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Old 04-21-2013, 01:40 AM
 
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Nothing works. Some drugs give temporary relief.

But then again, I have to take drugs for that.

Drugs kill.
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:06 AM
 
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Two generic pink pills at night, one generic white pill for the day. Shower and wash hair at night. Dog got a buzz cut and gets hosed down every night. My crappy window a/c unit seems to make things worse, so open windows (and fans when temps go over 80 degrees) are a necessary evil for me. At least that forces me to dust and vacuum regularly.

And by "works for me" I mean keeps me alive and somewhat functional. The only thing that is fool-proof is getting out of this area during the spring.
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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I buy locally produced honey. Both my kids had serious issues (multiple prescription meds/ nebulizers, etc), but since giving them a teaspoon of honey every night, they have had little issue. We've doing this approach for 4 years now. My daughter also takes Target brand Zyrtec as well (she used to be on 5 meds).

I would consider an OTC medicine like Claritin, honey, and a sinus rinse after you've been outside to help clear out allergens. ,

Hope you feel better soon!
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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Please bear in mind that antihistamine medications will take at least 7-10 days to work. Once an allergic reaction has been triggered, the boddy has to work through the histamine release. So give an antihistamine a couple of weeks to take effect.
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Old 04-21-2013, 01:38 PM
 
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This is going to sound odd, but bear with me--no drugs, no expensive supplies to buy.

I have always suffered miserably with allergies and have tried many otc items as well as allergy shots. Nothing gave me relief except when it rained. I went to my optometrist last spring and during the course of the exam she said I had the driest eyes she had ever seen. She put me on regular lubricating eyedrops, every hour. Four days later, my allergy symptoms diminished greatly. Pollen would get in my eyes, and because I didn't have sufficient tears to wash it away, the pollen would never leave my eye and just trigger an allergic reaction over and over and over. We actually have the windows open this spring. Any lubricating eyedrop will do--not the Visine-type products. Good luck.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:02 AM
 
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Thanks all for the support and recommendation. I have been taking OTC medicine , local honey and went to the allergy specialist. Getting on steroids is the only option to control at this point. Hope the season passes by quickly.
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