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Post by gringal on Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:10 am

Spring has sprung; All the pretty trees are in full bloom and so are the allergies to everything in sight!

For years, I made sure to get my daily spoonful of local honey and that actually worked. Not this year, oh sniff, snort, gurgle.

So, unless I'm the only one having the miseries of spring allergies, what's your favorite remedy? My doc is recommending squirting a mix of sea salt, water and a pinch of baking soda up my nose, along with an antihistamine. "Sort of" helps.

Any other ideas?

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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:11 am

Tequila and lots of it.......

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Post by Trailrunner on Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:36 am

Loratadina, or Alegra, or Zyrtec. Little to no side effects or interactions.

If all that fails, go with Bob for an infusion of Tequila! You might still not be able to breathe but you won't care.

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Post by WillieRae on Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:10 pm

I too have not had luck with the local honey this year! Arrrgh!!!
Keeping a box of tissues handy.....

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Post by gringal on Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:17 pm

WillieRae wrote:I too have not had luck with the local honey this year!     Arrrgh!!!
Keeping a box of tissues handy.....

My runny nose has reached the stage where Kleenex is a waste of money and I'm sitting with a roll of toilet paper and a plaster debris baggie for it.

Bob's suggestion makes a bizarre but true point, but the hangover factor kicks in and makes me hesitate!

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Post by brigitte on Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:25 pm

I use Xuzal and it works for me. It is non sedative..


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Post by gringal on Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:59 pm

brigitte wrote:I use Xuzal and it works for me. It is non sedative..


Thanks. I'll try that. Is a prescription required or is it OTC?

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Post by Canada_Mike on Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:12 pm

Reactine is also non-drowsy and works for me. I always bring a lot own, so I don't know if it is sold here.
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Post by Flamingo on Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:42 pm

I use the spray sea salt del Mar stuff and it helps me. Unfortunately my allergies go strait to asthma so I'm wheezing like a steam engine.
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Post by NoVaDamer on Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:09 pm

I had a real bad allergic reaction (runny nose) on Monday and Tuesday, but it pretty much cleared up by Wednesday. Never had a problem when just visiting here at all different times of year. Was there something special in the air early in the week?
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Post by brigitte on Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:07 pm

you do not need a prescription for Xuzal , an allergist prescribed it to  me several years ago and it works for me but then I do not have super allergies like some people seem to have.
allergies can pop up and just because you are not allergic today does not mean you will not be tomorrow..

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Post by kipissippi on Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:15 pm

gringal wrote:Spring has sprung;  All the pretty trees are in full bloom and so are the allergies to everything in sight!

For years, I made sure to get my daily spoonful of local honey and that actually worked.  Not this year, oh sniff, snort, gurgle.

So, unless I'm the only one having the miseries of spring allergies, what's your favorite remedy? My doc is recommending squirting a mix of sea salt, water and a pinch of baking soda up my nose, along with an antihistamine.  "Sort of" helps.

Any other ideas?

Quercetin and Stinging Nettle..one of each in the morning.  Worked wonders for Hal..and his allergies  were TERRIBLE!!
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Post by gringal on Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:41 pm

kipissippi wrote:
gringal wrote:Spring has sprung;  All the pretty trees are in full bloom and so are the allergies to everything in sight!

For years, I made sure to get my daily spoonful of local honey and that actually worked.  Not this year, oh sniff, snort, gurgle.

So, unless I'm the only one having the miseries of spring allergies, what's your favorite remedy? My doc is recommending squirting a mix of sea salt, water and a pinch of baking soda up my nose, along with an antihistamine.  "Sort of" helps.

Any other ideas?

Quercetin and Stinging Nettle..one of each in the morning.  Worked wonders for Hal..and his allergies  were TERRIBLE!!

Thanks to you and Brigitte for the helpful information. Certainly worth a try!

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Post by Smartalex on Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:26 am

The jackarandas are blooming. Raw honey and antihistamines don't seem to help much. I had to switch from tissue paper to bath towels to keep up with the flow.
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Post by CHILLIN on Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:16 pm

There is a powerful cortisone nasal spray called Nasonex in the North. In Mexico it is sold as Flixotide or Fluticason. I accidently bought the one used as a inhaler - but I think it actually works better than the nasal spray version. Make sure you shake it very well before using. It shrinks the nasal lining, and after you use it several months, the nasal cavities will stay open permanently.
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Post by RickS on Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:51 am

I often wonder 'what else' drugs like that are shrinking in addition to the nasal lining.....

We've had a lot of wind NOB (west) and it is very dry and my allergies have kicked up. Usually this doesn't happen until May.

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