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Old 04-13-2013, 11:57 AM
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I have never really had a huge problem with allergies but the pollen this year is killing me! Before I would just take Claritin daily during the spring and everything would be fine but this year it just isn't working! I don't think I slept three hours last night. One minute I am sneezing and my nose is running and then it's stopped up and I can breath! Last night my wife went by the drug store and they recommended I try Allegra. I took one as soon as she got home and as of now it really isn't working either. Anyone else having problems and if so what are you doing???
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Flonase spray. Prescription from the doc.
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been wrecking havoc on our family, I had to get special eye drops because they were driving me crazy
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Welcome to the party!!!!

I have been taking allergy meds 3-5 times a week since January.
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Find a local beekeeper and purchase raw honey from him/her....I have bees and have many customers that swear by local raw honey for allergy problems. Most take a tablespoon or two a day..I'm told that your body builds up a resistance to the pollens contained within the raw honey over time. NOTE: do not put it in hot tea as it affects the pollen negatively. Also name brand store purchased honey is heated during processing so again all the "good for you" stuff has been neutralized. Health food stores will sometimes carry LOCAL raw honey. Just make sure to read label and confirm it was produced in your area.

I myself although I produce a lot of honey don't eat a lot of it..however I used to suffer severe allergy symptoms prior to getting into bees...I guess just being in an out of the hives, constanly around the blooming trees, and eating some honey I can tell you I do not have any spring allergy symtoms anymore... I guess there might be something to the positve effects of LOCAL raw honey.

Good luck, allergies suck!! I wish I could find something natural to get rid of cat allergies cause cats REALLY tear me up.
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Nasal rinse daily with saline. Washes the pollen out of the sinuses...
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The pollen count hit 8500 in ATL this week.....you could taste the stuff and your crap was yellow.
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The pollen count hit 8500 in ATL this week.....you could taste the stuff and your crap was yellow.
We're a bit farther south than BHM/ATL, and our pollen is going down. Two weeks ago it was over 10000 and today it's 9500, so there's light at the end of the tunnel for us
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yeah, it's bad, go to your doc and get a kenalog or steroid shot, it's temporary but should get you by the worst of it, if it were just itching eyes try drinking a shot of apple cider vinerar and water
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Some very good advice here. Flonase> nasal steroid and takes about 7 days to start really working. AND you have to use it everyday. Allegra is the top non-sedating antihistamine and is available generically. Look for fexofinadine. Nasal saline spray is very good as one poster said to clean the mucus membranes and dissolve out old dried mucus. And no side effects. Well, I guess you could theoretically drown... kidding. But just spray it. No need to inhale it. It only needs to go about 2 in into your nostril.
If you're really hurting then go see your doc and maybe they'll give you a shot of a steroid, prednisolone is one, and that can get most folks by for a few weeks.
FYI, if you have lots of sinus pressure don't assume you have a sinus infection. It's sinus congestion usually and antibiotics, even the infamous Z Pack, are worthless.
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Find a local beekeeper and purchase raw honey from him/her....I have bees and have many customers that swear by local raw honey for allergy problems. Most take a tablespoon or two a day..I'm told that your body builds up a resistance to the pollens contained within the raw honey over time. NOTE: do not put it in hot tea as it affects the pollen negatively. Also name brand store purchased honey is heated during processing so again all the "good for you" stuff has been neutralized. Health food stores will sometimes carry LOCAL raw honey. Just make sure to read label and confirm it was produced in your area.

I myself although I produce a lot of honey don't eat a lot of it..however I used to suffer severe allergy symptoms prior to getting into bees...I guess just being in an out of the hives, constanly around the blooming trees, and eating some honey I can tell you I do not have any spring allergy symtoms anymore... I guess there might be something to the positve effects of LOCAL raw honey.

Good luck, allergies suck!! I wish I could find something natural to get rid of cat allergies cause cats REALLY tear me up.
This has been de-bunked a few times I wish it worked.

I take zyrtec, every few years I have to change though
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Pollen Index in Pensacola: 9.5 (9500)
Type: Oak, Cedar, Juniper and Mulberry
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This has been de-bunked a few times I wish it worked.

I take zyrtec, every few years I have to change though

I don't disagree, and I know it has been debunked... but so has Chiropractic care..however people swear by chiropractic care and the positive effects that are garnered. I know how bad allergies can be...I have had bad allergies my entire life, as a child until my teenage years I received weekly allergy shots. I however have a lot of customers who swear by the honey for allergies...figured I would offer up the option because according to some it works for them. Me I don't know if it works or not...and I produce a lot of honey...but I can tell you that since I have been "playing" with the bees my pollen allergies have mysteriously disappeared..COMPLETELY... and I don't consume a lot of honey..can it be explained, I don't know...just an option that apparently works for others...might work for someone else. By the way neither Zyrtec, or Flonase helped me at all...I believe but not sure that it was Claratin worked for about 2 years then ceased to help much at all.
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I swear they do something to the food to promote allergies and its secretly sponsored by the drug companies. I never had allergies up until my later 20s and it would hit me hard. My nose would flow like a faucet, literally. I had to keep paper towels around me at all times at work. Back then nothing worked, just pills that made me sleepy. One day I was at 7-11 and they had an herbal/natural allergy pill on the shelf. I gave it a shot, in 2 days it was all cleared up and for a few years after words I barely had any allergies if I did they were minor and didnt affect me. Then they came back again. Claritin never worked, tried other stuff, didnt work. Allergra worked for some time, sometimes Zyrtec. Sometimes nothing works and have to suffer thru.

Ive been told you can go see a specialist for it, they figure out what you are allergic to exactly to and then actually try and treat it not just cover it with a pill for a day. But I heard its pretty bad cause they basically stick you with whatever bothers you and make your body react to it on its own.
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Living on Claritin-D. Car washed yesterday is yellow with pollen today
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