(Closed) Allergies! :-(

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
Member
2091 posts
Buzzing bee

So far I’ve found the best allergy meds to be the Walmart brand, Equate. The extra-strength non drowsy ones? They’re in a white box, with an orange foil package. And they’re amazing, I take 2 and I’m good for 12+ hours.

Post # 5
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8354 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Alavert; all the way!!!

It is the only thing that works for me, and I swear as soon as I put one of those little tablets in my mouth, it starts working right away.

Post # 6
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1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Different allergy symptoms respond better to different medications.  For example, itchy eyes might respond best to an eye drop and congestion might respond best to a decongesant.  I would recommend going to the pharmacy and talking to the pharmacist about the best options for you with your situation.

Post # 7
Member
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Zyrtec. It takes care of my stuffy nose/ sneezing within about 20 minutes.

It’s really expensive, but wow it works.

Post # 8
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61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have terrible seasonal allergies. I was a long time benadryl (twice a day) user and it was usually worked well unless I was outside for a long period of time. I got prescription Flonase and it didn’t work at all for me and made me nauseous. I just switched to Zyrtec and it seems pretty good. Good luck! I feel your pain!

Post # 9
Bee
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I take Zyrtec and usually it’s great for me, but this season has been killer!  Nothing helps :(.  I have been hearing that it is an unusually bad allergy season this year, so we’re all in this together!

Post # 10
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1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have crazy allergies to everything from pets to food and seasonal allergies to.

I find aerius the best! 24h pills!

Post # 11
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71 posts
Worker bee

Zyrtec is a godsend during allergy season!  There is actually an generic brand at Sam’s club that I also use called cetirizine (it’s an off-brand Zyrtec)  You get 350 pills for around 17 bucks!  And the best part…they actually work! Well for me at least.  I hate allergy season…ugh

Post # 12
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273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i use zyrtec for bad days and i also have a spoonful of local honey in a cup of tea each day.   i read that adding local honey helps decrease seasonally allergies so i tried it and it’s worked for me so far.  something about the pollen and bees.  it’s certainly worth a shot!

Post # 14
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916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have terrible nasal allergies where I get into sneezing fits for at least 20-30 minutes sometimes. It is horrible. I recently went to the doctor and was prescribed nasenex and astepro nasal sprays. I found out I am allergic to the nasenex unfortunately so I had to stop taking it and the astepro seems to help, but I can only take it at night cuz it makes me sleepy. As far as OTC meds go, Sinex tablets really seem to help me.

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