I developed severe hayfever almost overnight when I was in my late twenties.
Since then, I'v tried almost everything.
Went the homeopathic route, lots of honey, weleda pollen supplements, etc.. with no success.
Got the Kenalog injection from my gp - you need to get it ideally about 3/4 weeks before the start of the pollen season - however, its not great stuff to have injected into your body, and can cause necrosis & puckering of muscle at the injection site, not to mention bone thinning, and other lovely side effects. So, made a decision not to go down that route after three seasons.
Nasal sprays are only ok in the short term - prolonged use can cause them to become ineffective, as well as making your nose bleed. Most nasal sprays are topical steroids, which will eventually thin nasal tissue.
The only thing that works for me is Zirtek, and on an especially bad day, I will take a 2nd tablet. An earlier poster mentioned milk too - spot on, cut down completely on all dairy products.
BTW: Mods - could this be put in the long term illness forum as a sticky for the hayfever season? Would make more sense to have it there, imo.
Last edited by gyppo; 31-05-2007 at 14:53.