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Hayfever

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I suffer terribly with Hayfever. I have tried every single over the counter tablet. I have tried all the nasal sprays (even the prescription ones such as dymister) I have tried Every eye drop available and I'm still struggling so bad! I've had the injection as well which does not help. Next step is all the injection to get "de-sensitised" but that's a hell of alot of money and I've heard mixed reviews. Is there anything out there that maybe I've missed to try??? Please help me it's terrible :(


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2 years ago
Nurse here. I know you said you tired but.
Daily;
180mg Telfast
Normal saline wash out
Nasal spray - try Azep, it's fast acting and no cortisone, twice a day
Eye drops
I can't stress the DAILY enough.
Good luck. hope it helps

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2 years ago
Add, the daily normal saline wash out and a nasal spray are what works the most

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2 years ago
Sex?

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2 years ago
Husband is crossing his fingers hoping nurse says yes

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2 years ago
Nurse here again. on the sex front; sure it might cleanse out the sinus lol

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2 years ago
πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

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2 years ago
When you say you've tried prescription sprays, are these preventative ones? My hubby was having no luck with claratyne tablets etc, but got a preventative spray (prescription I'm pretty sure) and it worked much better.

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2 years ago
Unfortunately yes I've tried it :(

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2 years ago
Tried them** I should say. Do you know the name of the one your hubby has used? Maybe I've missed one I can try.

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2 years ago
I've just had a look, his is Avamys. Description says fluticasone furoate 27.5 micrograms per spray.

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2 years ago
^I use Avamys. I've had serious issues for over 20 years and the very first night I used this was the first time in decades I did not use a decongestant. Amazing!!!

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2 years ago
You could have perennial hayfever which I have. I've been using a product called Avamys and it's been amazing. It's a little costly and may not work for you but I'm sure glad I tried it 😊

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2 years ago
My husband tried to tell me sex was a cure for hayfever...... πŸ€” i think he was just trying to get laid πŸ˜†

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2 years ago
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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2 years ago
Try Berrocca, generally one tablet a day, but two, (one morning, one at night), if sneezing is really bad. I had hayfever when I was younger, and was prescribed antihistamines, but these made me drowsy. I forget how I came to get onto Berrocca, but I always took one a day for about 40 years. Now I only take them if I get a bit sniffley. I believe we don't get enough Vitamin C in our diet, and this has overcome the problem for me. As Genuine Berocca costs about $9 for 15 tablets, you can get the same type from Aldi for about $4.95, exactly the same ingredients.

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2 years ago
Thankyou!

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2 years ago
High dose vitamin C, eating locally sourced honey and produce, hepa filter air purifier/vacuum/hvac/heat/air con, inhaler, sinus flush

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2 years ago
Tried Nasonex ? It is the only preventative spray that has worked for me.

I had terrible hayfever from age 14, so bad my nose and even throat would flood, and I would end up feeling like I was drowning, start vomiting and doctor had to be called out to give me an injection to dry it up. (Couldnt swallow a tablet and keep it down in that state.)
Then I would sleep for 2 days, because I was so exhausted from fighting to breathe.
200 massive sneezes a day was usual for me. Every day.
I got tested for allergies, and did not show up as allergic to anything. (35 scratches on each arm, and nothing reacted).
Eventually diagnosed as "chronic allergic Rhinitis".
Although it was particularly bad in hayfever season, I would have a sneezing fit and my nose would also flood when I went from a warm room to a cold room.

I lived on pseudoephidrine based tablets to dry it up, which of course you cant buy over the counter now because of illicit drug manufacturers robbing chemists to use them to make ice. But you can get them on prescription. And you cant use them all the time.
And I was using Otrivin nasal spray, a pack a week, which I was told can damage your heart.

I ended up going to an ENT specialist and getting an operation to remove cartilage from inside my nose, and that worked magically for 20 years. No sneezing at all.
He also fixed my deviated nasal septum.
The surgeon said that cartilage growth inside the nose is linked to allergies.
I suggest you go get a referral from your GP to an ENT specialist, and have the problem properly researched, and then fixed.
It was misery to live with.

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2 years ago
I have heard eating honey from you local area can help with hayfever. If you can get any local honey definitely worth giving it a go.
Also heard bone broth can help.
No idea on either of the remedies but at least they are cheap and relatively simple

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2 years ago
Thankyou I'll give it a go.

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2 years ago
I just want to second this. My partner gets the exact same reactions from the medications you do none work at all ever. my mum bought him some local honey and he hasnt had it since he has been having a teaspoon of it a day

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2 years ago
Botox

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2 years ago
I'll have to look into that! Thankyou :)

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2 years ago
Are there any plants close by that causes hayfever ?

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2 years ago
I don't even know as it happens every where 😭