(Closed) Allergy Help!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Can you go to a clinic for a shot? Like benedryl or something? Even OTC stuff should help. And visine too…they have allergy visine! Oohh I feel for you though…hope it works out, good luck!

Post # 4
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2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Have you tried eye drops? The day of my wedding I woke up with bloodshot eyes from my allergies. My make up artist thankfully had eye drops!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Start with OTC products – Zyrtec is what I’ve found works for me (Cetirizine is the generic). Claritin is crap and Allegra is…meh.

Do you have any nasal congestion? If so, go with Zyrtec “D” (behind the pharmacy counter because it has pseudoephedrine in it).

Be wary of eye drops like Clear Eyes or any eye redness reducers. They work by constricting the blood vessels in your eyes. Not a good thing!

 

Post # 6
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7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Here are a couple options for you. I also agree with Zyrtec or its generic. I used Flonase AQ because its the least likely to turn your throat raw. 

If you want to try eye drops, get Zaditor. Its a little white bottle with an orange label, comes in an orange box. I went to an opthamologist because mine were so bad, and he told me these were the safest for allergy use because its doesn’t constrict your blood vessels. Be careful though – the drops are yellowish, and can stain clothing.

Something that I tried which has caused me to NOT need all of this??? Really Raw local honey. If you can, google raw honey + wherever you live, and see if you can find a farm that makes it, and the bees use local trees only for pollenation. It has helped me tremendously. Like, I seriously could not have imagined a life without taking all of the above, and now I rarely take any meds!!

Post # 7
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1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@MrsSl82be:  I agree with the honey. It’s basically an allergy shot of everything that’s in the air around you. However, a week before her wedding is probably not going to allow enough time to get the full effect.

Post # 8
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10572 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I agree, get GOOD eyedrops, not visine.  Cromlyn is one, the active ingredient is sodium cromoglycate.  It’s clear.

I use them even with all the other allergy medication I take.

Post # 9
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5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve been using the neti pot for the last few years and it works wonders for my allergies. I use it every morning, but you can use it twice a day if you want. That will remove all the pollen from your nasal pasages and no side effects from meds this way. Good luck!

Post # 10
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492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Great tips from previois posters!

Only thing I can add is to limit exposure as much as you can.  Exercise indoors, and keep windows closed so that the air you are exposed to has been filtered (by your car, home, or office ventilation system).

Post # 12
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

As a long-time allergy sufferer, I’m looking into this honey thing now!

Post # 13
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100 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Start taking Claritin or something similar now. Anti-histamines have a cumulative effect, so they’ll work better and better as you continue to take them.

If the skin around your eyes has started to get really inflamed, you could try cortisone cream (the 1% stuff, not the stronger stuff, and be careful not to get it in your eyes). Or even just a cold compress might help them calm down enough for you to feel a little better!

Post # 14
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7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@pharmy:  oops, guess i glossed over that part!

Post # 15
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7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Gemstone:  its AMAZING!! I will tell you, I was really skeptical, but I was so desperate for relief, I was willing to try almost anything. I very rarely take meds now, and I love the pollen that comes inside – it tastes like bubble gum!!! I put it in my tea, my smoothies, pretty much anything that calls for sweetener. 

Just make sure it comes from local bees to get the full effect. I hope you can find some in your area!

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