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Hi All,
I am a long time sufferer of the dibilitating diesease of Hay fever. This season so far, I cannot find any Chemist drugs that work. I have tried the big brands but does anyone use anything that is working? I was chatting to one of my contractors that does mowing and landscaping and he said he is just taking two tablets as nothing is working for him either.
Can you help find a cure for this diesease?
 

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Yeah wouldn't a cure be nice :confused:...suffered with hay fever since I was barely MONTHS old. Parents didn't know what was wrong with me.

I take a tab of Zetop or Cetirizine HCI 10mg a day...works for me.
When I used to get it real bad I used to get an injection in spring, that lasted me through the summer and never had h/fever. But the issue with the injection (which they now prefer not to give...unless you insist), was that it's a steroid (Kenacourt A) and can have some side effects, plus the quacks say that 10% of the Kenacourt goes to your sinuses where you need it and the other 90% just floats around in your blood stream.

Got it bad last summer...mind you we were exploring through the bush on a quad at the time.
 

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I used to get hayfeaver really bad aswell. What i have done for the past 6 years and works better than anything i know of is called Rhinocort. You can buy it over the counter at the chemist for about $20 i think (my lovely wife buys it for me) and last for about 3 months. One spray in each nostrall every morning and no more hayfeaver. It takes a few days to start working as its a preventive drug unlike claratine and telefast and whatever else is out there. Only on the really bad "hayfeaver" days i get a very slight case of hayfeaver but nothing that really bothers me
 

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no, only get that on saturdays, hehe
 

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One possibility is to get yourself allergen tested by a medically qualified allergen specialist. This will figure out the major pathogens that you are sensitive to. You then go through a course of desensitisation that boosts your immune system and protects you against those pathogens. Thats the theory anyway.

There are so many spores, fungi, pollens out there, especially in good seasons like now, that make it difficult. You might reduce your symptoms though and require less medication.
 

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Living in Wagga (the self proclaimed "Hayfever/asthma capital of Australia") I get nailed every year with serious hayfever (curse that pattersons curse) - just getting over a bout as we type :)

I go to the Doctor and get Prednislone Tablets 25mg ( Panafcortelone- a cortisone type pill (used to get straight cortisone injected in bum when I lived in Sydney) and I take 1 per day for 3 days - after 3 days no hayfever and usually gets me through the worst of the pollen season witout having to take any more.

Works very well

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i have had the test and desensitisation when i was about 15, the only thing i wasnt allergic to was basically cats and dogs.

i still get it sometimes, although rarely. When it does hit i use aerius. Works really really well.

Tried rhinocort, couldnt stand it and hardly worked for me(the taste in the back of your throat is terrible)

there can be other things to try, get a new pillow, change your blankets on your bed for low allogen ones.

hope this helps a tad.

alex
 

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Thanks for all the suggestion, I think I'll have to go to the Doc to see what he could for me.
 

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So far this year am I've had a few days worth, we listen to ABC 774 in the workshop and they were talking about it on Monday, anyway a few ideas they bandied about were interesting. First up Pineapple the fresher the better it's a natural antihistamine, secondly a few folk called in and said they coat the inside of their nostrils with Petroleum Jelly after their morning shower and have no hayfever. And whilst this sounds kinda weird I'm thinking it might just work.

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I have been prescribed Nasonex. It's a spray you squirt up your nose. It works a treat for me. I also take fish oil tablets. They're supposed to help with hayfever as well as a range of other things.
 

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I get it occasionally, clarinaise works for me.. zyrtec is ok too. Claratyne seems hopeless though.

I used to have it worse. A few years ago I was a guinea pig for a study into if acupuncture can help hay fever. I never expected much but thought it could be worth a go and it did seem to help reduce the frequency of thhe bad days.
 

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Also try becconaise, I use that and it seems to keep tabs on it. Do get the occasional bad hay fever still, but they are not very often these days.
 

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I tried two tabs of the strongest over the counter stuff this morning plus taken 1 last night so I could get to sleep, so that 3 in 12hours and NO GOOD! Gonna go to the Dr. as it is starting to hurt.
 

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I get it real bad
Last year and this year I have been using Aerius, they take a couple of days to start working so take double dose first up.
The only thing I have found that works for me.
 

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I enjoy a Dickens Cider in the morning, or just when ever i get the chance! lol
 
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