
So far, I have been avoiding going for testing here, but may have to. I had a whole different group of allergens where we were before and I have no point of reference here yet.
Keeping the floors vacuumed and fans cleaned does help, but I have to believe there is something else in the air here causing it. Maybe with all of us on the board we'll be able to figure it out.
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Old 11-08-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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We have a Miele but still need allergy meds.

NC is terrible for allergy sufferers.
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:05 AM
 
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My eyes are doing the same and it's AWFUL! I'm from Florida and I've never had allergies like this. I bought some eye drops from Wal-Mart that my eye doctor recommended and they work wonders. They don't burn when I put them in my eyes and they keep them from drying out. They're a little pricey but very well worth it. Also, try Xyzal...it's a newer allergy medication but it's amazing. I was resorting to allergy shots because nothing my doctor gave me ever worked but they put me on that stuff about 2 years ago and I've never had a problem as far as sneezing or my skin itching. I'll try to remember the name of the eye drops and send those to you.
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