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Q. Does living close to the ocean (within a mile or so) help with allergies, perhaps due to lower pollen counts?

A. Unfortunately, living near the ocean does not decrease seasonal allergies.  Beach towns still have plenty of trees, grasses, weeds and molds.  In addition pollen grains can travel quite far on the wind.  Some types of pollen have been found up to 400 miles out to sea.

Your allergist can help you manage your seasonal allergy symptoms.