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Allergies or Sinus. What do you take?

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UnderDog

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Aug 23, 2010
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I suffered from pretty terrible Fall and Spring allergies for most of my life. I finally went to an allergist and he put me on a combo of Nasonex (nasal spray), Xyzal (pill), and Pataday (eye drops), and it's now as if I don't have allergies. All three are prescription only. I have never had any side effects. If you visit the medicines' websites there are coupons and incentive programs available for all three that dramatically reduce the cost. Good luck.
 

Bryan B

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I have had chronic sinus problems due to allergies which are at their worst during the spring and fall. I use the saline spray religiously and I also have a prescription for a steroidal nasal inhaler when they really get bad. The inhaler really helps reduce inflammation in your sinuses when they get bad. But my doctor ruled out a sinus infection before prescribing the steroidal inhaler. I usually don't have to use it much during the summer and winter but where I live (central NC) this time of year and early fall I have real problems with pollen. As far as OTC products I use either Chlor-Trimeton or Benadryl and only use a decongestant when I am desperate as it raises my blood pressure.
 

prdraper1

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Lincolnshire, England
I find that Fexofenadine works best for me but it in my case needs to be taken first thing in the morning. I also have a Beconase inhaler for when my nose clogs up.
It is particularly bad at this time of year but for me, so far so good.
 

Michellemar

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Live near Santa Barbara, California, treated at US
Aren't there those nasal widening strips., I think I've seen also some other kind that opens, more from the inside...gees Louise, can't an ear nose throat specialist help you??? I'm not thinking this is the best way to be going on, here!!? bTW I'm pretty much paleo too. And when then pollen happens, easily enough for me, plain old o/c Claritin knockoffs work just fine to thin back down the irritated linings...
 
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