What are you doing for your allergies?

@asyria51 (2870)
United States
June 7, 2011 12:26pm CST
The pollen count must be through the roof where I live. I have been on Zyrtec for 2 weeks and it has helped control some of the symptoms of my allergies but not all of them. We have had the air conditioning on for a few days and that has helped a little, but I cannot keep my daughter cooped up inside. how is everyone else coping with their allergies?
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8 Jun 11
when I allergies, I would take dexamethason.
@bingskee (5238)
• Philippines
8 Jun 11
if there is an attack, i swallow my meds. but if it is not that serious or itchy, i pat it with warm water to ease the itchiness.
@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
8 Jun 11
My doctor has me on allegra. My allergies are not as bad as as my asthma. Once it warms up in florida I have to run my air conditioner. Otherwise when I lay down I have problems breathing. Allergies here are really bad. There are times you get up and there will be a green mist all over the cars. Thats when you know the pollen count is really high! Maybe take your daughter for a day at the mall you will still be inside or go see a movie. Hope it clears up for you soon!
• United States
7 Jun 11
A generic Over The Counter strength Allergy pain med is pretty effective. Just ask your pharmacist. Zyrtec is a brand name stronger than what you will get, but the generics can be bought in naproxen, ibuprofen, acetominophen or aspirin bases and that can make a difference. A "-D" indicator is used for ones that contain a decongestant.
@stealthy (8189)
• United States
7 Jun 11
I gave up on any kind of medication for my allergies many years ago. I have been doing just as well without them as I was with them. The most I do is use a saline nasal spray to flush my nose and in the climate where I live to moisten it. This is still all that I have been doing even though the sky where I live is full of smoke and falling cinders from forest fires about 300 miles to the West.