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Claritin D if I'm having a really bad day, regular Claritin if not. Also started using a nasal spray called Fluticasone which is a generic of... something I can't remember now.

Works wonders, I was able to actually go outside when the Cottonwoods were blooming and not be miserable.

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Cutting down scotch broom. avoid with less drugs.

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Claritin works pretty well. But you need to take it on a regular basis

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6/29/15 1:30 P

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Zyrtec works best although I found a Vicks Qlear Quil works well too. I agree with the one gals post - any day that is migraine free is an EXCELLENT day!

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The shots are a God send. This is my best spring since I quit them 10 years ago. Started back on shots in March and I cannot believe the difference.


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Shots work best. I actually need to get back into my doctor's office to get another one. I was using claritin for awhile, but that quick working. I'm using Allegra right now. Not sure what I'm going to get when I go to the store tomorrow, because I don't know if I can afford Allegra until next week.

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new here.
I use Benedryl only when I absolutly need it, broke out in welts(hives) from who knows what. sinuses acted real bad this spring and ended up with fluid in earfor a while.
use nettie pot oregano drops rolled around mouth and swallowed it thins muscus. and a little tea tree oil rubbed around on sinuses seemed to help as well for stuffy
eyes got milky to look through this year for about a week.
drinking water water Water!!! to combat thick mucus as well

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shots, zyrtec, benadryl and flonase

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cortisone creams when my skin erupts

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I use a Netipot 2x a day, an inhaler before going outside, Aerius first thing in the morning and 2x a day a RX nasal spray. But, I'm blessed to not need medications for anything else!

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I use Flonase Spray and Loratidine. I buy that over the counter at Sam's Club and get two bottles of 300 for $15.

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flonase (spelling ?) nasal spray

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I used to use Claritin D but I have been on a quest to try and be more healthy in everything I taken in to my body, so I quit taking the clartin d and only used my neti pot. It was rough going, I really only started to fill normal again after I started to take this great aloe vera vitamin called xfactor. Now I don't go a day without it! No more stuffy nose, no more headaches and congestion, its wonderful!



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4/3/15 8:08 P

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Hi people I'm new to this site I was wondering if your seasonal allergies gave you more migraines if any one has migraines..lol I take flonase

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Zyrtec and occasional Mucinex.

Alfalfa tablets do help dry out the sinuses, but isn't great if you have a sinus infection and need to drain them instead of drying them.

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10/14/14 9:18 P

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I've used allegra and zyrtec.

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10/14/14 9:02 P

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I have done allergy injections for nearly 6 years, take an over the counter brand of zyrtec (changed from Claritin a couple years ago), and also use a neti pot.

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10/13/14 12:14 P

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Loratadine, simply saline, and neti pot has worked well for me!

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9/21/14 9:10 A

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I use my Neti Pot every day. Have year-round allergies.

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I take Xyzal and have been on allergy shots for 5 years. The shots have helped A LOT!

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9/16/14 11:47 A

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I take singular, Xyzal, Veramyst, Symbicort, and Spiriva Handihaler which combined gives me water retention. Hate it.

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I am glad they were able to help you. All these allergies are so hard to pin down to one med that can help. i still get cortisone shots for the skin allergies every 3 months and I take Atarax and use Nasacort fir my nose but those nasal allergies have been very mild, seems like my body now shifted to the skin allergies. At least now i am comfortable. Have a great day. Very dry and lower 80s/upper 70s , windy so the pollen is flying. Georgine

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Hi everyone. I have allergic asthma. Currently I am getting 3 Xolair shots every 2 weeks. I have been getting them now for 5 months and they have been a god send. After not being able to breathe for a year and constantly fighting pneumonia I finally found a doctor that was able to get to the bottom of the problem. Getting insurance helped also to be able to afford specialist. I also take Zyrtec and have 4 different meds (inhalers and nebulizer) for breathing

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i know I have said i was on allergy shots for a long time and the allergist took me off so now it is the sking allergies bothering me most. I only had to pay $200 a shot, I can imagine what they are charging now.. but if they work they are worth it. Lots of wind here today so it will be blowing the pollen bothering a lot of people. all I have now is a drippy nose and some sneezing. . georgine

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I get allergy shots every two weeks and I also do sinus flushes when there is a lot of pollen in the air.

