Skip to comments.Achoo! Pollen at its worst in years in many areas (Climate Change Alert!)
Posted on 04/09/2010 10:35:43 AM PDT by GauchoUSA
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Pollen: It's on your car, in the air and especially in your sinuses.
From Florida to Texas to Colorado, 2010 is shaping up to be a monster of an allergy season. The words "pollen" and "allergy" are among the top 10 trending topics on Twitter in several U.S. cities. Everywhere, it seems, is covered in a fine yellow dust that irritates our lives. Experts say it's the worst they've seen in years.
"It's wicked bad this year," said Dr. Mona Mangat, an allergy specialist in St. Petersburg, Fla., who can't recall a worse year in the six she's worked there. "We're just overwhelmed with patients right now. We're double- and triple-booked with new patients, trying to work people in because we know how much people are suffering."
And they are suffering a lot. Take 5-year-old Sam Wilson of St. Petersburg. His mom gives him Claritin in the morning, Nasonex and Benadryl at night, and he receives four allergy shots every week. The sidewalks of his hometown are covered in what look like piles of dried, brown worms but they are mounds of oak tree pollen.
The boy's mother said that when the pollen is at its worst, his eyes water and itch, he can't breathe through his nose and his throat burns.
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Yeah like every year about this time.
The front of my car is green from all the pollen.
Socialism is at its worst in 80 decades in America. And yet the press is silent...
I think they made a movie a few years ago about how the trees were trying to kill us because we were unkind to the environment.
Why not use a saline nasal spray (salt water)?
Why go to big-pharma?
"Well, how would you like to have someone come along and pick something off of you?"
Why don't the cities (workers and neighbors) sweep it up then as you would snow and dead leaves?
Somebody else's job I guess. Even without the aggrivation from the pollen, it is unsightly.
Hop in a sauna.
Chew on pickled garlic.
Plenty of options.
It’s been TERRIBLE this year in eastern NC. We have a lot of longleaf and loblolly pines out where I live. Until the rain last night, everything was coated in the yellow dust.
It was so thick on my driveway that you could see my car’s tire tracks.
Winter is "unseasonably cold" now because of all of the global warming I guess.
Kind of like Yogi's "It's so crowded that nobody goes there anymore..."
For me the worst is always ragweed. And always August.
Dust is bad but dust can be managed.
Pikers. Here in Atlanta, we need to plow the roads to keep them clear of The Powdery Menace. 8^)
Get out your classical music records, pull and play Chopin’s Polonaise while you sit back and enjoy!
I take Allegra, but I don’t take 3 different medications at once thinking it’ll do any more for me.
My allergies have amped up this week, I have some hives even.
But I’m breathing much clearer than I did for the past 3 weeks when pollen was high but hadn’t “dropped” out of the trees to a visible level as it did last weekend.
I don’t make light of allergy suffering, I just point out that there are other options. And when you start to get allergic reactions, you may experience even worse symptoms in subsequent years.
But the media’s mantra is that nothing like this has ever happened before.
Here is my theory:
Liberals and RINOs spend decades heaping bigger and bigger government on the populace causing such oppression that all the honeybees to die off. In an effort to balance the scales, mother nature increases the pollen count so there is so much pollen flying around, plants pollinate themselves without the bees.
For the record, my theory has as much science backing it as the global warming theory.
I plan to change my air filter this weekend as well.
“Socialism is at its worst in 80 decades in America. And yet the press is silent...”
Silent? They are loudly cheering! They have been anything but silent. Socialism is not a bad word to them. It is a goal to achieve and has been for well over 30 years. Socialism only fails, in their estimation, when it has the wrong leaders. Finally, they believe, it has the right leaders.