Pollen Allergy

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I have pollen allergy, in spring I face problem in breadthing a lot. 

I am wondering if there are home solutions for this so that medicine, specially anti allergy pills can be avoided which makes me sleep all day.

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    yes, you can try nasal saline rinse wash, or saline sprays. The rinse is more effective.

    You can also try allergy nose plugs, you can get them on amazon or ebay, quite cheap. Or even cheaper, when you feel you start to get those runny nose, sneezing attacks, just plug your nose with a little piece of tissue for a few min.

    Other than that the only thing you can do is avoid being in that environment. 

    There are antihistamine srays, and tablets which don't make you sleepy.

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      google: Sinus Rinse Video

      the only thing you need to be careful, don't do it if your nose is badly congested, because the water might get to your ears. It happened to me, I didn't know how to use at the time, and it's very painful.

      Do it very gently, push the bottle just a little bit so the water goes in on one side and gets  out on the other. 

      Just do a little bit at the beginning, you don't need to use the whole bottle. I only use less than half at a time, because even though I'm very careful, I still can feel a bit of pressure in my left ear.

      See how you go with it, give it a try for a few weeks at least. 

       

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    Hi If it's spring you are probably allergic to tree pollen birch is the most common you could try prevalin from Boots to put up your nose to stop the pollen it might help your breathing but maybe ventolin from your doctors could help and not make you sleepy.
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    I agree with you allergic pills make me sleepy but its effects seem to fade over the Days. If helps I was having a strong rhinitis and my GP prescribed me fexophenaldine I do not understand why but being the strongest antihistamine in the GP portfolio it is not drowsy at all for me, change tablets and try if don't work ask to your GP for a different one. In your home you may use an air filter. They seem to be well effective for pollinosis. 

    In the winter check yourself if you are suitable for a private immunotherapy treatment such as grazax or polinex Quattro, that may eliminate the need for medication next season.

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