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i was going to mention the NeilMed Nasa Mist myself in this post. It is sitting right here by my computer where it is handy. It works very well. No drugs,

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I do sinus rinsing on a regular basis, especially in the height of allergy season here in FL! The best one I use is Neilmed sinus rinse, the one your squeeze yourself. Not the turbocharged one. It has kept me for years from not getting a sinus infection. Until this year, I slacked off and wham...got the infection.
It was a really BAD year here and from what I hear all over the country! I used assorted RX meds for my allergies. Have had them now for 16 years.

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When I was a kid, I took Sudafed, and I remember it worked very well. The last few years I moved and my allergies have returned, I've been taking Benedryl but it doesn't do much for sinus infections so I have resorted to using a neti pot for that and whenever I'm congested, this year my allergies seem to be the worst ever, Benedryl works mildly, I have an appointment in a month or so to try and get a prescription for allergy medication.

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I can't take more than on allegra a day as they are hard on the kidneys but so far have not needed it. I will check with my doctor about the pump. good to know about new things. thank you,

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These have helped me a lot: daily over-the-counter Allegra, daily prescription QNasl (a new corticosteroid pump nasal pump - not a sprary)

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I was so covered with skin rash that the salve or cream wasn't going to work unless i took a bath in it. It has to be a cortisone injection to knock out such a strong allergic reaction. I am still very comfortable, nothing has come back yet. i always hope it won't come back as it is miserable to live with. Georgine emoticon

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cortisone cream or lotion

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I had my cortisone shot for my skin allergies on the 17th and am still enjoying freedom from the dry itchy skin plus the cortisone helps the knee pain in my bad knee. emoticon

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as i said, I finally got a cortisone shot for these skin allergies on the 17th and every day i feel better, so wonderful to feel better! I also have had the worst skin flaking ever in my life!1 the flakes are on my glasses, my key board, the inside of my clothes--awful. I take Atarax for he itching which is also going away. My doctor re-newed my nasal spray. i have said i took the shots for years and the allergist said i didn't need them anymore????? Now all this skin stuff!!?? as i also said before, he said as i got older my allergies would get better. I am 73 and these skin allergies were driving me nuts!! Cortisone thins the skin and at my age that isn't good and I all but had to take a bath in it so that is why i am on cortisone shots every 3 months. My doctor ordered labs and found my vitamin D is just about zero, the joys of living in northern Minnesota and after a long frigid winter. I will see the dermatologist in JUne about this flaky skin unless the cortisone shot helps that. allergies sure make life miserable. Oh yes, the allergist did tell me my animal allergies were nearly gone and that was years ago, I won't give up my chocolate lab either!! Have a good day everyone, emoticon

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My allergies caused a stuffy nose, and watery eyes. I took some MusinexD and it cleared my the stuffiness. I still have the watery eyes and they burn a bit...so will now wear a face mask when i go walking. My doctor has me taking Citirizine and it is an OTC. prices vary. The cheapest place so far was a pharmacy a few blocks from where I live called Gibson's pharmacy and they deliver too

I now need something to take away the flakiness on my skin. I just started a skin care lotion that is fragrant free. I am allergic to all cleaning agents, most laundry soap, and bath soap. I can now only use natural soaps, or fragrant free dial, Shampoo is difficult to find fragrant free, but I found one that is good and it came from the bishop's storehouse. I was pleasantly surprised. I am allergic to nylons too, but today I chose to wear calve length nylons with my dress and put on lotion before putting on the nylon and found that it did not make me itch.

