kelle Closed Account
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I just want to know if anybody's symptoms are bad today? OMG, I'm scratching my eyes out today and my face feels clammy!

blorg Registered User
#242

Strangely, I have been symptom-free since leaving Europe to cycle across Asia. I used be seriously bad. Now in Hanoi.

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The_Conductor Dinosaur Train!
#243

kelle said:
I just want to know if anybody's symptoms are bad today? OMG, I'm scratching my eyes out today and my face feels clammy!


Thought it was just me- I've been knocking back Benelyn Night and Day- along with Actifed....... This is a first for October.......

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kelle Closed Account
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smccarrick said:
Thought it was just me- I've been knocking back Benelyn Night and Day- along with Actifed....... This is a first for October.......


Much though I hate to hear of your plight, I feel relieved to know I'm not the only one! How is your son's symptoms?

Maybe we need to go to the other side of the world like Blorg!

The_Conductor Dinosaur Train!
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kelle said:
How is your son's symptoms?


Runny nose and red eyes........
I'm so sorry that he inherited his hayfever from me.......
Spoon of Calpol to help him sleep this evening.

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SlimCi Registered User
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kelle said:
I just want to know if anybody's symptoms are bad today? OMG, I'm scratching my eyes out today and my face feels clammy!

Yep today and yesterday my eyes are going nuts!! Thank God its not just me lol, sometimes I wonder if I am imagining it or the dogs hair is doing it but no I think its something pollen like!!

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SlimCi Registered User
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smccarrick said:
Runny nose and red eyes........
I'm so sorry that he inherited his hayfever from me.......
Spoon of Calpol to help him sleep this evening.


Is he too young for an antihistamine? Poor wee mite, have passed on a peanut allergy myself to my 7 year old, my mother was also highly allergic

SlimCi Registered User
#248

Does anybody here suffer from Oral Allergy Syndrome ie itchy mouth, tingling lips or dry mouth after eating raw fruits/veg/potatoes? I only had a peanut allergy as a child which I grew out of and mild hayfever when grass was cut. Now in my 40's the thing seems to have started to go completely out of control! Driving me nuts altogether now, had to take an antihistamine today, itchy swelling clammy eyelids..yeuch

kelle Closed Account
#249

smccarrick said:
Runny nose and red eyes........
I'm so sorry that he inherited his hayfever from me.......
Spoon of Calpol to help him sleep this evening.


I'm sorry to hear that about the poor little man! It's a sad fact that as well as inheriting your wonderful traits they also inherit the not-so-fine ones

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The_Conductor Dinosaur Train!
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kelle said:
I'm sorry to hear that about the poor little man! It's a sad fact that as well as inheriting your wonderful traits they also inherit the not-so-fine ones


I just really hope the hayfever is the extent of the medicinal traits the poor mite has inherited from me!

Seems to have eased slightly this morning- but I still feel like I have grit in my eyes.

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JonathanAd Registered User
#251

Hey guys I am also some kind of etching in my eyes regularly and eyes are becoming red. I don't know why this is happening with me.Some one told me not to rub single eye with one hand? I am surprised what may be the logic behind it?

irishlurker Registered User
#252

so stoked on this thread!

looksee Moderator
#253

I'm interested to find this thread. I never considered myself a person who had hayfever, but at intervals and for no reason that I can find I have a day or so of sneezing and runny nose. I mean constant sneezing, every few seconds for a full day. Then usually it disappears overnight.

It doesn't seem to affect me when I am away from the house and I can even tell a difference between being upstairs or downstairs. Over the past month it has been much more frequent, but prior to that it would be a dozen times a year, any time of the year, almost always on weekends, and no obvious causes.

I have cats, but there have been cats in the house forever. No obvious plant connection, nothing brought into the house, no obvious weather connection. I even phoned the water department and asked if they put anything into the water on an occasional basis. I'm baffled.

rollerdisco Registered User
#254

Windy days always stir up more dust pollen and mould spors causing more irritation use a saline nasal wash to clear out the irritants. Get rid of carpets and cut down on gluten intake.

dastardly00 Registered User
#255

Since we're coming into Summer and I'm a long-term sufferer of hayfever, I thought I might as well give my two cents.

I think I first got hayfever when I was around 10. My worst symptom was an extremely blocked nose that pretty much ruined my summer
Sneezing and itchy eyes were with me the whole time too.
I got a steroid injection three times throughout my teenage years and each time it completely cleared my hayfever symptoms after 24 hours and lasted for about 2 years!

These days (I'm in my mid 20s), hayfever doesn't seem to affect me as much as it used to (or else I'm managing it better!). What I have been doing for the last few years is taking an anti-histamine tablet daily from about May until September and also a nasal spray for the same duration (<< this was recommended to me by a doctor). For the anti-histamine, I always buy the cheaper generic version of Zirtek/Clarityn etc. For the nasal spray, Beconase works well for me.
Taking the anti-histamine for a period of a few months helps to build up a stronger immune response to allergies and Beconase gives me a small dose of a steroid which I know will help me.

Most importantly, these two medicines take time to have an effect. So it's much better to start taking them before your hayfever symptoms are in full swing.

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