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Any ideas to help with seasonal allergies? Benadryl works but knocks me out, so I can only take it at night. My youngest child is suffering too. Aside from moving to a less pollen filled location or sealing ourselves in bubbles, what are some tried and true home remedies?

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Speak for yourself! ๐Ÿ˜ท

In all seriousness, my sister and her boyfriend have recommended Zyrtec and Claritin to me before. Not sure about home remedies, though. Google's suggesting apple cider vinegar (??? for heartburn sure, but allergies?), neti pot treatment, and eucalyptus oil. I might actually recommend eucalyptus lozenges.

In fact, I might give them a shot as well. Never really dealt with seasonal allergies until this year and let's just say it's not a welcome change!

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@CarolineFCY I'm taking generic Zyrtec. I'm not convinced it does anything. Menthol cough drops help a little with congestion, but only as long as they last. Thanks. Hope you're feeling better soon too.

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Ah-choo! Any ideas to help with seasonal allergies? Benadryl works but knocks me out, so I can only take it at night. My youngest child is suffering too. Aside from moving to a less pollen filled location or sealing ourselves in bubbles, what are some tried and true home remedies??ยฌ ยฌ Edit: @Rockster160 help! I accidentally closed this post and I don't see any way to reopen it!

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i snort water

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NaCtHoMaN wrote:
i snort water

That sounds painful.

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Do we know the root cause? Allergies are a very wide spectrum of illness; similar to the common cold.
Pet dander? Groom and clean pets often using hypoallergenic products such as oatmeal shampoo.
Pollen? Strip off clothes when you get home and put on clean ones.
Dust? Change your A/C filter more often and consider having a u/v light installed in your HVAC system if you have one.
Foods? You don't have to ingest something to determine if you are allergic. When I was younger I was highly allergic to raw eggs. My mom had to hard boil all eggs after bringing them home from the store or market. Cooked I could eat, but raw eggs gave off a gas (according to my allergist) that would cause terrible headaches.

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@soco it's seasonal, so probably pollen but I don't know which kind. When there was construction next door, the disturbed soil triggered my sinus allergies too. Certain kinds of grass and weeds give me a rash if I touch them. I'm probably mildly allergic to the pets too, but it's tolerable and I'm afraid to bathe my cats. (They're very clawful and don't like water.)

We've got windows open for the fresh air this time of year. I'm too much of a miser to start up the AC yet.

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smiley wrote:

NaCtHoMaN wrote:
i snort water

That sounds painful.

not after you do it for a while.. best method is to use is purified water.. not that tapped water garb.

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NaCtHoMaN wrote:

not after you do it for a while.. best method is to use is purified water.. not that tapped water garb.

I'm almost to the point that I might try it. Seems the neti pot is highly recommended, and that's about the same thing.

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smiley wrote:

NaCtHoMaN wrote:

not after you do it for a while.. best method is to use is purified water.. not that tapped water garb.

I'm almost to the point that I might try it. Seems the neti pot is highly recommended, and that's about the same thing.

Along the same lines....
@Costco they have 2 plastic bottles with caps that have holes. They include the "mix" and after putting in the mix, you fill with warm water and squeeze into each nostril.

It's gross
You feel like you are driwning.

But after a few times, you realize it really does clear all the gunk from your sinuses

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PepperJ wrote:

smiley wrote:

NaCtHoMaN wrote:

not after you do it for a while.. best method is to use is purified water.. not that tapped water garb.

I'm almost to the point that I might try it. Seems the neti pot is highly recommended, and that's about the same thing.

Along the same lines....
@Costco they have 2 plastic bottles with caps that have holes. They include the "mix" and after putting in the mix, you fill with warm water and squeeze into each nostril.

It's gross
You feel like you are driwning.

But after a few times, you realize it really does clear all the gunk from your sinuses

i was looking for this old commercial back in the 90s .. apparently the search only lets lets them try to sell you a whole bunch of crap .. so .. im left with the terminology of .. Nasal Irrigation.. which is what im pretty much talking about.

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