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Allergies suck!!!

Postby boxman180 » Jun 26th, 2017, 11:44 pm

Just wondering how people with allergies are coping right now? My wife is having the worst allergy season ever! My son also has them but not as bad. We think the dog is partly to blame but they feel miserable no matter where they go. Medicine only seems to help for a couple of hours for slight relief but also hurts her stomach. Any advice? She has tried eating local honey but it does nothing.

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Re: Allergies suck!!!

Postby Temet Nosce » Jun 27th, 2017, 5:57 am

It has been the worst allergy year ever for many of my friends and family. My guess (just a guess) it is not the dog unless she has had pet allergies all along. It is a very bad year and sorry no suggestions other than maybe a trip to the doctor. It seems (after trying many allergy medications) the only allergy medication that my family has found 'a little' relief with is Benadryl ...but often have to tolerate the drowsy side effect which can be manageable if taken at night. I would ask the Doctor--especially what is best for treatment in children/youth before starting any medication. Good Luck

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Re: Allergies suck!!!

Postby gman313 » Jun 27th, 2017, 8:53 am

boxman180 wrote:Just wondering how people with allergies are coping right now? My wife is having the worst allergy season ever! My son also has them but not as bad. We think the dog is partly to blame but they feel miserable no matter where they go. Medicine only seems to help for a couple of hours for slight relief but also hurts her stomach. Any advice? She has tried eating local honey but it does nothing.


my understanding with those allergy medications is they need to be taken consistently, not just for flare ups - a pharmacist should probably confirm this though.... might help?

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Re: Allergies suck!!!

Postby jimmy4321 » Jun 27th, 2017, 9:44 am

June it's pretty bad, also late summer into Sept.
Knowing this, as soon as allergies kick in I got to start taking whatever non drowsy over the counter concoction i like before i'm clogged up, cause it takes a nights sleep to chill out the sinuses on that first dose to feel relief in the morning.
Everyone is different though - yeah allergies suck!

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Re: Allergies suck!!!

Postby Lady tehMa » Jun 28th, 2017, 6:43 am

boxman180 wrote:Just wondering how people with allergies are coping right now? My wife is having the worst allergy season ever! My son also has them but not as bad. We think the dog is partly to blame but they feel miserable no matter where they go. Medicine only seems to help for a couple of hours for slight relief but also hurts her stomach. Any advice? She has tried eating local honey but it does nothing.


http://www.kelownaallergy.com/page5.html

Dr. Reeves is a great allergist, she can identify serious issues. My husband went through desensitisation shots about 20 years ago, and it did increase his tolerance towards local pollens. That was with Dr. Arkenstall, who had the practice before Dr. Reeves.

If your wife is having issues, make sure she's not the one doing the dusting and vacuuming - get anyone else to do it. Make sure your vents are vacuumed out, keep the house free of triggers. Make sure your furnace filter is clean if you have A/C.

This is a bad year. If you have a Costco membership, go to the pharmacy and ask for Novopheneram. It is an inexpensive allergy pill that seems to have less side effects. My dad takes them, told me about it. He's on all sorts of meds for issues, including COPD. It may be that it will be gentler for her. And it really does work :)
I haven't failed until I quit.

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Re: Allergies suck!!!

Postby Beverl » Jul 5th, 2017, 8:29 pm

I'm allergic to dust. I don't take any medicine, I accepted it as a part of life.
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Re: Allergies suck!!!

Postby WeatherWoman » Jul 8th, 2017, 10:02 pm

I am allergic to everything except food.

Drinking 1 tbsp of raw organic apple cider vinegar in 10 oz of fruit tea with unpasteurized honey twice a day had helped. I still have to take my allergy meds everyday but they are better.
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