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    OMG, 15 more days!!!! I cannot remember if Jamaica affected my allergies last time. Anyone have problems while in Negril?

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    To what are your allergic?
    Pamela
    I know everything, and I'm always right (just ask my husband).

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    Generally speaking allergies are your body's reaction to substances, foods, particles, insect bites, etc. If you've never been exposed to a certain allergen, you'll probably not react to it the first time. Your body's immune system may look at the allergen and shrug it off... or it might recognise the exposure as a threat and post a heavy guard and release excess antigens or antibodies on the NEXT exposure.

    This explains why those with food or pet (cats, dogs, horses) allergies will have the same issues on the island. People will be less likely to bring their hay fever symptoms with them to the island, unless there are similar plants where they live.

    I wouldn't worry about it. Just bring your meds and/or inhalers for emergency use.

    Enjoy!
    Chris

    "In an abundance of water, the fool is thirsty..." - Bob Marley - "Rat Race"


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    Default Take your antihistamine

    I have horrible allergies but I don't recall having any problems in Jamaica. I do, however, carry my Zyrtec, inhaler, and epi-pen with me just in case!

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    GREAT Advice Chris!
    Art xo Francine

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    I am on 3 different medications for environmental allergies. Not only did I not have any problems, I forgot to take them one day and didn't realize it until dinner.

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    Most allergies are caused by plants especially tree and ragweed pollen Jamaica doesn't have these types of plants so no allergy problems like if you come from the north.
    Shari & James
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    Mrs. dirtleg has terrible hay fever and allergies. We live in hay fever central in St. Louis. But in Jamaica she has had very little problem with them, she even sleeps well at CSA, which surprised her on our first trip. The only time she had a problem was when she got too close to the flowers in the lobby on arrival. She wanted to see if they were real. They were, and she sniffled and sneezed for a half hour.

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