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    Allergy time

    OTC Claritin non drowsy seems to do the trick. Neti pot worked for a little while but even that doesn't seem to do anything on the really bad days. Anyone else have any other solutions?
    Yesterday was horrible and today is the worst its been in a long time. I went onto weather.com and at the top of the page-
    THE POLLEN FORECAST FOR ANKENY IS VERY HIGH
    No **** sherlock, my nose could tell you that.


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    Re: Allergy time

    I've found the drowsy stuff works best for me, like Benadryl. I only have allergies in the fall though thankfully.



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    I thought my body was going to completely shut down after running this morning. Couldn't tell if it was allergies or if I am getting sick, either way this sucks!



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    Re: Allergy time

    Colds and flu are hitting folks hard now too. You may have some touch of that on top of allergies.



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    Allergies are full in effect right now. It sucks. Zyrtec D is my friend for the mean time.



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    Re: Allergy time

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    OTC Claritin non drowsy seems to do the trick. Neti pot worked for a little while but even that doesn't seem to do anything on the really bad days. Anyone else have any other solutions?
    Yesterday was horrible and today is the worst its been in a long time. I went onto weather.com and at the top of the page-
    THE POLLEN FORECAST FOR ANKENY IS VERY HIGH
    No **** sherlock, my nose could tell you that.
    For OTC, Claritin did a nice job for me. But alas, it was just a gateway drug. It still helps me more than anything OTC, but it doesn't totally get the job done. I've graduated on to Nasonex and haven't looked back. That stuff totally eliminates my symptoms with no side effects that I have experienced. Good stuff if you need something a little stronger.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Colds and flu are hitting folks hard now too. You may have some touch of that on top of allergies.
    Thanks Debby Downer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    Thanks Debby Downer.
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    I've been fighting the allergies for 3 weeks now, so has my cat - poor guy.


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    Re: Allergy time

    This isn't so much the time of year I deal with the sneezing or sniffles, but it is the time of year when my eczema pops up (the doctor told me it's allergy-related). I go one week without taking my Allegra (because I ran out and got too busy to stop by the drugstore and get some) and the blisters began showing up on my hands and feet. Now it consistently feels like I've got something in between my toes - oh well, hydrocortizone is going to be my best friend for the next several weeks...


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    Re: Allergy time

    I don't have allergies until late May-early June. Then Claritin leftover from my dad's allergies come in handy.



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    Re: Allergy time

    One thing I try to do to stay ahead of allergies is use (OTC) saline spray on a regular basis. Helps keep the sinus infections at bay and keeps the sinuses "clean."



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    Re: Allergy time

    I find Colt 45 and whiskey do the job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nedrick View Post
    One thing I try to do to stay ahead of allergies is use (OTC) saline spray on a regular basis. Helps keep the sinus infections at bay and keeps the sinuses "clean."
    I agree with this. Its amazing how I can be congested and do a saline rinse..10-15 minutes later I feel relief. Its not as instant as Afrin, but its a more natural approach. Usually after afrin wears off I feel stuffier than I did before. With the saline rinse thing I dont get that.



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    Re: Allergy time

    Claritin is crap in my opinion, my doctor even said it wasn't worth my time. Zyrtec is now OTC and it has changed my life, seriously. It's more expensive than Claritin, but for good reason.


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