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Cure your allergies by going into the woods?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by MishMouse, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. MishMouse

    MishMouse Minister of Fire

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    My Fall allergies kicked into high gear last week. Been taken multiple OTC meds with little relief.
    Since I had off on Labor Day and the weather cooled off I figured it would be a good day to be in the woods.
    My initial thought was it was going to be a very miserable day due to have bad my allergies were.
    But, after I was in the woods for about 15 minutes my symptoms disappeared, no more sneezing or runny nose I felt normal. But, when I went to drop off a load of cut wood at the house, my nose started running and I was sneezing again. Every time I went back into the woods my allergies stopped.

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  2. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Some of the common allergens probably grow out in the open, rather than the woods. I think this is late for tree pollen, but ragweed is up. Deeper in the woods, maybe the pollen of interest is filtered/diluted a bit?
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  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like you might be allergic to grass pollen.
  4. WellSeasoned

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    I have heard, so long as you are not allergic to honey, to buy local, and by eating, your body will eventually be immune to whatever your allergic to. Not sure it would work for grass pollen, but maybe worth a try.
  5. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I think you are supposed to smoke the local grass, or so they say...::P
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  6. woodgeek

    woodgeek Minister of Fire

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    Possible indoor allergens, like pets or mold?
  7. Huntindog1

    Huntindog1 Minister of Fire

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    Could be the fresh air cure :cool:

    Since all those plants in the woods are giving off fresh oxygen.

    We may have come onto something here, hmm.

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