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Anyone else suffer from severe hayfever with no cure?

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PennyPeaShooter · 10/07/2019 18:23

I bloody hate summer, it's the same every time. Severe hayfever symptoms & no cure on the market that actually works. I stumble through using an inhaler that stings like shit & eye drops. I've tried every tablet on the market over the years & most do nothing at all athough some knock you flat asleep. I had 5yrs immunotherapy at hospital where they tested to see which pollen made me ill & then injected me with ever larger doses of it - whilst I sat next to a crash trolly just in case! That didn't make any difference either. I've tried eating honey, tried homeopathy, N O T H I N G works. I hate it. I was told I'd get over it when I finished my teens. Then it'd stop after pregnancy etc etc. All rubbish. It's as bad now as when I was a child. I'm SO fed up of it. Anyone else in the same boat?

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MoltenMountain · 10/07/2019 18:38

Vaseline in your nose first thing.

Headstand · 10/07/2019 18:44

You have my utmost sympathies. My DH gets the most horrendous hayfever, I dread summer, we make escape plans for days out if he gets too bad. A day of sneezing and he will be exhausted and have muscle aches and pains. However, this summer has been different. Desperate after a particularly bad day, I bought him a spray from Boots that was new (or at least I haven't seen it before) and it has been like night and day. It is actually amazing. It has changed our whole summer. Fingers crossed you find something that works, he uses Beconase.

InfiniteSheldon · 10/07/2019 18:48

I have horrible hay fever but I find lavender tea really helps. Two flower heads from my garden steeped for a couple of minutes.

WinterBerry7 · 10/07/2019 18:51

Have you tried the kenalog injection? It has been like a miracle for me.

SarcasticMrKnowItAll · 10/07/2019 18:52

I also have the Kenalog injection, the relief is incredible!

PennyPeaShooter · 10/07/2019 19:05

I've never been offered Kenalog! Nor even heard of it. I shall Google.

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Ribeebie · 10/07/2019 19:12

I feel for you OP, severe hayfever can be rotten and it's pretty bad this year. Just to be aware though that most GPs will not offer kenalog anymore. It's the equivalent of taking a decent dose of oral steroids every day for three months. That risks significant side effects such as damage to your bone health. Some clinics offer it privately but it's important you read up fully on the risks if you're considering it.

Bookridden · 10/07/2019 19:22

Have you tried fexofenadine? It's a strong anti histamine that is available on prescription only.

PennyPeaShooter · 10/07/2019 19:40

Yes Fexo knocked me flat but also made me feel nauseous.

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Punxsutawney · 10/07/2019 19:43

My youngest Ds has awful hayfever. He has fexofenadine but it doesn't seem to offer much relief. He said today, that he can't remember the last time he could breathe properly through his nose. I'm not sure if there is anything else we can try. I do worry a bit as he has his gcses next summer and he will be stressed enough without terrible congestion, sneezing and sore eyes.

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