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    Hi everyone, I have hayfever and am taking tablets from the doctors/chemist but none seem to make any difference Does anyone know any remedies to combat the symptoms, runny nosy, itchy eyes etc?

    If you know of any please say, just my Summer is going to be completely runied

    Thank you
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    Cetirizine is the best; ask your doc to prescribe you some because it makes me fine and you might remember how bad I was on here a few weeks ago.
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    There's one called clerotine(?) spelling. It works really well, its just a pill that you take everyday. Its really expensive if you buy over the counter but if you go to the docs and say its affecting your asthma then you will get it on prescription.
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    I find using eyedrops help ALOT - it doesn't taste very nice, but it helps it to stop the itchy/red eyes.
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    (Original post by Markus)
    There's one called clerotine(?) spelling. It works really well, its just a pill that you take everyday. Its really expensive if you buy over the counter but if you go to the docs and say its affecting your asthma then you will get it on prescription.
    Just to say that's Clarityn.
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    (Original post by Tatty)
    I find using eyedrops help ALOT - it doesn't taste very nice, but it helps it to stop the itchy/red eyes.
    How do you taste your eye drops if you don't put them in your mouth???
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    (Original post by MrSornia)
    Just to say that's Clarityn.
    lol thats the one. Thanks
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    (Original post by Tatty)
    I find using eyedrops help ALOT - it doesn't taste very nice, but it helps it to stop the itchy/red eyes.
    Do you miss your eye and it goes in your mouth?
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    (Original post by * gemchicken *)
    Hi everyone, I have hayfever and am taking tablets from the doctors/chemist but none seem to make any difference Does anyone know any remedies to combat the symptoms, runny nosy, itchy eyes etc?
    get a pipe cleaner... shove it through your ear... and scratch your throat with it...
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    (Original post by MrSornia)
    How do you taste your eye drops if you don't put them in your mouth???
    No idea how my insides work, but I can taste and feel it running down the back of my throat - my sister can, too, so I'm not the one.
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    (Original post by Tatty)
    No idea how my insides work, but I can taste and feel it running down the back of my throat - my sister can, too, so I'm not the one.
    Hmmm thats slightly strange, it would happen if it was something to do with your nose, but not sure about eyes. I guess when you eat spicy things it makes your eyes water so i guess eyedrops might have that affect.
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    I was on Cetirizine (10mg) tablets and they didn't do much to combat my hayfever this summer. I started taking 'Beconase hayfever' nasal spray at the end of May and it's helped tremendously, which is just as well a I had exams. Give it a try, it's available at most pharmacies and doesn't require prescription.
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    i also suffer from hayfever and piriton seems to work for me
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    God, yes, I have the most terrible hayfever...try nasal spray and eyedrops as well as pills. Wash your hair often (I know it sounds weird, but it gets rid of pollen in your hair), if you have a fringe get rid of it, and if your eyes are really really itchy, try wetting tissues or a flannel and putting it across your eyes. That helps a bit, I find
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    Thank you for all your replies I have tried clarityn and beconase from the doctors and piriton from the chemist but these don't work. Also I don't think I can use eye drops as I wear lenses. On a really bad day I won't wear them but then I won't leave the house as I look hideous in my glasses! I think I'll try the cold facecloth, or maybe ice cubes! I wash my hair every day, but not because of the pollen, I just always have, I never thought of that tho, so thank you

    I hope you're all ok with hayfever and have it kept under control
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    (Original post by MrSornia)
    Cetirizine is the best
    For you, not for everyone ... it's trial and error to see which OTC antihistamine works for you. Everyone is different.

    Gem ~ I'd go back to the doctors and get them to prescribe a stronger antihistamine that you can only get on prescription such as desloratadine (trade name Neoclarityn). There's quite a few that are prescription only so hopefully you'll be able to find something that suits you
 
 
 
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