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Surprised not to find sublingual immunotherapies like allergy drops or Pollenguard or tablets listed. They changed my life.

Chronic post nasal drip since 2011. Nothing helps...used (meds zrytec/allegra/flonase/sinus rinse). I have been to ENT nothing in CT scan but small mucosal cyst (that I was told wasn't a problem)...Ive been to allergist. Suggested starting allergy shots but I am traveling outside of the country for 6 months so I couldn't start the allergy shots. I lived in Florida when it started and now live in Texas and nothing has changed. So that makes me believe it isn't environmental. Anybody use supplements to help with post nasal drip? I do not have any other allergy symptoms.

Look into boosting glutathione long-term if you really want to take care of allergies.

Zyrtec side effect is incredible : extreme changes in mood and real nervous breackdown for me and my daughter.

Move to a dry climate city

Eyedrops for Allergies
Allergy eyedrops are liquid medicines used to treat symptoms of eye allergies. Eye allergy symptoms include: burning of the eye,feeling like something is in the eye,itchy eyes,red (bloodshot) eyes,swelling of the eyelid,tearing

Eye allergies may also be triggered by certain medications or by wearing contact lenses.
lumigan eye drops are used for: Treating itchy eyes and swelling caused by seasonal allergies. It may also be used to relieve eye swelling following cataract surgery. It may also be used to reduce eye pain and sensitivity to light following certain eye surgeries. Acular eye drops may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Acular Drops are a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking certain substances (prostaglandins) in the eye.

Neti pot helped; meds did not

Using Flonase daily was the best base treatment - adding in a Neti pot during cold season or when traveling also helped.

joyful
daily use of neti-pot, high dosed of Vit C, Sudafed for stuffy headache, "steam tent"

High doses of Vitamin C are incredibly effective. By high doses I mean several grams every few hours.

None of the over the counter drugs - claritin, sudafed, allegra have helped

La Allegra D (que sacaron de circulación) iba a mejorando hasta quedar en 2 pastillas a la semana, las tomaba cada 12 horas

Helminthic therapy greatly improved my allergies.

CoachSteve
Re: Benadryl — The Benadryl cream is great for relieving itching, with no side effects for me.

CoachSteve
Re: Sinus irrigation system — When I'm having an sinus attack, the best thing I've found is to snort water, then blow it all out. It's an uncomfortable mess, but it works fast.

Re: Hives — Hives appeared on my face, back and on the back of one of my hands.

Re: Watery eyes — My left eye waters...could be allegeries from our pets...taking zytrec

Re: Runny nose — Have pets that are causing allegories....taking zytrec

Re: Zyrtec — Almost completely solved my allergy problem--it's actually made my life significantly better.

Re: Zyrtec — This drug works pretty well for me. Not much side effects

Re: Post-nasal drip — ‘’Don't know if this helps but I had tonsil stones and awful and bad breath. My friend told me to check Oraltech Labs as it helped him get rid of bad breath and his post nasal drip. I've been following Oraltech Labs advice for about 4 months now and I feel much better, also at work people are not avoiding me anymore so it seems to have cured my bad breath as well’’

Devehf
Re: Nasonex — I like this drug. It relieves my allergy symptoms in my nose and it does not smell funny like Flonase.

Re: Nasonex — are some flowers wind-pollinated and cause allergy; while colored flowers are bee-pollinated and do not cause allergy ?

Re: Tai Chi — Tracking this to see if there is any improvement

Re: Avoiding allergens — Hard to do when you are allergic to grass pollens

johnecat
Re: Allergy Shots — Seems to have cut down on the reactions, but I'm still taking shots. This year seems to be worse where I'm taking allergy pills a couple times a week. Not sure what to expect when I stop getting shots.

SlushTurtle
Re: Honey (local) — I use local raw honey and nasal irrigation quite successfully. I have stopped taking all other allergy medications except my weekly allergy shot.

SlushTurtle
Re: Sinus irrigation system — Once I started using a sinus irrigation system (NeilMed), I was able to stop taking 2 different daily allergy medications. I also try to take a teaspoon full of local raw honey daily.

TwilightFairy
Re: Honey (local) — I tried taking local honey every day and after 2 weeks my allergies were so mild that they were unnoticeable! For the first week I took 3-4 tablespoons of honey at least once a day, sometimes two. The second week I worked on weening my way down to 1 table spoon twice a day. Now in peak allergy season I can take one tablespoon and be fine! It may take longer depending on how severe your allergies are and it really works best when taken on consecutive days when starting out.

TwilightFairy
Re: Allegra — Gave me terrible dry mouth, even after my doctor reduced the dose...twice.

RichardD
Re: NLP allergy treatment — Found the description at Robert Dilts web site (have been studying NLP for other reasons for 6 years). Now I no longer need pollen medicine, and lived with a dog without symptoms for a week.

russ darrow
Re: Sinus irrigation system — in the past have had sinus headaches (mold, dust mites, dirty air) where i could not get my head off the pillow-bought a sinus irrigation system (grossan) which flushes the sinuses and gets the cilia moving-no severe headaches in over 2 yrs

russ darrow
Re: Itchy throat — used to have throat pain, assume from post nasal drip-in the past have had sinus headaches (mold, dust mites, dirty air) where i could not get my head off the pillow-bought a sinus irrigation system (grossan) which flushes the sinuses and gets the cilia moving-no severe headaches in over 2 yrs-no throat pain

russ darrow
Re: Sinus pressure — in the past have had sinus headaches (mold, dust mites, dirty air) where i could not get my head off the pillow-bought a sinus irrigation system (grossan) which flushes the sinuses and gets the cilia moving-no severe headaches in over 2 yrs

AtlPhil
Re: Sinus pressure — Its the part of allergies that creates the most discomfort.

JoannaB
Re: Throat-closing feeling — Anaphylaxis

Devehf
Re: Flonase — slightly worse is not an accurate statement. it made me feel bad from the side effects.

Devehf
Re: Sudafed — slightly worse is not an accurate statement. it made me feel bad from the side effects.

Devehf
Re: Benadryl — slightly worse is not an accurate statement. it made me feel bad from the side effects.

Devehf
Re: Singulair — slightly worse is not an accurate statement. it made me feel bad from the side effects.

cathoo
Re: Pollen — 1 week in the spring and 1 week in the fall are particularly bad

cathoo
Re: Banana — Itchy tounge and splotchy skin

cathoo
Re: Avoiding allergens — Minimizing what I can in my own home as well as informing people at my workplace has helped.

moreia
Re: Tears eye drops — Major help with symptoms.

moreia
Re: Tears eye drops — Major help with symptoms.

moreia
Re: Sinus pressure — I'm experiencing incredible sinus pressure.

IowaGirl
Re: Hoof stock animals — horses and cattle

IowaGirl
Re: Allergy Shots — I have had them for over 20 years and they have made me less or no longer allergic to some things. Since I have so many allergies I still need them.