Skip to comments.Spring into Action to Combat Seasonal Allergies
Posted on 04/24/2006 5:01:20 PM PDT by KarinG1
After the long, dark cold of winter, many people look to spring to bring them bright sunshine, warmer weather - and non-stop sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known as "spring allergies" or "rose fever," is one of the most common allergic conditions in the United States, affecting approximately 36 million people (www.aaaai.org).
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Best OTC in my opinion is Claritin. Also try the saline nasal douches, like Simply Saline.
Personally, I went to the doctor and take Singulair and Rhinocort, along with the saline. There's still something out there that's making my eyes itch though.
Ocean and the generic Target equivalent are good too . . .
My husband's seasonal allergies have been greatly helped with use of the neti pot and salt water which washes the pollen away. And liberal use of Nasalcrom, which is a nasal spray, but not a decongestant. These have greatly reduced his consumption of OTC decongestants and antihistamines.
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