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    #1

    it gets intense

    Hello,

    I'm wondering if I can use this phrase in the given context:
    I have an allergy. It started 5 years ago. I still suffer from it. It gets intense in spring. When it's hot I need to be on antibiotics. My doctor has all the information about the disease.

    I'm not sure if the sentences are correct especially the part with get intense. Can I say that an allergy or disease in general gets intense? And I'm not sure if I can use the word still with the Present Simple tense?
    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: it gets intense

    "Intense" is OK, but "worse" would be better. Just so you should know, we don't treat allergies with antibiotics. If you really get them, you have a secondary problem.

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    Re: it gets intense

    OK thanks. What about the part with the word still: can I use Present Simple there?

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    #4

    Re: it gets intense

    I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker but I would definitely go for the present continuous "I'm still suffering from it".
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #5

    Re: it gets intense

    Both the present simple and present continuous work.

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