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Posted: May 9, 2011 - 11:32am

 oldslabsides wrote:


go soak your big head in it
 
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Posted: May 9, 2011 - 11:27am

 oldslabsides wrote:


go soak your big head in it

 
is why

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Posted: May 9, 2011 - 11:26am

 Manbird wrote:
Bring it on... I've got my oregano oil ready... 

 

go soak your big head in it
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Posted: May 9, 2011 - 11:17am

Bring it on... I've got my oregano oil ready... 


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Posted: May 9, 2011 - 11:16am

 rosedraws wrote:



My husband is debilitated by his allergies.  It's amazing... the endless sneezing and running nose and burning eyes... then his eyeballs swell...  damn it's bizarre. 

There was a time that I thought allergies were largely psychosomatic.  Boy was I dumb.

Hubby's had bad allergies since he was very small and missed a ton of school, even with regular allergy shots.  I have a ton of empathy now.
 


Make sure your hubby has a good otorhinolaryngologist...

 
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Posted: May 9, 2011 - 10:46am

 cc_rider wrote:
But a lot of people here do not develop an allergic reaction to the worst culprits until they've been here a few years. We get cedar, then oak, then pecan pollens, in predictable fashion at specific times. Some of the old timers get it the worst, while newcomers don't seem to have any problem.

If it gets really bad for me, so bad I feel sick and the antihistamines just ain't cutting' it anymore, I go to the doc-in-the-box and get a shot of hydrocortisone. It starts to work almost immediately, and lasts a couple weeks or more, long enough to get through the worse of the pollen production. Sure it's a steroid and can have side effects, but one shot, once a year (or less)? I've got more important things to worry about.

I don't think allergies are amenable to generalizations. People who've never been affected, sometimes develop debilitating seasonal allergies. If it's a matter of acclimation, it is a NEGATIVE effect.

 


My husband is debilitated by his allergies.  It's amazing... the endless sneezing and running nose and burning eyes... then his eyeballs swell...  damn it's bizarre. 

There was a time that I thought allergies were largely psychosomatic.  Boy was I dumb.

Hubby's had bad allergies since he was very small and missed a ton of school, even with regular allergy shots.  I have a ton of empathy now.

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Posted: May 9, 2011 - 10:35am

 Umberdog wrote:
A key to curing hay-fever allergies is acclimation. Treating the symptoms with drugs disrupts the bodies ability to reprogram the immune system. If you can survive a season or two without antihistamines (and other medicines that suppress the immune system) the body reprograms itself away from hypersensitivity. A spoonful of honey and cinnamon, now and then, can ease symptoms without taking away the immune system's ability to right itself.
  But a lot of people here do not develop an allergic reaction to the worst culprits until they've been here a few years. We get cedar, then oak, then pecan pollens, in predictable fashion at specific times. Some of the old timers get it the worst, while newcomers don't seem to have any problem.

If it gets really bad for me, so bad I feel sick and the antihistamines just ain't cutting' it anymore, I go to the doc-in-the-box and get a shot of hydrocortisone. It starts to work almost immediately, and lasts a couple weeks or more, long enough to get through the worse of the pollen production. Sure it's a steroid and can have side effects, but one shot, once a year (or less)? I've got more important things to worry about.

I don't think allergies are amenable to generalizations. People who've never been affected, sometimes develop debilitating seasonal allergies. If it's a matter of acclimation, it is a NEGATIVE effect.


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Posted: May 8, 2011 - 11:46pm

A key to curing hay-fever allergies is acclimation. Treating the symptoms with drugs disrupts the bodies ability to reprogram the immune system. If you can survive a season or two without antihistamines (and other medicines that suppress the immune system) the body reprograms itself away from hypersensitivity. A spoonful of honey and cinnamon, now and then, can ease symptoms without taking away the immune system's ability to right itself.



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Posted: May 8, 2011 - 9:14pm

 DaveInVA wrote:
Allergies are really nailing me this season. Usually Claratin D helps somewhat but this year its not helping even a little bit. I'm clearing my throat constantly and have nody aches 24/7. So mucg fun. . .

 
I think there has been a lot more oak, etc. pollen the last couple years. After the brutal 2009-2010 winter, nature has to provide food to allow the mammal and ornithological populations to rebuild after the kill off.

I never had a problem with allergies until recently, of course it could just be my overall decrepitude.


