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#1 of 4 Old 09-19-2012, 11:28 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My neighbor has morning glory flowers planted along her door, which is right below my kitchen window, I live in an apartment complex, She also has Morning Glorys coming up around the post in front of my door the vines are starting to wrap around and grow so that they are very close to my kids when they are outside. Mostly at night, you can really smell them in my apartment, My three year old daughter has had problems getting to sleep at night and keeps waking up throwing up mucus stuff. She was up throwing up until 1 this morning. My daughter wasn't doing this until the morning glory's started getting closer to her. Could this be an allergic reaction to them? She has had a runny nose and has had some issues during the daytime but nothing like nighttime.

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has she shown a problem with flowers before?


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Flowers have heavy pollen and it doesn't fall off unless the plant is bashed around.  Flowers are pollinated by bees (or, like your morning glory, moths) and it is not advantageous for it to just drop it easily.  The pervasive scent has nothing to do with the pollen.

 

Nighttime environmental allergies are often the most severe.  Pollens from wind pollinated plants, such as trees, grasses and certain weeds, collect on the bed along with dust (and dust mite exoskeletons)  Pillows, mattresses and some types of bedding can trap mildews.

 

So, I suspect the timing of the morning glory blooms is coinciding with another type of allergen, like a mold or something.  The type of morning glory you refer to loves warm, humid nights.  Perfect for molds and mildews.  Just a guess.  Probably not the morning glory.

 

BTW: you can be allergic to morning glory pollen.  I am allergic to rhododendron species flowers.  The only time they affect me is when I am thick in the shrubs pruning--knocking and bashing them about.  Miserable.  I get all hot and shaky like I have the flu.  They don't affect me unless I am right in them and making a ruckus.  Like morning glories, rhodies are insect pollinated and don't give up their pollen easily.


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that is great info, now that i think about it the difference between grasses/treesand the flowers explain so much about my DH's allergies 


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