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Old 03-25-2012, 04:51 PM   #26
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my allergist and ent told me that it can take up to 2 weeks for OTC allergy pills to work. If you combine with a prescription nose spray (flonase, avamys, nasonex, omnaris, etc), your chances are better.

also, if you do a nasal rinse before bed, take an allergy pill, and use the nose spray...in a week or two you should notice a difference.

Beware of taking allergy pills with "D" or "extra strength"...read the label and avoid pseudoephedrine. This shit is bad for you and you should NOT take it for more than a few days.

allergies will be the end of me, i swear. never had an issue until my early 20s. I am also starting shot next week for indoor allergies.
pseudoephedrine is not particularly bad is it? i know it makes you drowsy but i agree, medications such as benadryl are temporary relief meds that should not be taken for too long.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:53 PM   #27
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never had a problem in my life, but since yesterday, I can't seem to stop sneezing, eyes are itchy and I have a runny nose. not sure if i'm getting sick or allergies...
make sure you clean your hands before rubbing your eyes and what not. that's why so many people get sick during allergy season because it turns into a cold from easy bacterial entry usually through eyes nose and mouth.
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Having really bad allergies this past week, going to see a doctor tomorrow.

In the mean time, neti pot + allergy meds + paper stuffed in nose = temporary relief
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:36 PM   #29
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never had a problem in my life, but since yesterday, I can't seem to stop sneezing, eyes are itchy and I have a runny nose. not sure if i'm getting sick or allergies...
allergies can start at anytime. my mom was never allergic to peanuts before and now she is.
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anyone know where to get a food allergy test done?
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People have allergists?


technically he is called a immunologist....and where else am I suppose to have the allergy scratch test done?

I have an ENT as well...do I need to explain that as well?

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pseudoephedrine is not particularly bad is it? i know it makes you drowsy but i agree, medications such as benadryl are temporary relief meds that should not be taken for too long.
pseudoephedrine is a stimulant. it does work...but it has adverse effect. Pseudoephedrine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:13 PM   #32
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I started getting my spring allergies about 3 weeks ago. Some days I'll be fine but others it'll hit me head on. Been taking reactine 24 hr non drowsy when I need to. It works pretty well for about 12 hrs. I don't usually have allergies all spring and summer tho so I'm hoping they will hurry up and pass quickly.
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anyone know where to get a food allergy test done?
I would like to know also please
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:37 PM   #35
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^ I am pretty sure you can go to any natural or holistic doctor/clinic to have it done.

allergist do it to, but you need to referral from your GP.
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stop taking pharmaceutical stuff. they will cure you now but in the long run they are bad for you.

go to your doctor and get an allergy test. but don't buy what they prescribe you. just eat healthy food.
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So what do you guys think is the best allergy med? Allegra-D?
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stop taking pharmaceutical stuff. they will cure you now but in the long run they are bad for you.

go to your doctor and get an allergy test. but don't buy what they prescribe you. just eat healthy food.
So just wondering where you get your bs misinformation from? Seriously, people who are not healthcare professionals should stop pretending they know what they're talking about.
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stop taking pharmaceutical stuff. they will cure you now but in the long run they are bad for you.

go to your doctor and get an allergy test. but don't buy what they prescribe you. just eat healthy food.
look what happened to steve jobs with the same mentality
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i keep forgetting i have spring allergies... always creeps up on me
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look what happened to steve jobs with the same mentality
what's the story behind that?
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:46 PM   #43
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Pollen nicotine dust and mold are my allergies. I just wash my face, rinse my eyes and nose (snort warm water) regularily and wash my hands regularily and seldom need to take allergy pills as a result.
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my buddy with extremely harsh allergies taught me this trick

for insatiably itchy eyes: cut a potato in half and place the flesh of the potato against the eye. the starch alleviates the itchiness

for extremely itchy throats: eat food with lots of fibre (ie. apples, oatmeal, popcorn).

i havent tried these methods myself but i hope it helps some of you in times of desperation

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I've tried a Neti-Pot and flushed out my nose and nazal cavaity once/twice a day - it does wonders, especially if you've been all congested and sneezing. It also helps with the puffy eyes.

Otherwise I take a Reactine/Claratin 12hr twice a day (I find it works better than the 24hr stuff) and carry a nasal spray whenever it hits me hard.

I had allergy tests done a few years ago - it was worse than putting up with an entire year of allergies! My arm swelled up 3x it's normal size, and I itched and sneezed for days on end. Not recommended IMHO.
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i just got some bee propolis extract... this stuff is supposed to contain some bee pollen or something that will cure allergies to pollen i've heard.. i just took a few drops with water, sure taste like shit and ill probably never wanna take it again unless i have to... cant say if it works or not since i just tried it like 5 mins ago but it seems like my allergies are gone, no more itchy nose and eyes, not sure if placebo effect or not...
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^ does it work for congestion?
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i cant really tell right now, i just tried it 5 mins ago for the first time... ill update in a few days or so
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just a question regarding allergist, do u need a recommendation from a GP first? i love eating crab but i think i have slowly developed an allergy to it. might need to get an allergy test done.
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