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Aaaaah spring... The nature is pretty and all, but man, allergies are coming back. Big time. It's like all of a sudden my body remembers that hey, it doesn't like dust either. Last night at work was ridiculous: I kept sneezing and talking with this weird "my sinus are clogged" voice. Two days down, fourty+ to go \o/ (it's ridiculous: I hurt my neck sneezing this morning. I have a massive pinch that's not going away. Oh the horror.)

To minimize the whole thing, I have to stay indoors as much as possible. You see where I'm going with this whining? That's right: no running outdoors! Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to use the treadmill every time, because I'm beginning to meet some nice people through the Running Room, ie I really don't want to stop going. But I'll only be running outside twice a week (stuffing myself with medication), the other days I'll be on the treadmill. I'm trying to rationalize it by telling myself that at least I get to watch tv while running (This morning: "What not to wear" - guilty pleasure).

So, here is my question: y'all have some advice on how to minimize the effects of it? What do you use/do for yours? Any trick in particular that you could share? Please?
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On April 8th, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC), fyrie commented:
One of the things I usually do in the height of summer is fill a sink with cold water and dunk my face in, letting water slosh around my nose. Not the nicest feeling in the world, but it rinses, cools and brings down the swelling a bit. And I am inclined towards nasal sprays as well, although not too often.
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On April 9th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC), babycakesin replied:
Thanks! I hadn't thought about the sink for the nasal rinse lol My doctor gave me a plastic bottle to do this, and I used it for the first time two days ago. I nearly drowned *facepalm*
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On April 8th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC), crazybutsound commented:
Aaaaaaah, allergies. I took an unexpected half day off this morning because I got a massive asthma attack. Time to start taking antihistamine pills daily, I guess. Outside of that, when I start getting sneezy or stuffed, I put some of this on a hanky and start sniffing, lol. It's a strong smell (my colleagues say it stinks but I actually really like the smell) but it does help me to breathe. Other than that... sometimes I burn some eucalyptus essential oil at home, too. Mostly, I make sure I never go out of the house without my inhaler and some solupred.
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On April 9th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC), babycakesin replied:
Oh, I hadn't thought about burning eucalyptus oil at home - I'll try this, because sleeping is becoming a challenge.

Which antihistamine pills do you take? the past couple of years, I took Aerius. This year (read: those past five days) I've been trying some homeopathic thing. We'll see...

I make sure I never go out of the house without my inhaler
Same here... My handbag is now coming really handy, you know, not just holding stuff like sunglasses and wallet and book. Now it's my medicine cabinet lol

Anyway: come on, baby, we're going to survive this new allergy season *theme song from Rocky starts playing*
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