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Hayfever - OK so who's really suffering?

(69 Posts)
northerner Tue 21-Jun-05 16:52:31

Cause I know I am.

I'm taking Zirtek, Beconase (sp?) and eyedrops and still feel crap basically. Anyone come accross a miracle cure yet?

And is it just me or do you have a nose full of horrible bogies that cling to the lining of your nose? Sorry if TMI!!

chenin Tue 21-Jun-05 16:58:18

My dd2, aged 13, is suffering terribly so I have every sympathy with you. She is on the strongest you can get from Doctors and has even had a course of steroids but nothing seems to work. Any tips for eyes as that is the worst part for her.

potty1 Tue 21-Jun-05 17:08:08

My ds2 (13)is bad too, particularly his eyes. And in the night he had a huge nose bleed as a result of all the sneezing and blowing he's doing.

Nightynight Tue 21-Jun-05 18:01:57

My dx.

Cant someone start a campaign to make the owners of privet hedges either cut them or get rid of the damn things?

bambi06 Tue 21-Jun-05 18:10:39

me. my eyes are streaming and i feel i cant see throughthem properly..people must think i`m crying all the time because the tears are literally rolling down my face!! the worse thing is that my hay fever is usually gone by now as i get mine when the leaves and blossom are coming out on the trees only but it must a be bad one this year as it seems to be getting worse..dammit!!

Fio2 Tue 21-Jun-05 18:10:40

I have it too, but not that bad this year

shut your windows after 6pm
use a nasal spray and eye drops
dont scratch your eyes or blow your nose

I mean dont BLOW YOUR NOSE it makes it much worse, try to limit it as much as possible


this is how I limit mine, plus limit outdoor time, but its the windows shut after 6pm that helps the most

littlerach Tue 21-Jun-05 18:13:43

How does blowing your nose make it worse? I thoyught it would get rid of all the pollen.

Bambi, same for me, I think it's because the spring months were so wet, the pollen from the trees didn't come out as much IYSWIM.

Has anyone tried the local honey thing?

pleaserewind Tue 21-Jun-05 18:31:49

ds1, ds2 and dp are all suffering. Me, i can't get any sleep for the endless requests for drinks, tissues, cold cloths...

womba1 Tue 21-Jun-05 18:46:10

This is the worst year i've ever had it... and i stupidly thought that by moving to the coast, it would ease my symptoms.
I have the itchy streaming eyes, the constantly snotty nose and the sneezing. But for me, the worst thing is the tickle right at the back of my mouth!! I can tickle it with my tongue which kind of helps but gargling is the only cure!
Does anyone else get this tickle, as i've only ever heard my brother complain of it?!

burstingbug Tue 21-Jun-05 18:51:59

My DH wakes up sneezing and goes to bed the same. He seems really bad with it this year .
I don't suffer too much - its more cut flowers which starts me off!
Just waitng to see if it has any affect on DS. Can you get hay fever at 4 months old????

foxinsocks Tue 21-Jun-05 20:11:13

womba, I get that. I actually got a straw last night and sharpened the edge so I could put it down my throat and scratch the annoying itch (I know, probably not medically a good thing to do!). That 'itch' also spreads so that it itches at the back of my throat and then deep in my ear - obviously I guess, along all the nasal/ear/throat passages!

foxinsocks Tue 21-Jun-05 20:12:07

pleaserewind, did you see gloworm's message on one of the other threads? The stuff she recommends is something called bioforce luffa (from health shops)

KBear Tue 21-Jun-05 20:19:05

My DD is 6 and suffering badly (for the first time this year). I'm giving her piriton syrup and eye drops for hayfever which do help a lot. She seems worse at school and better at weekends so I guess there is some tree there that is triggering it. They do take care of her though - note in her book bag tonight that the nurse saw her at lunchtime and gave her cold wet towels for her eyes (about all they can do).

northerner Wed 22-Jun-05 09:40:59

Womba - i get the itchy palette thing too, and it goes deep into my ear too.

Fio2 - it's IMPOSSIBLE NOT to blow my nose.

Littlerach what's the local honey thing?

handlemecarefully Wed 22-Jun-05 09:42:26

I find that with double medication - beconase nasal spray and clarityn then I'm okay mostly.

invisiblegirl Wed 22-Jun-05 09:43:47

after a very delayed start to my hayfever its now on with full aggression despite taking tabs my eyes are still itchy so am off today to buy drops.

fifilala Wed 22-Jun-05 10:07:24

agree with the itchy palette it's awful, nobody I know actually gets it. I feel quite down by the end of the summer, I know there could be a lot worse things out there but hayfever really makes you feel miserable [sad}

fifilala Wed 22-Jun-05 10:08:10

agree with the itchy palette it's awful, nobody I know actually gets it. I feel quite down by the end of the summer, I know there could be a lot worse things out there but hayfever really makes you feel miserable

invisiblegirl Wed 22-Jun-05 10:08:21

i get itchy palette too and the horrid itching deep inside my ears. Also need an inhaler as I sound like bagpipes

Guardianangel Wed 22-Jun-05 10:15:12


HellKat Wed 22-Jun-05 10:27:01

Suffering badly here. Thought I'd outgrown it as last year I was fine but this year... god it's bad. My poor ds1 (13) is suffering terribly. His eyes, nose etc even had a nosebleed in the night. So far the cheapy pills are good (stops sneezes and eye itches) but nothing's been working on the itchy nose. Drives me nuts!

Guardianangel Wed 22-Jun-05 10:34:52


northerner Wed 22-Jun-05 10:37:16

OK OK! I'm gonna try the vaseline.

KBear Wed 22-Jun-05 10:52:47

Just a tip for those of you that buy clarityn, zirtek etc:

I have found that the cheap Galpharm brand is EXACTLY the same - check the ingredients of the brand you buy and save yourself a fortune. They are called Hayfever and Allergy Relief, one in the blue box and one in green. They are 89p - available in Boots (bottom shelf, hidden away so you buy the expensive one!), Superdrug, Savers chemists, possibly other chemists too. My dad and my DH both use them.

handlemecarefully Wed 22-Jun-05 11:17:18

Ok will try the vaseline - but that's not going to help the eyes though is it? - just the nose.

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