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PIGGYWAY
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SISTER WEAR THEM

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I appreciate that answer Cat. I wear RGPs and still can't really find drops that work well. This one brand "Blink" does a great job of rewetting, but doesn't really help during allergy season. Best of luck to you during this particular season.

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2/28/14 10:18 P

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Moving into one of my peak seasons for allergies and hoping to maintain my progress, but I'm waking with eye goo.

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Hi, PATMAY5 I think the rewetting solution was Clear eyes contact lens multi action relief. Hope this helps'

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Hi CATSNKT,

Last October you mentioned that you'd found a rewetting solution. Does it specifically help with allergies and your contacts? What is it, if you don't mind me asking? I may have to try the hot pack on really bad days too.

I never really got into the habit of echinacea ......... until this year, and I think it might help. Time will tell.

Thanks for any info you share.

Pat



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1/28/14 9:49 P

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With the cold weather we're having, I've been using hot packs before and after I walk. It has really helped my sinuses!

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1/19/14 9:40 P

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I may try the hot pack. Thanks.

Edited by: CATSNKT at: 1/20/2014 (23:50)
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Have a dry eye condition exacerbated by allergies.. Much improved with daily hot pack (rice in sock in microwave) on eyelids for 10 minutes to get oils running. Also am using Systane Balance drops 3 times a day. Tested for and diagnosed with dry mouth/dry eye and take Salagen or generic Pilocarpine to increase fluid in eyes/mouth.. miracuous !



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Just getting over a cold and having a great day.

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Visine extreme care for redness an hour before putting in contacts works wonders!

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First day of the New Year. I'm running a humidifier and it seems to help the eyes and the sinuses. Added benefit, my skin is loving it.

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I used to have chronic sinus infections too. I started using a neti pot to rinse my sinuses with warm salty water. It has really made a difference.

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I started using a sinus rinse at least twice a month when I'm healthy. It has keep me from having sinus infections ( I had chronic sinus infections before that...6-8 a year).

When I start to get a cold I do them every other day to once a week minimum.

My allergies became so bad I started getting allergy shots last year. The best thing I ever did, as I can now go into a house with a dog that sheds and only need a 24hr allergy pill. I used to take 2 benedryl, 24 hr allergy pill and use inhaler while I was visiting in-laws due to their dogs.

Now I can have dogs that don't shed again (I became allergic to them also in the last few years if they were wet (from rain or bath)..

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11/25/13 7:51 P

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Another great day!

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Today, it was smoke that got to me. Runny nose and rheumy eyes were not controlled by medication.

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Dry eyes and lots of drops.

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emoticon Finally, cooler weather and fewer allergens; I am truly comfortable today.

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emoticon Great day!

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emoticon Cooler weather allowed for a longer walk. I did about 4 miles on the beach with resistance and felt great. The salt air always helps my sinuses. Then I got home and clogged up.

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So far so good; clear eyes today.

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Stuffy nose and irritated eyes today. Drops not working, pills helping.

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emoticon A great day with minimum allergy symptoms.

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emoticon My allergies were in full gear when I woke. I tried antihistamine drops this morning, then waited an hour before inserting my contact lenses. So far so good.

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I only used drops once today.

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Dry itchy eye day.

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I have found a rewetting solution that lets me wear my contact lenses all day!

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It's a tough balance to achieve. The humidity goes up and my allergies are worse and my eyes are irritated. When the humidity goes down, my eyes are dry.

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Air is drying here in upstate NY. Have to get some eye drops emoticon

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Traveling this week, the drier air has helped my sinus problem. I can breathe!

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Today I had to take my contact lenses out early and use drops. I'm also having sinus drainage.

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Thanks. I've had 2 sinus surgeries, it's just this area...

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It really is that time of year. So sorry you're having trouble.

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I've been on an antibiotic for a few days now. Awful sinus infection.

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I'm not wearing my contacts today. The pollen count is way too high.

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CATSNKT: You are most certainly welcome emoticon

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I steamed over hot water with eucalyptus oil today. It seems to help. Thanks for the tip.

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My allergies certainly reduce my contact lens wear, but I haven't had a sinus infection since I started using a neti pot with warm water and salt.

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Boy that's the truth, I've been lucky if they last a week lately, I'm used to them lasting a least a month sometimes a month and a half


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I have awful sinus and allergy pain today. I took Sudafed but am still suffering. Eye drops usually work for me. Have you tried steaming your face over a few drops of eucalyptus oil in a bowl hot water? That helps open my my nasal passages.

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My allergies are constant, but sometimes they are worse than at other times. High pollen counts and molds particularly effect me. I use drops, but sometimes they don't make a difference. How do you deal with this problem.

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