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Thomas W. Bethel

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Allergies
« on: September 17, 2012, 11:32:36 am »

I guess it is was the dry hot summer but my allergies are going wild. I know it is probably Ragweed but WOW. My head feels like someone put a damp dish towel into my head and keeps pouring mucus into it. This is the worst allergic reaction I have had in years. Any one else suffering this time of year?

It is hard to do mastering when you are sneezing and coughing and blowing your nose. Not fun!
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Thomas W. Bethel
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Re: Allergies
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 11:10:21 pm »

I use this modern version of the neti pot:

http://www.neilmed.com/usa/sinusrinse.php

Best, JT
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Re: Allergies
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 01:27:16 am »

I'm forced to use one of these at least once a year - http://www.hydromedonline.com/
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Re: Allergies
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 06:24:13 am »

I use this modern version of the neti pot:

http://www.neilmed.com/usa/sinusrinse.php

Best, JT

I have been using one of these for the past two years. It does not seem to help with the current allergy problem. I started taking Claritin yesterday. Hopefully that will get this under control.
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Thomas W. Bethel
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Re: Allergies
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012, 06:26:21 am »

I'm forced to use one of these at least once a year - http://www.hydromedonline.com/

Thanks for the info. I use a Netipot but have never seen this unit.
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Thomas W. Bethel
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Re: Allergies
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2012, 07:55:54 pm »

As far as I know, the only thing that really works for eustachian tube congestion is pseudoephedrine (Sudafed).  Unfortunately the tweakers have made if very difficult to get, and some states (including Oregon) require a prescription.

There are a couple of times a year I use it.  Very green up here.
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Re: Allergies
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 05:28:55 am »

that all sounds like hay fever to me, am i right?

i'm allergic to animal fur, so clients that have pets sometimes bring unwanted side effects to the session :) i've got a great nasal spray, livocab (levocabastin) which is an antihistamin which means it should work for hay fever too.
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Re: Allergies
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012, 06:36:35 am »

I had to go see my ENT doctor yesterday. This was a long standing appointment not related to my current allergy problems. I had a C-T scan done of my sinuses a while back to check and make sure I did not have any internal sinus problems. Everything was AOK. She is changing my nasal spray and thinks I may have a cold/flu and allergies (NOT GREAT NEWS). The Claritin is really not helping and if it were just an allergy it should help. I am using the Netipot and it seems to be keeping my nasal passages clear. I found out yesterday that about 40% of the students at OC also have the same symptoms so it maybe something a student from a foreign land has brought with them since classes just started. Thanks for all the helpful replies.
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Thomas W. Bethel
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Re: Allergies
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2012, 12:21:11 am »

We've been RUNNY NOSE STUDIOS for two weeks.  It's kind of goofy.  Allergy stuff isn't working that well.
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