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Old 08-10-2019, 06:59 PM
 
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I have seasonal allergy - winter, spring, summer and fall! May be half the year I suffer from the symptoms and ok the rest of the time. The usual stuff - pollen, dust mites, sun. No food allergy although i have developed acid reflex and combined with allergy symptoms it gets really rough.


Right now this has been a long attack - like 3 weeks. I cough a lot , especially at night. I take OTC antihistamine daily. When I feel good I skip it. No matter what brand they all make me drowsy.
The cough is due to the acid reflux and sore throat, dryness - the works.
So I take an acid reducer, a de decongestant for the chest congestion, sometimes ibuprofen to reduce the inflammation of the sinuses.
I drink a lot of hot water - I find it soothing.
I do nasal rinse - it helps.
This is my routine until it gets better
At least I am not sneezing and my nose isnt running a like a faucet, a blessing.


What do you do?
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Old 08-10-2019, 07:02 PM
 
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My husband takes Allercetin. No drowsiness.
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Old 08-10-2019, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Before 1995, I was the allergy/sinus queen, then Grape Seed Extract found me and I have not taken a drug or allergist visit in about 24 yrs. A true grape lifesaver.
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Old 09-07-2019, 04:25 PM
 
Location: On the Beach
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Nettie pot EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR, not just when symptoms are present with budesonide (prescription steroid) added to the saline solution and a daily antihistamine.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I bought Allercetin at the Natural grocery store and I have found it does help, a lot ! And it's not that expensive either. After years and years of Advil Sinus, Sudafed, Mucinex, Neti pots, etc etc, Allercetin is my go=to now. This year pollen has been miserable here and I have a dull headache most of the time, unless I stay in the house (no fun) or wear a mask (no fun either). Am going to see an allergist this week to see about other help too.
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Old 09-13-2019, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Denver, Colorado, USA
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Benadryl every night.
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Old 09-14-2019, 03:38 PM
 
Location: stuck in the woods with bears and moose
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I take something called Astelin and since that doesn't work too well, I've started taking Flonase. That doesn't work either. Neither does Sudafed. Neither do the allergy shots, so far. I used to get a great type of allergy testing and shots but no one around here uses it. The doses were accurately tailored to exactly what you were allergic to and how allergic you were, not a "mold mix" or a "weed mix." Called SET.

But this Allercetin sounds like it works for some people so I guess I'll give it a try. I also use hot compresses and sometimes a sinus rinse but the sinus rinse is getting really boring to use, daily, week in and week out!
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Old 09-14-2019, 04:43 PM
 
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Flonase AM and PM


Zyrtec and Singulair PM


Afrin as needed
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:54 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I used to have horrible sinus/allergy/asthma issues until I moved out of my house, which had a leaky basement. I realized later that it was probably black mold and I confirmed it when I stayed with a friend this past spring, who had mold issues in her apartment and I got quite sick. If you all have ongoing issues, have an inspection done! I still have some issues but not all the time like I did in that house.
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Old 09-14-2019, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I just saw the allergist for the first time (here). He recommended testing and a sinus CT which I already did several years ago. He also prescribed Nasocort, Zyrtec, Singular, and Astreline (?) spray. Have to be off all of it for 7 days before the tests. Oh my. Will be a week of hell.
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