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leedsfan
06-05-2007, 09:39 AM
Anyone else suffer with it?Mine gets worse,i cant even knit as my nose wont stop running,my eyes itch,not as bad as yesterday,i was knitting with my sunglasses on in the house.:sad:

cftwo
06-05-2007, 10:46 AM
Do you take anything for it? I insisted that I would do my best with just avoiding the things which bother me until one of my friends (who is an Internal Medicine specialist) gave me Flonase. It really help me keep my symptoms under control - itchy eyes, stuffed up sinuses, eczema. It's still prescription, but available in generic form now. I'd seriously consider talking to your doctor about options.

OOPS - as soon as I wrote that I noted that you live in the UK and all that stuff about prescriptions applies to the US. Flonase is the brand name for fluticasone propionate. My dad swears by alfalfa supplements, and all my sisters and I use air purifiers when things get bad. The air purifiers really help - just close the windows and use those when things are the worst, and you should feel better.

leedsfan
06-05-2007, 11:03 AM
Yes i do take something for it,as i am on other medication i can only take a certain doseage,i will invest in some air purifiers.

gems3125
06-05-2007, 12:57 PM
Anyone else suffer with it?Mine gets worse,i cant even knit as my nose wont stop running,my eyes itch,not as bad as yesterday,i was knitting with my sunglasses on in the house.:sad:

Alphelfa works I use it myself. Also you might want to invest in air cleaners. They really help with seasonal alergies. :hug:

stitchwitch
06-05-2007, 02:28 PM
Local honey will help but it has to be from your area not the store bought stuff. Take a teaspoon a day prior to the start of the season of allergies. Honey has small amounts of pollen in it ( I know, it sounds like it would make the situation worse) that builds up your immunity to the offender, kind of like getting an antibody shot.

Dangles
06-06-2007, 02:27 PM
Local honey will help but it has to be from your area not the store bought stuff. Take a teaspoon a day prior to the start of the season of allergies. Honey has small amounts of pollen in it ( I know, it sounds like it would make the situation worse) that builds up your immunity to the offender, kind of like getting an antibody shot.

I heard something about that.

Knitting_Guy
06-06-2007, 04:25 PM
Yeah I've had it all my life. I don't take anything because the stuff that actually works makes me sleepy and the stuff that doesn't make me sleepy doesn't work.

samm
06-06-2007, 05:48 PM
Ummmmmmmm why are you afraid of socks??? :O) samm