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Posted: May 8, 2011 - 8:29pm

Allergies are really nailing me this season. Usually Claratin D helps somewhat but this year its not helping even a little bit. I'm clearing my throat constantly and have nody aches 24/7. So much fun...


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Posted: May 8, 2011 - 8:21pm

 rosedraws wrote:
My husband has bad allergies.  So, I never get to open the window in the bedroom because he thinks the pollen from outside will make him have an attack (which very well may be true... he has occasional awful allergy attacks even though he takes Claritin every day.)  

So, I'm doing laundry... does this also mean I shouldn't hang the sheets out on the line, 'cause they'll just get all polleny? 

 
My poor hubby is so outrageously miserable again — worse than I've ever seen him.  I honestly don't know how he can stand it...  I guess he doesn't really have a choice. 

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Posted: May 5, 2010 - 5:30am

My husband has bad allergies.  So, I never get to open the window in the bedroom because he thinks the pollen from outside will make him have an attack (which very well may be true... he has occasional awful allergy attacks even though he takes Claritin every day.)  

So, I'm doing laundry... does this also mean I shouldn't hang the sheets out on the line, 'cause they'll just get all polleny? 


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Posted: Jul 1, 2009 - 6:50pm

The first thing I read when I looked at the thread title in the RAFT was "Argeilles"
Ya think maybe, I'm lysdexic?

Oh and thank the gods for zyr*ec


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Posted: Jul 1, 2009 - 6:49pm

 romeotuma wrote:


Just have a special towel that you use to wipe the walls and the shower curtain— you don't have to get them completely dry— just mostly dry...  then hang the towel somewhere where it can dry out quickly— don't leave it in the bathroom...  hang it in the laundry room, or even out on the back porch in the sun, etc...  that's what we do...

good luck with it...


 


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Posted: Jul 1, 2009 - 11:00am

OK- I actually thought about not taking a shower today in order to avoid creating humidity. {#Roflol}

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Posted: Jul 1, 2009 - 9:34am

I'm thinking the bathroom mold was it. After washing the curtain, bathmat(which I hate and only have in there for my dad) and scrubbing the walls 3 times yesterday and aiming a fan in there, today was the first day in months I haven't had a sinus drainage issue in the morning that is too gross to describe in detail. {#Dancingbanana_2}


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Posted: Jun 30, 2009 - 12:23pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Dude. Throw it in the washer. Pour in 1/2 cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle.
 
This really works! ! Not that I had any doubts, but geez, I coulda saved a lot of money the last few years. I even threw the rubber bathmat in there and it looks like new.
 Unfortunately this means I have to scrub the tub and walls. I also need to do a little caulking. Fortunately I don't have any caulk so I can put that off. . {#Lol}


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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 10:55pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Regular detergent. Vinegar for the rinse. Don't spin. Hang. You'll be amazed.
 
Amazed was when I realized last month that my washer's  output pump  wasn't broken and that I was  having a reverse siphon effect due to the fact that the dual sink it drains into had a clog between sink 1 & 2(uphill  pump behind sink #2). The  crappy soap water was draining back into the  washer onto the clothes. Once I fixed that, I ran a few loads of bleach through to clean up the disgustingness and it worked well.

 Cheap disinfectants. {#Yes}


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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 10:48pm

 bokey wrote:

 For real? I  used to use vinegar for my coffeemaker  before I gave coffee up, plus after Home Depot stopped selling my favorite toxic  garbage disposal cleaner I came up with a bomb vinegar/ baking soda drain cleaning solution.Umm, I'm digressing as usual, am I not?

 OK- back to thread topic( or as the thread topics applies to me anyway)?What should  I use for the first wash cycle?

 
Regular detergent. Vinegar for the rinse. Don't spin. Hang. You'll be amazed.

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Posted: Jun 29, 2009 - 10:47pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Dude. Throw it in the washer. Pour in 1/2 cup of vinegar during the rinse cycle.
 
 For real? I  used to use vinegar for my coffeemaker  before I gave coffee up, plus after Home Depot stopped selling my favorite toxic  garbage disposal cleaner I came up with a bomb vinegar/ baking soda drain cleaning solution. Umm, I'm digressing as usual, am I not?

 OK- back to thread topic( or as the thread topic applies to me anyway)What should  I use for the first wash cycle?


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