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Allergies

Discussion in 'Random Chat' started by fantasy707, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. fantasy707

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    I can’t believe after 21 years of never having them, I have to deal with it now- it’s such a shock haha. As common as they are, I thought it would be good to start a thread where we can all contribute our tips for dealing with them. It seems like the only thing that truly helps me is benedril, but I HATE HATE HATEEEEE using pharmacudicals, so when I do you know it’s terrible, whether it be a headache or allergies or whatever. And I’m probablt not the only one who hates the obvious “pill” answer- hence why I made this thread ;) so we can share other methods.

    So here’s what I have to contribute so far:
    -Similasin. Their allergy eye drops, their allergy nasal spray, their everything. I’m actually a pretty huge fangirl of this brand for alternative reasons, but I haven’t found any pill products from them and i’m disappointed for having to either ride it out or settle for the benes (my nickname for benedril, lol)??? Correct me if I’m wrong and they do sell pills!!!
    -I plan on buying room filters, really nice ones. I have 4 that I’m eyeballing, I just haven’t yet because I’m going to be in the midst of camming away from home (so I’ll basically have 2+ homes), then moving, and it just would feel like too much work to lug my devices everywhere. But it may be worth it, hmmm. I’m tempted...
    Oh, I’ll link the ones I was looking at once I’m on my laptop. Currently posting on mobile
    -Plants. Same as above. I know there are specific ones that filter out the air quality. This I will be definitely be waiting until I actually move move, because I want my babies to have a nice, stable home and not be touched all the time (yes, I’m gonna be a good plant mama)
    -Skin care. I don’t know about you guys, but when my allergies act up, my SKIN acts up as well (now that I think of it, I could have just named this thread surviving winter, lolz). I’m pretty out of luck here, because skin care is expensive, and to keep it up those expenses add up- I just have to deal with feeling like a prickly pear. I will link what I was planning on buying skincare-wise once I have the money saved up, once i get on my laptop. The products I’m confident will be good, just pricy

    I know there’s probably a couple more things I can add, just not thinking of them right now. If anyone wants to contribute allergy hacks, tips, or tricks, t’is the place :)
     
  2. JoleneBrody

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    I have pretty bad allergies. I take an Allegra every morning and on extra bad days I’ll also use Flonase. This combo keeps me pretty functional and happy. Flonase gives me anxiety if I use it too much so I avoid taking that unless I’m really suffering even with Allegra. Allegra is one of the few pills that doesn’t make me feel drowsy.
     
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  3. Cassiequinn

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    I have really bad allergies during summer and spring. I eat local raw honey every day. It actually helps a lot with the sneezing. My sneezing was so bad I couldn't drive.
    Side note I didn't have allergies when I was living in a different state. I honestly thought about moving back because of it.
     
  4. snowwolf87

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    I have deadly allergies. Nonstop sneezing, sniffling, itchy eyes from mid-August till January. And don't let me any where near a cat.

    While I was working, I ignored it. I was in air conditioning and the symptoms would go away after an hour. But when I retired, with no A/C in the house, there was no relief. First I got the steroid shot. That worked, but each time the doctor wanted me to try OTC remedies. I finally found that a Claritin and a Zyrtec a day keeps them at bay, mostly. I don't notice any side effects. There will be the occasional burst of sneezing and sniffles, but it usually passes quickly.

    Costco sells way lower cost versions. I can get a 2-year's supply for around $40. I think Amazon has the same deals.
     
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  5. Lintilla

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    I don't know how much you know about homeopathy, but the "active" ingredients in the Similasan eye drops are homeopathic with a dilution of 6X, which means that only 0.0001% of the ingredient remains, doing nothing helpful. Homeopathy is placebo at best, but those particular products will work to some extent, because you're physically flushing allergens out with the buffered solution. You can do that much more inexpensively by just buying eye wash solution and saline nasal spray. (The reason they don't have pills? They won't help. You're not going to stick a pill in your eyeball.)

    I prefer eye wash to any kind of medicated eye drops. It stops the itching just as well, and the medicated ones dry my eyes out, so those aren't much good to me!

    I can't do allergy pills because every single one I've tried (probably all of them at this point) either knocks me out, aggravates my restless leg syndrome, or both. So vacuuming frequently, dusting, remembering to replace the AC filter,
    and keeping clothing and linens in storage containers as much as possible are my main solutions. And getting someone else to empty my vacuum canister...

    You didn't really say if you have your new home already chosen. Carpets are the enemy.

    Update us on the room filters. I've read so many conflicting opinions. I guess I need to check out the science. They never seemed worth the price to me, but something is better than nothing?
     
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