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Allergies

ivar

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Took this picture this morning:
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Pollen season is here!

Buen Camino!
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sillydoll

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I returned from Spain last year with a severe sinus infection that took two months, two lots of anti-biotics, a nasal douch and decongestants to clear up.

If you are, or ever have been, allergic to anything - be it pollens, grasses, mites etc - take antihistamines with you. You might have out-grown local irritants but new grasses, plants, pollens, seeds etc could set you off big time.
 
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AJ

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I suffer hayfever here in Australia, but have never had problems in Europe, which I find quite strange.
 

Sagalouts

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I had never suffered from hayfever in my life,so when it hit me on the Camino 2 years ago I thought it was a cold-seeing my streaming eyes and nose a Danish nurse give me a large dose of Antihistamines-it cleared overnight.
Antihistamines are now the first thing in my pack,handy for the bed-bugs too :)
Ian
 

sillydoll

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Pollen counts have been exceptionally high in Spain. In spring you have all the flowers and in autumn, the harvest of cereals and wheat so there is a lot floating about in the air.
Last year in September I started sneezing almost as soon as we reached Galicia. We walked through logging in the eucalyptus forests with wood and bark dust settling on our clothing. Next time I'll wear a surgical mask!
 
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Abbeydore

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We leave tomorrow & yes went to get something for my eyes, in the past I've nearly tried to pull them out. Last packing tonight, will be in Spain shortly & walking in just over 24hrs......... :arrow:

What times the first coffee after leaving Astorga on Monday morn :?:
 

eli2BK

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fall 2013
Took my antihistamines and asthma medications with me from Canada because of a cat allergy and fear of being on the plane across the ocean with a cat in the cabin . . . needed them day one out of SJPDP last fall - because of the humidity, hay and livestock as we climbed!! Saved me that day, didn't need them after Pamplona!! So glad I had them . . . best of luck!
 

peregrina2000

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I never had allergies in all my many years till one day on the Via de la Plata. Since then I've had two similar attacks, both on the Vdlp or a camino, never at home in the US. I now carry with me the name and dosage of the super medicine that was prescribed and have found that the pharmacists are quite willing to sell it to me after I explain my situation.

buen camino, Laurie

p.s. And by the way, what in the world is Ivar's picture?
 

Piccata

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I think it's pollen dust on the hood (bonnet) of his car!
 
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MichaelSG

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I had never suffered from hayfever in my life,so when it hit me on the Camino 2 years ago I thought it was a cold-seeing my streaming eyes and nose a Danish nurse give me a large dose of Antihistamines-it cleared overnight.
Antihistamines are now the first thing in my pack,handy for the bed-bugs too :)
Ian

You have convinced me. I'll bring the antihistamines but I am curious... how do you know if the bed-bugs have hay fever?
 

koilife

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You have convinced me. I'll bring the antihistamines but I am curious... how do you know if the bed-bugs have hay fever?
Laughed out loud and snorted after that one! Very funny!
 

Kanga

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Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
In spring you have all the flowers and in autumn, the harvest of cereals and wheat so there is a lot floating about in the air.

Sil, this sounds wonderful. I want to see you levitating.....
 
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ranthr

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Started walking Hærvejen in Denmark two weeks ago but had to return home because of pollen trouble. So I see from Ivars picture that the camino in March is not for me. I have walked my caminos in May/June and August/October and not had problems
 

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