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Hello,

I too had really bad skin allergies. I grew into them when I was about 29. It was like a switch was flipped. I was getting hives from my chest up and my skin was peeling and cracking everywhere. I was taking so much Benadryl that the doctors told me I should have been able to put an elephant to sleep. It still didn't work. I found out it was my dog and grass. It got better after I started using Allergy 2 times a day and doing desensitization shots, but not before I had to go and see 3 different specialists and make them test me for everything. I made them not only do scratch tests which came back negative, but I had them do the injectable test as well. I also went to a dermatologist and they did a testing of dyes and chemicals on me. I did that 3 times. It took me over 6 months to finally figure out it was my dog and the grass. But I had to keep pushing because I knew it was an allergy even though no one would believe me. Keep the faith. Use cortisone on the really itch sore parts that start to crack and don't let up until they test you for everything.

I've been doing Allegra for 6 years and shots for just as long and have only minor irritations now in the spring and fall when the worst of the shedding and grasses hit. Soon I'm going to try stopping the shots to see if I'm truly good to go or if I need to continue it the rest of my life because I'm not getting rid of my co-pilot, my dog.

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4/19/14 8:20 P

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I finally saw my doctor and had a cortisone shot and i have no words to express how much better i feel as all these skin allergies are fading away! I may even enjoy Easter with family and can take a shower without coming out of it looking like I was burned. Nobody here ever seems to experience the skin allergies like I have been. So Happy Easter to you all!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I uses singulair, cetirizine, flonase everyday. Yesterday I when to the doctor and had to get a allergy shot. The pollen here in the southern Virginia is really bad this year. emoticon

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The doc had me on Claritin for a long time. Even before it was an over-the counter. My body got "used" to it, so it no longer worked for me. Now I'm using Zyrtec, and am using an over-the-counter nasal spray. It works great. I usually start taking the Zyrtec a couple of weeks before I know Spring is going to come. This way my body has enough of the Zyrtec in my system and hopefully won't have to fight sinus issues that usually turn into sinus infections.

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I take a combo of Allegra D and ADVAIR during my allergy seasons (including Christmas time because my kids "need" a real tree)

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My doctor told me to buy over the counter allergy pills called Cetirizine. I buy 100 pills for about $6.95 the price varies at different places...even Walmart could not meet the price of my pharmacy which id called Gibsons. I still use eyedrops during the day, but my nose does not seem all stuffy anymore because these pills are 24 hour acting. hope you can find this information useful.

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Hi People! I just joined your group recently
... spring is coming and with it yard work. I enjoy being out and planting pretty things but! everytime I do and everytime I mow the yard I have problems. I'm now taking Singulair and Nasonex at night, so we'll see if it helps.
I have asthma too so I'm on a few aerosol treatments a day, a once a day inhaler and have to carry a rescue inhaler.
When I take a walk, I'm not alone *wink*. I have my inhaler, my phone [just in case I need help], water, kleenex, eye drops, my pup on the end of a leash and my tracker on my foot. lol
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I had very bad untreated nasal and ocular allergies that caused polyps to form in my sinuses until I lost my sense of smell. I needed to have sinus surgery to cut them all out. The surgeon told me that unless I treat my allergies, they would grow back.

The biggest positive treatment for me has been allergy shots. I've noticed a big difference in my ocular symptoms since reaching my maintenance dose. I can now wear contacts comfortably for 8 hours, whereas before my eyes would hurt after 3 hours. I'd recommend it to anyone with environmental/seasonal allergies.

I was also placed on Claritin/Flonase and then Zyrtec/Flonase. I feel the Zyrtec works better for me because my worst allergens are indoors.

Two years after surgery, the polyps are only barely reforming, and the surgeon said that if I hadn't treated my allergies, I'd probably already need another surgery.

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I currently use generic Zyrtec and Singulair at night before bed. However, the Zyrtec is leaving me tired during the day and I am about to switch to OTC Allegra and try that for a month to see if it helps. During peak seasons/symptoms, i have to add generic Clairitin in the morning along with a nasal spray such as Nasonex.

My biggest problem remains red, itchy eyes that frequently become infected. Eye drops help very little, but I do find relief by rinsing my eyes with sentive saline 3-4 daily.

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