Allergies

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mrbenfer, Jun 11, 2003.

  1. mrbenfer

    mrbenfer LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Posts: 136

    I love the outdoors... But with allergies, being outside can sometimes be a drag. I am taking Claritin for my itchy eyes and stuffy/runny nose. Claritin isnt working too well and need something stronger. What are you guys with allergies taking or doing to deal with it?
     
  2. turfcare

    turfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 276

    I have the same problem. I take sudafed, benadryl or something similar it seems like everyday. I am also addicted to nasal spray. I have been to several doctors and have received no help. I just learn to live with it.
     
  3. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    I tried all of the popular OTC brands and some requiring an Rx. After experimenting with several prescribed by a Dr., I finally found the one that works for me, Panaz. I start taking it long before spring and don't have any problems at all. I take one every AM during the season.
     
  4. cos

    cos LawnSite Addict
    Posts: 1,253

    Next week I am going to get surgery to remove polips. Then I have to get a needle every week for 6 months. I will be glad when it's over. I tested allergic to everything. My arm broke when they gave the test.
     
  5. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,981

    2-3 clarinex a day work OK but, not that effective.
     
  6. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Posts: 3,256

    Before I started I had terrible allergies and was worried whether I'd even be able to do this.
    Went to doctor, he prescribed Zyrtec. Took it regularly for a couple months and it was working.
    Started to forget to take it here and there, and before I realized it, I wasn't taking it at all and I had no more allergy problems!.

    I don't take anything anymore and only very rarely have a problem if I ingest some clippings accidently, or inhale grass dust when emptying my bagger (another reason I try to never bag!).

    It's like I've built up an immunity or something. Thank goodness.
     

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