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Old 03-03-2013, 11:19 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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So for the past almost week I have been suffering some of the WORST allergies I have ever lived with here in SA, so much so that I got a steroid burst on Friday by my Dr. Was suppose to hold me "a couple of days", less than 24 hours later I was back to constant sneezing and runny nose.

Changed my OTC allergy med yesterday to Allegra 24 hour and all of a sudden this morning, I am feeling a lot less congested! Have actually opened up the windows and not running the air purifier 24/7.

Is it the change in medication, or has anyone else that has been suffering this past week suddendly find it much better these past few hours (fingers crossed for ANYONE suffering like I have been these past few days)???

It seems that even tho the pollen count his higher today, I am doing better so I am not sure if it is the medications or the shift in the allergen...

Anyone felling the difference????
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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hello paka,
same development, same problems here. I think some of the problem in all the dirt work at the top of Del Webb Blvd. Cutting and chipping trees and moving a lot of dirt around and it looks like it will continue for several months.
Fun isn't it.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:28 PM
 
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hello paka,
same development, same problems here. I think some of the problem in all the dirt work at the top of del webb blvd. Cutting and chipping trees and moving a lot of dirt around and it looks like it will continue for several months.
Fun isn't it.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:27 PM
 
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It's not you, Paka...this is year four for us in SA and we are miserable; especially me. Eyes draining constantly; I feel like when I go out, I'm coated in "dust" or something...on my glasses, skin. Never remember this before. Itchy ears, sneezing, headache. We're in W Hills, by the way, but been helping family over by you and I was miserable there, too. What the heck? Flonase and Claritin usually do it, but not this year.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It's not you, Paka...this is year four for us in SA and we are miserable; especially me. Eyes draining constantly; I feel like when I go out, I'm coated in "dust" or something...on my glasses, skin. Never remember this before. Itchy ears, sneezing, headache. We're in W Hills, by the way, but been helping family over by you and I was miserable there, too. What the heck? Flonase and Claritin usually do it, but not this year.

Sorry to hear others are suffering as badly...I changed yesterday to the Costco brand of Allegra-D...it seems to be helping today. Sure hope you are feeling better soon (cause it will mean I am too!)
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:08 PM
 
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The wife and I used to have sinus infections so bad we just about had a standing order for antibiotics at the pharmacy. I got tired of the situation and we no longer have the pollen trap carpet in the house. It took me a year but I've managed to rip all of it out and we now have great looking ceramic tile. I did the work myself so cost wasn't cheap but it was cheap enough. WE haven't had sinus since. That's probably not an option for you but before I would have the carpets wet cleaned and usually the issue went away for a while- might give that a try. Carpet is the absolute worst thing you can have in a house if you have sinus issues. You track it in with your shoes and as it builds up in the carpet fiber, when you walk on it the clouds of pollen rise with each footstep. Not at my house ever again. And yes, we vacuumed daily. The wife used a Kirby that would suck the chrome off of a front bumper.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:46 PM
 
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The wife and I used to have sinus infections so bad we just about had a standing order for antibiotics at the pharmacy. I got tired of the situation and we no longer have the pollen trap carpet in the house. It took me a year but I've managed to rip all of it out and we now have great looking ceramic tile. I did the work myself so cost wasn't cheap but it was cheap enough. WE haven't had sinus since. That's probably not an option for you but before I would have the carpets wet cleaned and usually the issue went away for a while- might give that a try. Carpet is the absolute worst thing you can have in a house if you have sinus issues. You track it in with your shoes and as it builds up in the carpet fiber, when you walk on it the clouds of pollen rise with each footstep. Not at my house ever again. And yes, we vacuumed daily. The wife used a Kirby that would suck the chrome off of a front bumper.
Thanks Trapper...appreciate the advice and it might help someone esle, but we have wood and tile for the entire home...so that isn't our issue. I agree tho, it is much, much better not to have carpet.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:50 PM
 
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Paka, assuming you live in a house and have access to the A/C filters, spray the filter with Armorall. You don't have to wet it, just a light spray. The plasticiser in Armorall stays tacky and as the A/C runs the filter will attract and hold more pollen. The cheap fiberglas filters work best for this and change them monthly. I assume you dust mop the wood and tile floors. You can buy a professional grade dust enhancer on the dust mop head or you can use a light spray of WD-40 and give it a few minutes after spraying to spread in the cotton fibers of the dry mop. I usually start at a closet when I use the WD-40 as the first little you use it will cause the floor to be slick for about an hour. But usually we don't walk in the closet I start with so it's not an issue. Might want to entertain a portable electronic air filter. I'm not talking about a HEPA filter cleaner but a cleanable electronic unit. They make them to handle several thousand sq ft but they aren't a cheap date. Might wanna search the net for a portable electronic air cleaner. I have an old Honeywell unit that just about has eliminated dusting the house so it has great side effects. The filter is electronic and all I have to do is wash it out with a hose, blow the water off of it and put it back in the unit. On low speed you can't hear it run. The fan size is about 8" and moves quite a lot of air on low.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:58 PM
 
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Paka, assuming you live in a house and have access to the A/C filters, spray the filter with Armorall. You don't have to wet it, just a light spray. The plasticiser in Armorall stays tacky and as the A/C runs the filter will attract and hold more pollen. The cheap fiberglas filters work best for this and change them monthly. I assume you dust mop the wood and tile floors. You can buy a professional grade dust enhancer on the dust mop head or you can use a light spray of WD-40 and give it a few minutes after spraying to spread in the cotton fibers of the dry mop. I usually start at a closet when I use the WD-40 as the first little you use it will cause the floor to be slick for about an hour. But usually we don't walk in the closet I start with so it's not an issue. Might want to entertain a portable electronic air filter. I'm not talking about a HEPA filter cleaner but a cleanable electronic unit. They make them to handle several thousand sq ft but they aren't a cheap date. Might wanna search the net for a portable electronic air cleaner. I have an old Honeywell unit that just about has eliminated dusting the house so it has great side effects. The filter is electronic and all I have to do is wash it out with a hose, blow the water off of it and put it back in the unit. On low speed you can't hear it run. The fan size is about 8" and moves quite a lot of air on low.
Thanks...we actually have a hepa filter and buy hospital grade A/C filters that get changed every month as well....wehave the old, round Honeywell unil as well.....this is just NOT my year for allergies....
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:59 AM
 
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The wife and I used to have sinus infections so bad we just about had a standing order for antibiotics at the pharmacy. I got tired of the situation and we no longer have the pollen trap carpet in the house. It took me a year but I've managed to rip all of it out and we now have great looking ceramic tile. I did the work myself so cost wasn't cheap but it was cheap enough. WE haven't had sinus since. That's probably not an option for you but before I would have the carpets wet cleaned and usually the issue went away for a while- might give that a try. Carpet is the absolute worst thing you can have in a house if you have sinus issues. You track it in with your shoes and as it builds up in the carpet fiber, when you walk on it the clouds of pollen rise with each footstep. Not at my house ever again. And yes, we vacuumed daily. The wife used a Kirby that would suck the chrome off of a front bumper.
For allergies nothing is better than a Míele Capricorn. It will pick up what your Kirby can't.

I recommend Powell Vacuum & Allergy if you are interested in purchasing or just letting their demo wow you!!!

Best vacuum we ever had.
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