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30-06-2014, 08:34 AM   #1

hayfever


Morning everyone.

Thought I would start a thread on something which prevents alot of us enjoying the summer weather and maybe share tips on how to get relief from it


At the moment, I am using loratadine tables, nose spray and now a nose vapour along side it. Not getting alot of relief. (all products are over the counter)

What are other people using and is it helping?



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30-06-2014, 11:54 AM   #2

Re: hayfever


Pamela, so sorry you are suffering. Being a life long asthmatic I also have allergies but many years ago I had allergy testing done on NHS and got a course of immunisation jabs. My allergies are very common, grass pollen and house dust mite. Even though it was over 40 years ago, I think I still have benefit from it. I do top up with loratadine (buy very cheaply online) and take one every night. I understand that a teaspoonful of honey a day may help, if pollen is your allergen. I've also heard that Vitamin B (like in Brewer's yeast tablets) can help but I think you need to start taking them before the pollen season starts.

If I were you, I think I'd go to your GP as the loratadine isn't working for you and you probably need a stronger prescription antihistamine, especially if you want to start running. I guess the pollen season is later in Scotland?



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30-06-2014, 01:33 PM   #3

Re: hayfever


Thanks angie. Got the doctors tomorrow morning. I'm allergic to the cats just now because of it and it's getting to me that I can't cuddle them.



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30-06-2014, 03:52 PM   #4

Re: hayfever


I suffer with hayfever but relatively mildly. It may be worth contacting your doctor as something like fexofenadine, which I believe is a prescription only medication could be prescribed, probably more effective that over the counter remedies. Hope you find something that helps as it is miserable.



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25-07-2014, 10:15 AM   #5

Re: hayfever


i got different tablets from the doctors, ones i have never heard of. they have worked great along with the nose spray they gave me



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25-07-2014, 05:22 PM   #6

Re: hayfever


Good news, Pamela - one problem solved! Is cat cuddling comfy again???



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