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Re: Allergies [Re: Ummm...]


Good for those with allergies to avoid those plants...mums also give people
problems but we plant and send them like mad.


> [Original Message]
> From: Karen Fernsler <kmwos@korora.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 8/22/2006 12:10:39 PM
> Subject: Re: Allergies [Re: [CHAT] Ummm...]
>
> According to the wunderground pollen library:
>
> Genus Level Details: Chenopods (Chenopods)
> Can also be known as: pigweed, goosefootChenopods (Chenopods) is a 
>    		      genus of the Family.
>
> Plant Details: 	The term chenopods is used to represent members 
> of the Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae families. The pollen grains of 
> these two families are so similar that they are impossible to 
> differentiate between species, even by trained technicians, so they are 
> listed collectively as "chenopods". Some of the plants found in these 
> families include amaranth, pigweed, waterhemp, russian thistle, lamb's 
> quarters, and kochia. These plants are found throughout the United 
> States and flower typically in the summer and fall. The pollen of these 
> families can be highly allergenic and is a cause of concern to allergic 
> individuals.
>
> On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 05:24:22PM -0700, Theresa W. wrote:
> > What the heck is a chenopod?  That's supposed to be one of our primary 
> > pollens??
> > 
> > Theresa
> > 
> > Karen Fernsler wrote:
> > > Ragweed is not my friend.
> > >
> > > I have been watching this for my area:
> > > http://www.wunderground.com/DisplayPollen.asp
> > >
> > > Ragweed is not my friend.  It tells you what the predominant pollens
> > > are, but doesn't really break it down.
> > >
> > > Did I mention ? -- ragweed is not my friend.
> > >
> > > Blah.
> > >
> > > On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 10:03:34AM -0400, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
> > >   
> > >> Sue, I have terrible allergies, too.  Do you know what you are
allergic to?
> > >> What do you do when you have an attack?  Is it primarily sinus
symptoms?  If
> > >> so, there may be a few things to make you more comfortable, in
addition to
> > >> some of the newer medications (mostly prescription) out on the
market.  I
> > >> use Rhinocort with great success.  If I'm out, I've found steamy
showers,
> > >> standing over a pot of boiling water or eating a nice large bowl of
chicken
> > >> soup will give some temporary relief.  If your DH will give you a
nice
> > >> gentle pressure over your sinus cavities, that too can give temporary
> > >> relief.  There is so much more that can be done to help alleviate
symptoms
> > >> that was not available years ago.  And if you get allergy attacks
frequently
> > >> and they keep you from enjoying what you love to do, I'd recommend
checking
> > >> into getting allergy shots.  It's a long term investment, but over
time, it
> > >> does seem to help.
> > >>
> > >> Here is hoping you are feeling better today!
> > >>
> > >> Blessings,
> > >> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 
> > >>
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
On Behalf
> > >> Of SueNY
> > >> Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2006 9:28 PM
> > >> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Ummm...
> > >>
> > >> Haven't done a thing today..not even a visit to the garden. My
allergies
> > >> flared up big time and it feels like I have a stack of bricks on my
face.
> > >> Not fun. :-(
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Sue(6B)
> > >>
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