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Allergies in the Pacific Northwest: Anyone Else Struggling?

Nov. 15, 2018Vancouver, BC

Bad allergies for over a week, but I don't know what do. Possibly ragweed or mold. sore, dry, Itchy eyes, itchy skin, headaches, general malaise.

Is anyone else in the Pacific Northwest suffering too at this time of year?

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  • Melissa G

    Hi Gale! Welcome to AAFA! 

    This fall allergy season has been especially hard this year! I know you are not in the U.S. but you can check out our  You can find a city near you and see if they are a bad area to live in when you have allergies. 

    Have you talked with your dr about your allergy symptoms? What have you been doing to 

  • K8sMom2002

    Welcome, Gale L — sounds like you've been really struggling with your allergy symptoms.

    Could you track pollen and mold counts where you live and log your symptoms to help figure out what might be causing the problems?

    Healthline BC has a great thumbnail guide to . Could you check with Vancouver weather forecasters to see if they have pollen counts?

    Do you know what your usual allergic triggers are?

  • Melissa G

    @Gale L How are you doing? Did any of the advice/recommendations help you? Is there anything else we can do for you?

  • Gale L

    YOU are missing the point… 

    ALL I WANTED WAS AN ANSWER TO MY ORIGINAL QUESTION… Has anyone else been suffering from bad allergies these days in Vancouver, BC?

    I DID NOT ASK FOR YOUR ADVICE WHICH IS, BY THE WAY, USELESS. I already know all that stuff.

    There are NO pollen or mold counts available for Vancouver, BC, Canada, at this time of year.I changed all of my household and personal cleaning products to unscented ones, with no known allergens.I washed all of my clothing and bedding in hot water several times to get rid of any lingering pollen.I vacuum my hardwood floors daily with my HEPA filter vacuum.I leave my windows and doors closed.NOTHING HELPS.I am still suffering.

     

  • Gale L

    Don't send me any more advice. I already know that stuff. I'm not stupid, you know.

    I WANT TO KNOW IF ANYONE ON THIS FORUM HAS BEEN AND IS SUFFERING FROM SEASONAL ALLERGIES IN THE VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA AREA AT THIS TIME.

    That's all I asked for and that is all I want to know.

    Understand?