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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by afftandem, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. afftandem

    afftandem LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    anyone have to deal with allergies in the spring.... every spring was torture for me.. benadryl* barely helped and turned me into a slug.

    For those of you with allergies.. Corcidin D has been a lifesaver.. Best stuff in the world. not a sneeze or itchy eye all day, and thats with mowing.

    btw... can I write allergy med. off?? costs close to a $1 a pill.(but would pay $10/pill) and lasts all day.
  2. afftandem

    afftandem LawnSite Member
    Posts: 196

    doesnt at all make you drowsy, either.
  3. craglawnmanor

    craglawnmanor LawnSite Member
    Posts: 136

    I deal with about six weeks of allergy problems every spring.
    Claritin has worked the best for me......I'm glad it's now sold over the counter.
  4. EasylyConfused

    EasylyConfused LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    I deal with some very harsh allergies all year! My allergy specialist calls me Mr. Alergic. The only thing that really works for me is Flonase for my nose, and Zaditor by Novartis for my eyes. They are wonder drugs. Being that they are not antihistimines they don't tire you at all. Anyone with allergy problems should definitely look into them. They are very exspensive, but are fabulous. They are both priscription in Canada. I was on needles for a while and they were not really making any improvments. These are nearly instant relief! I've also tried, Alegra, Aireus, Reactin, Claritin, and other sprays and eye drops. I may not have much experience in the grass buisness, but I know my allergies!
  5. the scaper

    the scaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 690

    btw... can I write allergy med. off?? costs close to a $1 a pill.(but would pay $10/pill) and lasts all day.[/QUOTE]
    If you're referring to tax's, I don't think medication for a medical condition would be a legitimate deduction. Your accountant may know something that I don't though.
  6. AEW

    AEW LawnSite Member
    Posts: 161

    I usually have only a 2 or 3 weeks of allergy problems in late spring...Claritan is also the best for me. I am really glad it is sold over the counter now as well. :dizzy:
  7. MImowerkid

    MImowerkid LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    I use a generic allegra D , works good for me!
  8. B&B Lndscpng & Lwn Srvc

    B&B Lndscpng & Lwn Srvc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 112

    I've got one that beats all of yours and I'll guarantee it to work longer than yours. My father in law raises honey bees and i USED to have killer allergies during mowing season. He gave me honey as well a bee pollen to take and i took 1 teaspoon of honey and bee pollen every day for 1 year and have never had trouble since. I take it from time to time know just because it's good and the pollen gives you more energy. Find a local beekeeper in your area and get some. Local honey contains all the things you are allergic to after the bees have processed it. GUARANTEED TO WORK. I even have 3 hives now myself.
  9. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    As far as write offs on your allergies I am not sure if you can write off your medication or not. I say this because you most likely had it before you were in business.
    How ever I do write off my doctors visit and prescription when ever I get poison oak, and have done so for the last 3 years.
  10. leafitalawn

    leafitalawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 108

    I should be sponsored by FLONASE. It rules.

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