Post # 1
I’ve been having bad allergies this season. It’s the typical itchy eyes and congestion. I don’t like to take allergy medication because it makes me feel loopy, but it’s generally not that much of a problem since I live in a city and work in an office building and just am not too exposed to outdoor allergens. However, we’re getting married in 3 weeks in an outdoor ceremony two hours ourside of the city.
Does anyone have suggestions for dealing with allergies without taking oral medications? Any good eye drops or nose spray or natural remedies?
Post # 3
Maybe you could go see an allergist and explain the situation. I’m sure there has to be something out there they could prescribe that wont make you loopy or drowsy.
Post # 4
You should try nasal rinses. They really clear out your sinuses. Have you tried Zyrtec? I haven’t had any of the loopy feelings with that like with Benadryl.
Post # 5
I am so glad you asked this because I have recently found a miracle product to help with my allergies. It’s a nasal spray called NasalCrom. It’s prescription strength but can be found over the counter. It’s different than other nasal sprays – it’s not a steriod spray and doesn’t become addictive or anything. You use it 3-4 times a day to prevent allergies from bothering you, and it’s recommended that you start using it a week or two before you come in contact with allergens. This has seriously been a miracle for me…I use it in combination with Zytrec. Check it out!
Post # 6
I’ve had good luck with Claritin, which is an oral med available at the drugstore or Target or whatever, but does not make drowsy or loopy at all like Benadryl does. You have to take it daily during allergy season, and for me, my symptoms start getting much better after a week or so.
Post # 7
Zyrtec is immediate relief, but can make you drowsy. Claritin-D is a good alternative, but takes your body a few days to build up its immunity. Flonase is a good nasal spray and I concur with Miss AsB – nasal rinses like SinuCleanse are great for relieving sinus congestion!!
Post # 8
I love reactin and I have never had any side affects from them!
The best eye drops I have used were visine allergy – they burn like an MF when you put them in but it is heaven afterwards! Just don’t use it with contacts in -put them in after the eyedrops!
Post # 9
Great- I’m going to order some of these suggestions right now! Thanks!
Post # 10
I have the worst allergies ever! I get allergy shots to help the problem, but I tested off the charts for lots of things – trees, dust, pollen, mold, pet dander, and the list goes on and on.
Here are things that work for me:
– Sinus rinse/Netti pot – its gross, but it cleans all of the pollen out of my nose and sinuses. I do this daily, and twice a day if things are really bad.
– Zyrtec. It doesn’t make me drowsey or loopy at all and it lasts for 24 hours.
– nasal steriod – prescription only, but works so well.
See if you can get into an allergist. They have all sorts of things that could help you!
Post # 11
If you can buy local RAW honey (if you are not allergic to honey!) and take a tsp-Tbsp (I actually forget how much he takes) each day, that has been helping my husband with his allergies. So if you can find the Raw honey where your wedding is that might help you too. Good luck! 🙂