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From: Bama
Date: 03-28-2003, 10:33 PM (1 of 7)
Spring is finally here, but so is the pollen. I felt like I was choking on it today. I have mild asthma so it bothers me more than the rest of my family. Big mistake leaving the windows open all day today.:nervous: I've been told it's not the pollen you can see that bothers allergies.

DS washed my car 2 days ago and it looked yellow this afternnon. He rinsed it off and left a powdery stream across the concrete.
We need some rain.
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Member since: 03-21-2000
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From: kkoberle
Date: 03-29-2003, 08:03 AM (2 of 7)
I hear you..just talked to number one son in Ala last night..his head is alllll stuffed up. Its yellow all over the place.

We are two months behind you up here. Won't hit that until Late May!!!
User: kkoberle
Member since: 02-02-2000
Total posts: 218
From: Sherri
Date: 03-29-2003, 11:35 AM (3 of 7)
Right now we have snow mold which is just about killing my allergies. Won't get the pollen allergy until the beginning of May.

My website
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Member since: 02-07-2001
Total posts: 357
From: sewingrandma
Date: 03-29-2003, 11:52 AM (4 of 7)
The trees and grasses exploded onto the scene last week on the first real warm day we've had. Been miserable since. Trying to find the right combination to keep me breathing and awake. Since it has been such a wet winter I'm sure there is mold everywhere too. I haven't had this bad a reaction in many years. The weather gives the pollen count and he was sooo encouraging. Said it was going to be excessively high for at least the next 3 weeks. :sick:
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Member since: 03-06-2003
Total posts: 432
From: plrlegal
Date: 03-29-2003, 12:19 PM (5 of 7)
Brockie I take a deconamine/Clarinex combination every day. Oklahoma is called the allergy capital of the world. OKC sit down in a bowl shaped area in the middle of Oklahoma; on the east side we have mountains and trees and on the west side we have prairies and dust, so pollens, dust, etc. blow back and forth over this area year round. I had a sinus infection 2 years ago that lasted for a year and a half before the doctor finally found the right combination of drugs to clear it up. You can buy Claritin over the counter now and it's pretty good. That's what I took until by dearly beloved insurance company took it off their forumlary. :cool: I wear sunglasses a lot because my eyes are usually red! aaaaaaccccchooooo!!! Excuse me please.

User: plrlegal
Member since: 05-19-2001
Total posts: 318
From: Mother in Law
Date: 03-30-2003, 12:31 AM (6 of 7)
The rain doesn't help the pollen. We're having the same problem down here except our pollen is green. My truck was covered with a light mist of green and the rain washes it off and the next day it's back all over there again. I made the mistake of uncovering the pool too early one year and it clogged up my skimmers every day so bad I was having to go out there two and three time a day to unclog them. Looks like this year is going to be really bad.

Susie:USA: :USA: :USA:
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From: sewingrandma
Date: 03-30-2003, 02:27 AM (7 of 7)
Unfortunately I can't take much as far as decongestants or antihistamines because of reactions to them. I do use saline to help clear the sinuses and steam. Those sinus infections are terrible, I have had quite a few of them. I stay in when the pollen counts are really high and just muddle thru the rest of the time. I have found an eye drop that is over the counter that is really effective for red and itchy eyes. Opcon-A. My eye doc recommended it and I go nowhere without them this time of year.
User: sewingrandma
Member since: 03-06-2003
Total posts: 432
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