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Everything is bigger in Texas... including allergies!

MachismoMachismo Registered User regular
I just wanted to mention that San Antonio gets waves of Mountain Cedar pollen blowing through this time of year. Almost everyone is slightly allergic to it. Its called cedar fever locally. It can get so bad you get a fever (from allergies!) and can develop pneumonia from it. Also flu season is in full swing, so that can always be fun.
I was born in the midwest, spent time on a farm, mowed lawns, worked in a greenhouse in Houston and never really had allergies until after I am came to San Antonio.

Take some zyrtec along. Its expensive, but it starts to work in hours and last for 24. If you prefer Claritin, start dosing NOW. It takes several days to build up in your system to become effective.

On the plus side, if you go 20 minutes north or west to a hiking trail or park, you will see the pollen in the morning on stuff. Its kinda cool.

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    CptFancyPantsCptFancyPants Baltimore, MDRegistered User regular
    This is solid advice. I told my friends to be sure and bring some meds. I'd even say have some on hand just in case even if you think you don't have allergies.

    I've noticed that I don't have allergies at home, but any time I travel somewhere new there's always loads of stuff that I'm not used to. And that can really wreck your day.

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    CyberFeyCyberFey Registered User regular
    I'm hoping being an Okie will make me less susceptible, but thanks for the reminder!!

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    podunk the mightypodunk the mighty Game Designer TexasRegistered User regular
    If you get here and need some allergy meds, I recommend finding an HEB. It's a grocery chain all over town and their generic brands are like 25% of the national brand prices.

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    CptFancyPantsCptFancyPants Baltimore, MDRegistered User regular
    If you get here and need some allergy meds, I recommend finding an HEB. It's a grocery chain all over town and their generic brands are like 25% of the national brand prices.

    Good call. Looks like this is the closest one to the convention center. directions

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    jj4thjj4th Registered User regular
    edited January 2015
    THIS. There's a drug store in Rivercenter Mall across the street-(ish) from the convention center, and a CVS on the Riverwalk (though kind of expensive), and a small convenience/drug store in the Grand Hyatt. BTW, this is what we're talking about, folks:
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    These pictures are taken from only about 50-60 miles north of San Antonio, and all that blows down our way :)

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    Shy_PuppetShy_Puppet Houston, TexasRegistered User regular
    Make sure y'all are constantly washing your hands while at the convention and if you start showing signs of sickness either it be cold, allergies, or flu please try not to spread it. We're and full flu and cold season right now down here in the south so take precautions and be prepared.

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    podunk the mightypodunk the mighty Game Designer TexasRegistered User regular
    Good call. Looks like this is the closest one to the convention center. directions

    There's three right in the area so another could be closer depending where you stay.

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    O.F.FascistO.F.Fascist South TexasRegistered User regular
    FYI, HEB carries this stuff called TexaClear that is supposed to help with cedar fever. I know nothing about how it well it works one way or another though.

    http://texaclear.com/

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    havok978havok978 Baltimore, MdRegistered User regular
    Oh this is good to know. I better stock up on xyrtec before I get there.

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    BanannerBananner Registered User regular
    Swagweed > ragweed

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    OriginalGamerOriginalGamer Registered User regular
    Thanks. good to know.

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    WickershamWickersham Registered User regular
    I can attest to this. I've been sneezing for three weeks. A couple weeks ago I sneezed so hard I'm pretty sure I tweaked something in my back.

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