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|Zach|
05-26-2008, 10:40 AM
Any suggestions I what I can take or use to help out that will work?

PastorMikH
05-26-2008, 10:42 AM
We have an Optomitrist in our church. I've heard him tell numerous people to run a washcloth under cold water, them lay down and put it over your eyes for a little bit.

Baconeater
05-26-2008, 11:01 AM
I have no idea if it will help you but Claritin D has been a godsend for my allergy problems.

stumppy
05-26-2008, 11:03 AM
Smash your thumb with a hammer. You won't give a shit about your itchy eyes after that.

patteeu
05-26-2008, 11:13 AM
Try taking some Benadryl to see if it helps. Pills, not topical.

Archie F. Swin
05-26-2008, 11:14 AM
during allergy season, I take Zyrtec once a day. Its a great proactive way to curb seasonal allergies. I would definitely give it a try

Bowser
05-26-2008, 11:27 AM
Try taking some Benadryl to see if it helps. Pills, not topical.

LMAO

sondevil
05-26-2008, 11:42 AM
Try Zatador. It is an eye drop that used to be prescription, but you can now get it over the counter. If that doesn't work for some reason then you may have to go prescription and get Patanol.

Zatador is expensive ($12), but well worth it.

Dave Lane
05-26-2008, 12:37 PM
Also try taking a garlic tablet every day. Actually Big Daddy suggested that. I tried it and for some stupid reason it works. I used to do a Claritan everyday in spring / fall now maybe 2-3 times a year

Dave

stlchiefs
05-26-2008, 12:41 PM
Claritin or Zyrtec. Stay away from Benadryl unless you want to sleep the day away, which is the same problem with laying down with a washcloth. Both of the last 2 options work, but they don't allow you to function normally which I assume is a goal.

Stinger
05-26-2008, 12:43 PM
Wow this place slipping, no ice pick suggestion?

vailpass
05-26-2008, 12:58 PM
Try Zatador. It is an eye drop that used to be prescription, but you can now get it over the counter. If that doesn't work for some reason then you may have to go prescription and get Patanol.

Zatador is expensive ($12), but well worth it.

Yep, our allergist told us to get Zatidor for our oldest son.
It works really well.
Take it from a couple of us who live in dry eye/allergy/bad air central: Phoenix Scarizona.

Phobia
05-26-2008, 12:59 PM
Allergies or pink eye?

OnTheWarpath58
05-26-2008, 01:01 PM
Wow this place slipping, no ice pick suggestion?


Or antifreeze...

It's a wonder-cure.

blueballs
05-26-2008, 01:26 PM
Wow this place slipping, no ice pick suggestion?

grapefruit spoon

blueballs Jr
05-26-2008, 01:27 PM
grapefruit spoon

Daddy, I need another rock.

ChiTown
05-26-2008, 02:13 PM
Zach

Use only the best. Get a prescription and go with Allegra D. I didn't get my first allergy until I was 40 yrs old. My doc got me on to A-D, and it's worked like magic. I tried everything else,. and nothing works like this stuff.

good luck

BIG_DADDY
05-27-2008, 06:17 PM
Also try taking a garlic tablet every day. Actually Big Daddy suggested that. I tried it and for some stupid reason it works. I used to do a Claritan everyday in spring / fall now maybe 2-3 times a year

Dave

God don't you just hate it when those stupid herbs work and there is no side effects. Garlic Factors is the best off of Iherb and hella cheap too. Also good for your blood and blood pressure.

ChieflySpeaking
05-27-2008, 07:43 PM
If you can manage it a few swims in the oceans will do the trick. I find the ocean to have healing powers.

mike3482
05-27-2008, 07:47 PM
try scratching

Ari Chi3fs
05-27-2008, 08:29 PM
If you routinely have allergy issues... start ingesting LOCAL raw honey, daily. Since you are in KC, get some Coopers Raw Wildflower honey. **** the Zrtec and Claritin and the other Big Pharm shit... local honey builds up your immunity naturally, as it is made from the local pollen that is currently irritating you.

Cormac
05-27-2008, 09:26 PM
Different antihistamines work for different people. None of them work for everybody. Besides, you have to take them for several days (3-5) in order for them to reach therapeutic levels. Benadryl is more effective but does cause drowsiness, but it doesn't bother me much. You can definitely take it at night.

Oral desensitization (taking local honey) can't hurt, but it doesn't have much real scientific evidence to back it up. Also, for it to work, you'd have to take it consistently for years.

The eye drops that have any benefit (like Optivar) are prescription only.

The best thing you can do is wash your face, hands, and shower etc. more than usual - especially before bed so you're not coated in allergens all night. Try to avoid cutting the grass (or whatever the pollen is that bothers you most).

The good news is allergic rhinitis isn't gonna kill you! The bad news is allergies don't go away when they affect you as an adult. Children often "outgrow" their allergies due to changes in the balance of their immune systems as they mature. Adult onset allergies are there for life, or at least until your immune system declines with old age. Yay. Depending on how much this bothers you, prepare for this period next year by going to the doctor a month ahead next year and get some advice.

For this year take some benadryl when you can tolerate it, and wash hands, face and clothes whenever you think they might be allergenic. Good luck!

Rain Man
05-27-2008, 09:28 PM
A couple of injections to my eyelid and eye socket worked for me, other than the writhing agony side effect.

chasedude
05-27-2008, 09:52 PM
If you routinely have allergy issues... start ingesting LOCAL raw honey, daily. Since you are in KC, get some Coopers Raw Wildflower honey. **** the Zrtec and Claritin and the other Big Pharm shit... local honey builds up your immunity naturally, as it is made from the local pollen that is currently irritating you.


I've heard that honey is a good anti-septic. I think they should try using it on antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria.

yeti
05-27-2008, 09:59 PM
Cheapest possible solution: Generic brand Zyrtec arguably the best OTC allergy med

Best possible solution: Get an injection of Kennelog from your doctor. works wonders for me for about 3-4 months. I get one every spring/summer. Combine this with taking zyrtec and the additive effect is great.

I have contacts and my allergies really killed me. The eye drops are okay but do not work with contacts so i would not use them a whole lot.

Ari Chi3fs
05-27-2008, 10:02 PM
Try a local honey enema.

yeti
05-27-2008, 11:08 PM
Try a local honey enema.

is that four popped collars? please tell me that's actually you in that picture!