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Quick Poll: Do you suffer from seasonal allergies?

  1. Yes, I suffer from seasonal allergies

    12 vote(s)
  2. No, I do not suffer from seasonal allergies

    10 vote(s)
  1. Mar 23, 2012 #1
    Just a poll as the title says,

    On the weather network poll, the split is nearly exactly 50/50 (delta is 150ish), on 16,000 votes!

    I was suprised to see that split, just wanna see what happens here. Thanks for playing!
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  3. Mar 23, 2012 #2


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    I didn't vote because my condition isn't listed. My dust allergy is perpetual rather than seasonal as a rule, but sometimes is worse in summer because the ground is dry. Snow prevents stuff from blowing around.
  4. Mar 23, 2012 #3


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    Allergy? What is that?
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  6. Mar 23, 2012 #5


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    A sensitivity to a substance which, upon prolonged exposure, can result in speckled blue hair.
  7. Mar 24, 2012 #6
    Hayfever buddy, it's a killer >.>

    Not literally... that I know of at least
  8. Mar 24, 2012 #7


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    I have allergies year round.
  9. Mar 24, 2012 #8


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    Dearly Missed

    I was somewhat afflicted up to the age 13,14 or so, but then I grew up.
    It is difficult to solve non-linear partial differential equations while you sneeze!
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    I have no real allergies, but severe physical reactions to fragrance chemicals, MSG, etc. I have seen (regularly) the top chemical-injury doctor in New England (he's at Dartmouth-Hitchcock) and he essentially gave up, saying only avoidance can keep things under control.
  11. Mar 24, 2012 #10
    I think so?
    My allergies seem to come and go, once or twice a year. Usually twice since I moved to Texas from California. Although since we went into a drought, I have not had any problems since. I'm guessing because of that its some plant allergy, probably pollen.
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  13. Mar 25, 2012 #12
    Ah but do you have different allergies during each season? In which case you would still have seasonal allergies that just overlap each other.
  14. Mar 25, 2012 #13
    I used to be allergic to something related to cats (not sure what). But not any more. Don't know why. No seasonal allergies. But on the rare occasions when I was exposed to extreme dust, I got sick for a few days.
  15. Mar 26, 2012 #14


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    I have both seasonal and year round allergies. My worst is towards Ragweed in the fall, but my springtime allergies have gotten worse lately. And I seem to keep developing more. I was tested in 2005 and again in 2011 and there were significant differences. I developed an allergy to cats, although there is only one with a lot of dander that bothers me.

    I started immunotherapy shots last year and have made it all the way up to the full maintenance dose that I'll be getting once a month for the next few years. I'm hoping this fall will show a significant difference, but plenty of antihistamine keeps it pretty well under control.
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