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Old Wednesday, August 24th, 2005, 08:59 AM
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Unhappy Allergies in Aruba

Does anyone know what the allergy situation is like in Aruba? I have really bad allergies to all pollens and grass and trees and ragweed. You name the plant, I am allergic to it. Has anyone else out there with really bad allergies had problems in Aruba? I'm bringing my allergy medicine but just wondering if it's really bad there? I'm going Oct 10-19.

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I have horrible allergies (mainly ragweed) and asthma. But once I step off that plane in Aruba....it's like a breath of fresh air! Have never had any allergy problems in Aruba and I love it!!! I still bring my meds with just in case but have never had to use them. Have only used my asthma inhaler prior to climbing the Hooiberg.
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Oh thank god! That is so good to hear. Thanks Amy. Ragweed is my worse too!


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It's been a very bad ragweed season already here in Minnesota this year....I can't wait to escape to Aruba next month!!!

Been thinking about it more and I have used my allergy meds before going horsebackriding in Aruba....but it's more of a "just in case" precaution.
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My wife is also allergic to most everything here. Grass, cat all kinds of pollen but as soon as we get to Aruba they dissapear. Hope the same thing happens for you.
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Melissa, the same with me! I have pollen, ragweed and grass issues - never a problem in Aruba!
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Melissa - I also have ragweed and pollen issues and never had a problem in Aruba.
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Oh you guys make me so happy! amy, I think I'll use mine before going horseback riding too seeing as I am allergic to anything with fur!
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One Happy Island Re: Allergies in Aruba

Hmmm you all ask such good ques about visits to Aruba. I have one that hasn't been asked yet I don't think, the media has talked about the heat and humidity there since June, what month's are the coolest and lowest humidity ?
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I too, have terrible ragweed, grass, tree, golden rod, etc allergies. I step off that plane and immediately the allergies begin to subside. By day 3, I have no symptons whatsoever.
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>>>> "what month's are the coolest and lowest humidity"
----- Usually(not always) there is a great breeze that keeps you feeling cool and keeps humidity down. Have never had bad weather going in the May/June timeframe. Compared to the weather we get in Maryland in the June to Augusta period Aruba is great.
Caution: At beach bars hold on to your drink as a wind gust can sometimes blow your drink away. Some places have holes in tables to place your drinks.
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