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Old 04-13-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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I can't take allergies anymore. I have tried Claritin, Zyrtec and now and using Zyrtec (24 hour one) them with sudaphed and am still sneezing and congested.

What have you used that has been effective in helping your symptoms of seasonal allergies? I just need to make it though about another month and then my body isn't as reactive. Oh, I take Benadryl at night too for the congestion.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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VICKs (MUST BE VICKS!!) nose spray really helps me with the frustrating nose symptoms.
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I've found that a couple of generous squirts up the nose with a product called "Ocean," works wonders. It's available at Walmart and other places without a prescription. It's really just distilled water and it flushes the nasal passages out wonderfully.

For years, my Mom has just snorted a handful of tap water and that works just as well.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well, ya know, you could always move to what many consider to be the best place to live if you have allergies--Portland, Oregon.

Just don't move to Louisville, Kentucky or Knoxville, Tennessee!!

Yeah, you may not be bothered by allergies in Portland, but the trade-off is that you'll grow fungus on your skin from the constant dampness.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:17 PM
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Location: Way beyond the black stump.
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As ridiculous as it may sound, my other half insists that licking your finger and sticking that finger up your nose clears it.

Cattle stick their tongue up their nose all the time so praps there may be something in that.

She keeps telling me to do it, but stuff that, I just put up with it until it clears.
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Well, ya know, you could always move to what many consider to be the best place to live if you have allergies--Portland, Oregon.
Among my allergies are pine trees, grass, and fungus. The Pacific Northwest wasn't any better for me than anyplace else I've ever lived.

And to the OP, you might get better taking a moratorium from the products for a bit. Many things that are supposed to open the nasal passages actually irritate them in the long run. Then the tissue swells and you actually can't breathe because of obstruction, not mucus. Stop the pills and the sprays and try the outside the nose tape that keeps your nasal passages open.
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I used to use Claritin-D and that helped quite a bit.
Then I moved about 1500 miles; now I have minimal or no allergies in the spring. !!
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Old 04-14-2011, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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You could also get prescription-strength allergy med from MD....usually expensive, tho



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I can't take allergies anymore. I have tried Claritin, Zyrtec and now and using Zyrtec (24 hour one) them with sudaphed and am still sneezing and congested.

What have you used that has been effective in helping your symptoms of seasonal allergies? I just need to make it though about another month and then my body isn't as reactive. Oh, I take Benadryl at night too for the congestion.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:00 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Could be coincidence but I noticed a huge diff in my allergies when I began to take vit D supplements and I get them bad. So sniffling yet this year, but the real test is in 3 weeks.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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Some people have such serious allergies that NONE of the over-the-counter meds work well. You need to see a Allergist. You may even explore the possibility of being desensitized. It can take a couple of years, but it works!!

Allowing hay fever type allergies go on, can ofter lead to asthma. You really don't want to do that.
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