(Closed) Allergies- what do you use?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: What do you do to control your nasal allergy symptoms
    Allegra : (6 votes)
    6 %
    Zyrtec : (22 votes)
    23 %
    Benedryl : (12 votes)
    13 %
    Claritin : (13 votes)
    14 %
    Singulair : (9 votes)
    9 %
    Nasal spray : (14 votes)
    15 %
    Non-medicinal method, i.e., neti-pot, salt rinses... : (11 votes)
    11 %
    Other- please describe : (9 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 4
    1890 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Zyrtec and Singulair every night, and I try to take Claritin if I’m going to someone’s house that has cats. 

    You might want to look into allergy pillow covers if you don’t use them, they go on your pillow underneath the pillowcase.  And replace your pillows every few months, they basically turn into a breeding ground for dust mites–gross.

    Post # 5
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I use loratadine which is generic Claratin.  Much less expensive!  My daughter used to use the same thing but it stopped working for her.  She switched to generic Zyrtec.  I guess we just eventually get used to a product and need to change.

    Post # 6
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I take Claritin-D when my allergies are bad. It works for me.

    I would suggest talking to your doctor about what allergy medicine to try next.  They could probably make a better suggestion because they know your medical history. 

    Oh, on a side note, did anyone see that Allegra commercial… about not being able to take fruit juices with Allegra.  I took Allegra years ago but stopped because my insurance company wouldn’t pay for it because there was an similar OTC medication- Claritin.

    Post # 8
    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Mine are super bad that I have them prescribed.  I take fexofendine in the morning and singular in the evening.  It has heloed a lot.

    Post # 10
    2792 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m in the same boat as you. Allergic to dogs, and I have one, and totally allergic to pollen, dust, mold, basically everything environmental. I’ve tried Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, & even Sudafed to no avail.

    The ONLY thing that works for me is Benadryl, and if I take the recommended 2 pills, I’m zonked out. I will usually take a half a pill in the morning and a half at night every day and it seems to work pretty well, unless I’m REALLY bad, then I’ll take the 2 pills and sleep it off. I use it in combination with Mucinex nose spray, and I’m on a pretty good streak so far!

    Post # 12
    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Benadryl and saline drops. Made the mistake of taking some Benadryl at work once ended up knocked out at my desk and my boss had to wake me up….yikes. Ended up literally taking a jog around the building to try to wake up.

    Post # 13
    3624 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I chose other – Mostly because I don’t discriminate, I’ll take whatever I can get my hands on first!!! 😉

    Post # 14
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @SoupyCat: If you take fexofenadine with juice, it reduces the bioavailability by about 36%.  Basically, that means that 36% less medication is available to work in your body and therefore it will not be as effective.

    Post # 15
    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Right now I’m pregnant so I’ve been using the neti-pot and it works really well! At first I thought it didn’t work but after using it for two nights in a row (unsuccessful I had thought) the third night I slept perfectly! I could breathe! It was amazing.

    When I’m not pregnant I’ll take a by mouth medicine such as claritin D, etc.

    Post # 16
    4547 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’ve tried all the pricey stuff and the prescription stuff and the stuff that works for me is Chlortrimitone. It’s like 100 pills for $4 at Walmart.

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