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Old 24.03.2009, 14:36
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Re: Hay Fever - Antihistamines

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Yes, I have tried them. Sorry for the following description, but this is what happened.

I found that once your nose gets itchy in anyway and starts to run. It blocks the filters and you have to clean them or throw them away. For me at least they were rather useless. Still I had to try.
thanks for the quick reply! where did u get them? i also have to try, its that bad

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Old 24.03.2009, 14:59
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Re: Hay Fever - Antihistamines

Hi,. I have been suffering for a long time with hayfever' (as most of you probably have), and last season I had a cortizone jab which was supposed to last the whole season.It lasted a month with me after which the doc suggested a cortizone nasal spray. Combined with eye drops and Claryityn derivative,(which i buy from Tescos when in England),I`m ready for the worst.
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Old 24.03.2009, 15:56
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Re: Hay Fever - Antihistamines

I got them from some website in the UK. Sorry I cannot remember the name it was three years ago at least.
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Old 25.03.2009, 09:05
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Re: Hay Fever - Antihistamines

For the home, you can get screens for the windows, which are just like the fly screens, but designed for Pollen. Sold in the same places you can get the fly screens from.

This means you can open your windows without worring about the pollen coming in.
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Old 25.03.2009, 09:20
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Re: Hay Fever - Antihistamines

I would really be interested in that, if anyone has any suggestions where to get some. If it keeps out the pollen and the mozzies that would be fantastic.
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Old 25.03.2009, 11:04
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Re: Hay Fever - Antihistamines

These screens have helped me much. I've bought them in Germany at Aldi. They are cheap and a package serves to cover two standard or three small windows.
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Old 25.03.2009, 11:22
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Re: Hay Fever - Antihistamines

is anyone already suffering from hay fever? i read in 20mins, that the pollen situation is gonna be quite bad this year....
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Old 25.03.2009, 11:27
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Re: Hay Fever - Antihistamines

I already started one thread on this very topic 5 days ago

http://www.englishforum.ch/family-ma...hay-fever.html
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Old 25.03.2009, 11:34
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Re: Hey Hay Fever?

i've become symptomatic already. for me, dry eyes, skin gets all sensitive and shortness of breath.
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Old 25.03.2009, 11:45
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I would really be interested in that, if anyone has any suggestions where to get some. If it keeps out the pollen and the mozzies that would be fantastic.
I've seen them in the DIY shops, Jumbo, Coop Bau&Hobby, Migros etc.. Usually with the fly screens. In our local Jumbo they used to have 2 makes and for some reason located them in different parts of the shop.

I plan ot visit Jumbo later this week and will keep an eye out for them.
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Old 25.03.2009, 21:39
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Re: Hey Hay Fever?

Yep.. me too.. but a cold snap and then rain is perfect after sudden warm weather. Hopefully those of us who suffer 'early' in the season will be lucky.
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Old 29.03.2009, 11:41
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Re: Hey Hay Fever?

Apparently if you eat a spoonful of LOCAL honey every day throughout the year this really helps to build up your immunity to the local pollen hence you react less strongly when the hay feaver season starts. Although this won't help suffers for this season it might help for next year. Simple, but worth a try.
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Apparently if you eat a spoonful of LOCAL honey every day throughout the year this really helps to build up your immunity to the local pollen hence you react less strongly when the hay feaver season starts. Although this won't help suffers for this season it might help for next year. Simple, but worth a try.
Does it also help to build up immunity against honeybees in summer?

I started sneezing yesterday as well... aarrgghh. I like either warm or cold weather but nothing inbetween with darn rainfalls and plenty of germs/bugs running around

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Alergy - Antihistaminic

Hello,

I was looking forward for the sun!! And now...I got it but it came with the stupid alergy. I can not stop to sneeze and I am running nose all day.
F°&*ç£!

It is possible to buy antihistaminic in the pharmacy without a doctor prescription?? I was buying those in UK with no problem but I do not know in here.

Has any of you the same problem?? How you feel?

Tahnks and take care!!

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Old 14.04.2009, 16:59
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Re: Hay Fever - Antihistamines

does anyone have any idea about the "half-life" of pollen allergies? as in, if i inhaled pollen and became symptomatic, and then started wearing an oxygen mask (ok, face mask), how long before the existing pollen in my lungs wear off their effect?
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is anyone already suffering from hay fever? i read in 20mins, that the pollen situation is gonna be quite bad this year....
Never get it but this year I have.. for weeks now I'm sneezing like crazy, itchy eyes and feels like I've a constant cold. How long does it last? I'm guessing the rain coming this week will calm the pollen down and give some relief..no?
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Re: Hay Fever - Antihistamines

Is it me or is just a TOTAL NIGHTMARE for Hay Fever sufferers this year??

I'm popping Cet eco and it helps but...
I pop one at 2000hrs and I'm asleep within 30 minutes for 10 hours!!

Anyone else having this problem?
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Is it me or is just a TOTAL NIGHTMARE for Hay Fever sufferers this year??

I'm popping Cet eco and it helps but...
I pop one at 2000hrs and I'm asleep within 30 minutes for 10 hours!!

Anyone else having this problem?
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....................
Cet eco is a killer... it's active ingredient doesn't just make me drowsy, it makes me lose the will to live. I recall a moment last year when I was taking Cet eco for my allergies, and while I was in Coop I was literally fighting the urge to huddle up into a ball behind the vegetable section and fall asleep. I even took one sick day from work due to feeling all funny before realizing that my problems were related to my allergy drugs, and not some systemic illness.

I had a discussion with my local pharmacist and she switched me to Lorado, which has a different active ingredient from Cet eco. I'm still slightly sneezy with itchy eyes, but I'm much better than without drugs, and no drowsiness whatsoever.

You don't need to try Lorado specifically, as this simply the name of the generic manufacturer of this drug in the pharmacy I go to: different pharmacies might carry the same drug under a different name, but the effect will be the same. So as long as you explain to the pharmacist that Cet eco is killing you and you'd like an alternative, they should fix you up with the right stuff.

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Is it me or is just a TOTAL NIGHTMARE for Hay Fever sufferers this year??

I'm popping Cet eco and it helps but...
I pop one at 2000hrs and I'm asleep within 30 minutes for 10 hours!!

Anyone else having this problem?
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....................

I just arrived 3 weeks ago and my hayfever has been a nightmare every single day... Dont think i've had it this bad for years....Some days I want to scratch my eyes out... I take an American allergy med which contains Diphenhydramine hydrochloride... Only take it just before bed because it makes you comatose... It really dries you out though and makes me feel much better.
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Re: Hay Fever - Antihistamines

mine is pretty bad too, although i use nasonex, a topical steroid for inside the nose, and while I don't like steroids in general, this really helps me. I used to take loratidine (claritin) in the US and that worked pretty well. I can't handle a lot of antihistamines - for example, benadryl can make my heart race. Too much fun. SO I just drink lots of water and do my out doors stuff early in the day.
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