Are you suffering from allergic symptoms — stuffed nose, sneezing, the works? Naturally, I caught a cold freezing in Green Bay. But I’m OK now except for the allergy stuff. I think it’s allergy stuff and not another cold. It has something to do with this false spring we’re in. Are you in the same boat as me?

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  1. Streetglide

    Yeah. In Japan it’s called kafuncho (sounds like a sneeze…), an allergy to Cedar pollen. That and Sycamore — those monkey-ball trees that infest Sacramento — are the two big culprits this time of year. Allergies suck…

    January 27th, 2014 12:15 pm

  2. Dr. Feelgood

    Growing up as a wheezing asthmatic, I can sympathize with your woes. Spring was always a trial. Itchy eyes?
    On another note- I viewed a video clip of you on TV. You were wearing a similar clothing color scheme as the in the picture above. Years ago I tagged along with a woman to a short evening class on how to choose your best clothing colors. people fall into four Seasons, where one is defined by skin tone and hair coloring. Turned out I was labelled a “winter”, and should wear black and dark blues, with lighter color is “ice shades”, which does work well for me. I’m wondering about your color preferences and if you have you been counseled to wear “autumn” colors, or if you’ve decided that that those colors look good/make you look good, or if it is just a coincidence.

    January 27th, 2014 1:57 pm

  3. Brett

    Got as flu shot for the first time, went to Reno to watch the playoffs, had a blast. on the way home I felt a little cold or something coming on. By the time I got home I had a full blown flu/cold thing that lasted 10 days.

    Still a little stuffed up but back to work.

    I don’t get alergies much but my wife does and she has been suffering, with what I believe you are suffering, for the last week or so. I agree that it has got to be this crazy weather. Good luck Lowell.

    January 27th, 2014 2:01 pm

  4. CohnZohn

    Dr. Feelgood, Nothing makes me look good.

    January 27th, 2014 2:26 pm

  5. Mike in N. Oakland

    I have started using a saline nose rinse. Works really well. Once in the morning and once in the evening helps out a lot.

    January 27th, 2014 2:32 pm

  6. glenellen

    Yes, runny nose for some time. Going through kleenex.

    Alergy med is helping. I think it has to do with no rain and smoggy air all over.

    January 27th, 2014 2:33 pm

  7. Dennis

    I have allergies most of the year. My wife gave me some eucalyptus oil to put in the shower when I shower A couple of drops on the floor and they mix with the steam vapor. Clean your sinuses right out. That and some allergy medicine and I am OK – not great but OK.

    But yeah, right now it is pretty bad.

    January 27th, 2014 5:33 pm

  8. B-Rad

    So you fly back to the midwest where they’re having the coldest winter in 50
    years, venture into a stadium rubbing shoulders with thousands of the
    unwashed masses, sit around in an airport for 10 hours amongst a bunch
    of hacking/sneezing workers and travelers while Delta figures out how to unplug
    the frozen toilets on your plane, arrive home exhausted the next day – and
    you catch a cold? I never saw that one coming!

    If you had just stayed here in the Bay Area, it hasn’t rained in 8 months and
    it’s almost impossible to catch a cold under these conditions. I don’t even
    know anyone who’s had a cold in that time.

    Of the half dozen or so colds you catch each year and report to us, your
    ever-helpful readers probably offer the same number of healthful suggestions.
    Either you completely ignore their cures and treatments or they’re
    giving you really crummy suggestions.

    January 27th, 2014 8:51 pm

  9. Johnc

    Not in the same boat as you yet Lowell, because right now it is 7 degrees in Bucks County,PA. However, I will be in Santa Rosa in March and being an asthma/hay fever type person I will then be able to join in the fun.

    January 27th, 2014 9:06 pm

  10. CohnZohn

    Or, B-Rad, I’m a complete wimp.

    January 27th, 2014 10:48 pm

  11. CohnZohn

    Johnc, I know Bucks County. My sister lives nearby. As you know I went to Lafayette College and we used to drive down 680 to Philly.

    January 27th, 2014 10:49 pm

  12. Johnc

    Yes, Lowell, I remember you mentioning that your sister lives in this county and that there is a bar here that you recommend. It has the word blue in in but I can’t remember the rest.

    January 28th, 2014 6:57 pm

  13. CohnZohn

    Johnc, Black Bass Inn?

    January 28th, 2014 10:34 pm

  14. Johnc

    I think that is it..I will check it out..thanks.

    January 28th, 2014 10:49 pm

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