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Lately, my hay fever has been out of control and is effecting my sleep, and day-to-day life.

I have a dry throat, really itchy eyes and snot and blocked noses.
I can't sleep for hours and the itchiness is distracting me from important classes.

What should I do?
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(Original post by Derxert)
Lately, my hay fever has been out of control and is effecting my sleep, and day-to-day life.

I have a dry throat, really itchy eyes and snot and blocked noses.
I can't sleep for hours and the itchiness is distracting me from important classes.

What should I do?
I take a hayfever tablet and that helps but the pollen has been stupidly high lately.
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(Original post by Derxert)
Lately, my hay fever has been out of control and is effecting my sleep, and day-to-day life.

I have a dry throat, really itchy eyes and snot and blocked noses.
I can't sleep for hours and the itchiness is distracting me from important classes.

What should I do?
You can take an antihistamine, perhaps a nasal spray and use some drops at the same time.
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(Original post by Derxert)
Lately, my hay fever has been out of control and is effecting my sleep, and day-to-day life.

I have a dry throat, really itchy eyes and snot and blocked noses.
I can't sleep for hours and the itchiness is distracting me from important classes.

What should I do?
Beclometasone nasal spray works well, though it takes around a week to start showing an improvement. Take your regular antihistamines along side - you can take more than one a day quite safely if you need to, I take two and it works well but don't go beyond this without consulting a pharmacist. You could ask your GP for fexofenadine, but I found there to be no real difference to the standard cetirizine/loratadine tablets but this could be different for you. I also recommend applying a tiny bit of vaseline along the inside of your nostrils in the morning and at regular intervals when outside.
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-Antihistamine. If loratadine/cetirizine once a day ones don't do anything for you, there are stronger ones available OTC that you can take every few hours-Piriton (which contains chlorphenamine and is usually also available as cheaper own brand in shops) and Benadryl (brand only so more expensive). You have to ask for these at the pharmacy counter and they are more likely to cause drowsiness.
-You can also try eyedrops and a steroid nasal spray. You can ask a pharmacist for recommendations.
-If these don't work, then see your GP.

I didn't find cetirizine/loratadine had any affect at all, and my main problem was it setting my asthma off-so coughing more than sneezing/itchy eyes (though I do get them) so eyedrops and nasal spray wouldn't have helped my main issue. I take chlorphenamine every 3-4 hours during the day and find it really effective.
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I take antihistamines, but this year it got to the point of seasonal asthma...
When I was fully vegan the symptoms of hay fever were so light I didn't even take the antihistamine pills, just a nasal spray and the eye drops. This year I had been neglecting the vegan diet and the symptoms got worse than ever.
I'm recommending considering a diet change, not saying veganism is the best for everyone, but consulting with a nutritionist or a naturopath may help the symptoms.
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