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Annoying Allergy Myths

Life with allergies isn't always as easy as some people may think... What's one of the most frustrating myths and misconceptions that you have heard about life with allergies? What do you wish people who are not living with allergies, or those newly diagnosed, would better understand?

  1. Allergies in San Diego can be a serious issue due to the city's mild climate and abundance of outdoor activities. San Diego is a popular destination for allergy sufferers due to its mild climate, which keeps pollen levels low. The city has a variety of allergens that can cause symptoms, including grasses, weeds, trees, and molds. Common allergy symptoms can include sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes and skin, fatigue, and coughing. It is important to take precautions to prevent and manage allergies, such as using air filters, avoiding outdoor activities during peak pollen times, and using medications.

    1. Thank you for sharing these super helpful tips! I hope these precautions have been helpful to you in managing your allergies. May I ask if you are from or currently live in San Diego? All the best, Alexa ( moderator)

  2. This allergy site is a blessing as well as the asthma site. With allergies you can never what to expect.

    1. So glad you found this site to be helpful. And yes, with allergies there are so many factors involved and they can constantly change. At least you know you aren't alone! -Elizabeth (team member)

    2. , We are so grateful that you found our community. Let us know if there is any specific information you're particularly interested in learning more about! We are always open to feedback to help us make sure our articles are serving the communities needs and interests. Sending hugs,
      Gabby (team member)

  3. Thank you. Am excited that we have an allergy site!
    fyi: I am a moderator with the COPD site
    Wishing you an allergy free week and beyond!

    1. i love that asthma COPD site!

  4. Some, have trouble accepting that a person can develop allergies later in life. My allergist explained it, as she let water slowly run into a coffee cup. She said "It's like your life. Water (allergens) will continue to fill your body (the cup) until it eventually flows over the top and the person will have allergic reactions."
    Some, have trouble believing that a person's allergies can trigger a COPD reaction (per my visit at the Mayo Clinic).
    Some, have difficulty accepting that having an allergic reaction can put a person down for 2-3 days where I just sleep.

    1. to you as well

    2. you are so right, with me anyway. I had reactions to wool as a child. To some jewelry as a teen and young adult. I was in my 50a when I received the diagnosis That I was allergic to just about everything.

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