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Hayfever - Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Neil79, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. Neil79

    Caporegime

    Joined: Sep 8, 2006

    Posts: 34,166

    Location: On Ocuk

    Ok guys n girls, who's got the Hayfever kicking in? Not as bad as it can get but I'm already sneezing and the itching of eyes. I'm sure it's to do with the grass cutters, as I can walk through fields of yellow without a single problem :o
     
  2. TrixiBuG

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 24, 2011

    Posts: 1,994

    Location: Manchester UK

    Been getting itchy eyes for the last few days but I didnt have it down to hayfever! Now you say it it makes sense :( Hate hayfever...means my eczema is not too far way either :(
     
  3. SilverTongue

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 4, 2007

    Posts: 2,075

    Location: Welsh Valleys

    Mines been awful the last few days, hate hayfever season
     
  4. schumi84

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 5, 2006

    Posts: 3,476

    Location: West Ewell, Surrey

    I'm more of a tree pollen kind of guy and as yet haven't been affected at all, however I think I'm going to start on the Piriton quite soon to start building a bit of a resistance before the *hopeful* nice weather.
     
  5. Skeeter

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 8, 2007

    Posts: 37,147

    Location: Surrey

    The cold weather held mine off for a bit, but its starting to kick in now.

    Time to wheel out the medication cocktail to fight this off!
     
  6. ~Mike~

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jan 17, 2011

    Posts: 8,729

    Location: the King's city

    Bit early for grass pollen this year, more likely tree pollen.
     
  7. MisChief

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 8, 2005

    Posts: 9,174

    Antihistamine tablets not work for you guys??
     
  8. Skeeter

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 8, 2007

    Posts: 37,147

    Location: Surrey

    I'm both, unfortunately :(

    April through to July :(

    Been through the lot. Finally found a combination that works which is daily Citirazine with top ups of Acrivastine (Benadryl) when needed. Plus a nasal spray and eye drops, and a supply of extra strong Halls to clear my nose.
     
  9. topgun06

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 24, 2006

    Posts: 8,807

    Some years tend to be worse than others. Last year wasn't too bad from what I remember. And no problems yet.
     
  10. Neil79

    Caporegime

    Joined: Sep 8, 2006

    Posts: 34,166

    Location: On Ocuk

    I haven't taken any meds yet, I think I will today and pick some up from Morrisons

    Any recommendations?

    Waits for no medical threads, well meh this is just hayfever! ;)
     
  11. MisChief

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 8, 2005

    Posts: 9,174

    Zirtek. I have tried all kinds of antihistamine tablets... but I just so happen to find the most expensive one to be the most effective, even though they all contain the same 10 mg of cetirizine hydrochloride :rolleyes:

    I should add that I don't suffer from hayfever though - I suffer from hives. Antihistamine tabs help prevent and get rid of these stupid rashes that I get.
     
  12. Skeeter

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 8, 2007

    Posts: 37,147

    Location: Surrey

    Cetirizine isn't covered by a patent, so you can get them uber cheap. Just ask a pharmacist for them. You can usually get packs of 30 for under £2.

    No point in paying for the branded ones.

    The only one that is still patented is Actrivastine which is in the Benadryl 8 hour tablets. The other 1 a day tablets with Loratadine in can be had cheap.
     
  13. illuz

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 27, 2012

    Posts: 3,250

    ******* hate hayfever with a passion, destroys my summer. Chilling with mates and I'm a sniffly snuffly mess with red eyes and constant moaning. Eeuuughhhh!
     
  14. FinglisHobbit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 27, 2013

    Posts: 1,971

    Location: Lincolnshire

    I've been getting hayfever symptoms the past week. I think it's the tree pollen as someone said above. Will expect a rash too when (if) the sun starts making a regular appearance.

    This. I feel your pain :mad:
     
  15. ThaReaperGuy

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 17, 2012

    Posts: 6,552

    Location: Birmingham, UK

    I get it randomly, 2 years ago after never having it before and I suffered badly with it, but last year wasn't as horrible, have to see what this year brings.
     
  16. seabiscuit

    OcUK Staff

    Joined: Jan 12, 2009

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    Location: OcUK HQ

    Yeah, last year wasn't too bad because the constant rain washed the pollen out of the air.
     
  17. Skeeter

    Caporegime

    Joined: Mar 8, 2007

    Posts: 37,147

    Location: Surrey

    This is actually a fallacy. Rain forms around 'something' in the atmosphere. It can be dust particles or anything, but during the summer it can be pollen.

    Then when it rains that pollen that was high up in the atmosphere is carried back down to earth in a rain drop. Then when the ground dries that pollen is released back into the low level atmosphere and back into your nose and eyes.

    As long as it stays wet you are ok, but if it rains and then dries it can be worse than had it not rained at all.
     
  18. wnb

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 27, 2004

    Posts: 3,745

    I was listening to radio 2 yesterday and the guest doctor said (Hillary Jones) that their is a new nasel spray which has been showing good results. It's new on the market this year through presciption.
     
  19. chriscubed

    Hitman

    Joined: Jan 7, 2010

    Posts: 880

    I wondered why my hayfever flared up after the rain! Now I know.

    I see a couple of people at least are taking multiple meds at the same time - Is this advisable? I assumed that the 1 per day limit on antihistamines applied to all of them, not just each brand?

    I've just started using Prevalin, seems pretty good so far but I'm reluctant to recommend it until I've used it for a good while. Anyone else tried it yet?
     
  20. JCX50

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 18, 2012

    Posts: 666

    Location: UK

    I only seem to get it when I clean out my chinchillas cage or in a grass field when the sun is beating down. I think I am pretty lucky not to react so much.