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Old 03-01-2008, 06:14 PM   #11
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Sorry, I meant "Zyrtec" and not Zytec.
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I performed regular nasal irrigations 25 years ago and patients were charged $10 bucks for the procedure. Who know what they're charging now. For you squeamish people get some disposable gloves, mix up some warm water with salt (any will do) and take a baby's snot extractor (I forget its true name but use a brand new one with your name on it) and depress one nostril so that it's closed tightly and introduce the nasal aspirator into the other nostril as you squeeze out the warm, salt solution be blowing out air thru that nostril. Then switch to the other side while depressing tightly the nostril that you just irrigated. The salt water will help to shrink your nasal passages that are inflamed. Also if you're not going anywhere the nasal expanders really do help with the breathing. If you have no allergies to it I also highly recommend Zytec. It's my lifesaver as I have dealt with allergies all my life.
thanks for the information. I will have to get one of those extractors and try the method.
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Also, the over the counter eyewashes really help if you have allergies and your eyes get red. itchy, and irritated---I just buy mine at discount centers---I'd be dubious of any homemade unless you sterilized it first, however.
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Also, the over the counter eyewashes really help if you have allergies and your eyes get red. itchy, and irritated---I just buy mine at discount centers---I'd be dubious of any homemade unless you sterilized it first, however.
I do have allergies and get red itchy eyes. It gets so dry in the house with the coal stove going 24/7 and we have a humidifier too as well as an air purifier.
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I think outside of not being able to breathe that red, itchy eyes are the most troublesome symptom of allergies. And if you're a girl it's a pain to try and use eye makeup as I think it makes the problem worse.
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I think outside of not being able to breathe that red, itchy eyes are the most troublesome symptom of allergies. And if you're a girl it's a pain to try and use eye makeup as I think it makes the problem worse.
I haven't used makeup in years but the allergies could be from the coal stove .
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