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my 13 year old son suffers with hayfever any ideas . All remedies or potions welcome? Read More
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
my 13 year old son suffers with hayfever any ideas .
All remedies or potions welcome?
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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#2
very usefull
cheers ted
#3
benadryl are really good and they are the fastest acting ones (15 mins)
banned#4
you can also get herbal remedies from holland and barret if you don't want to use too many proper drugs.
#5
go to ur local doctor and tell him.
he gives u some tablets to take.(or for ur son to take.)
#6
ive had about every antihistamine under the sun, Doctor always insisted on Zirtek but i find piriton works best.
#7
#8
Whichever tablets you get make sure you get the non-drowsy ones otherwise your son will be asleep by dinnertime. Seriously though, if I don't have the non-drowsy ones they really do make me feel sleepy and as I feel rough enough anyway, this is just the icing on the cake.

Unfortunately, and perhaps don't tell your son this, but if the hayfever is really high then there's not much you can do to prevent it, the tablets may leviate the symptoms a little but in my case, no matter what I take, if the pollen count is really high one day then I really really suffer.

This year I've tried to take my tablets earlier and have been taking them since the start of March as this is supposed to build up the resistance (prevention and all that), I haven't suffered yet but I'm usually mid-May to mid-July so I'll let you know if it worked - hayfever is horrible so I hope your son gets it under control.
#9
tonyg1962


I was going to suggest this...

I make my children hot tea with honey and have them drink it before bed

Piriton in my book can help a little x x
#10
One word - Benadryl
#11
I was a terrible sufferer of Hayfever when I was a kid, though it has eased with every year into adulthood. You would often find me at school - eyes badly swollen and bloodshot from all the itching and rubbing. Non hayfever sufferers just cannot grasp the misery caused by it. I also suffered/suffer from swollen glands in the summer months that make me wheeze - still get that a bit.

After you scratch or rub your eyes for a prolonged period it feels like you've got grains of rice stuck under your eyelids - scratching your eyeballs. Not to mention the translucent snot coming out of my nose profusely, without respite. Add to that the ability to sneeze 20 or 30 times in a row. Then when you wake up the next day your eyelashes are stuck together with muck and have to be prized open with warm water. Repeat

I would recommend claritin or benadryl from my own experience tbh, though if your son is anything like I was it will be difficult to keep track and he will inevitably have the odd episode.

I carry some medication with me at all times still - but never have to use it anymore :)
#12
robtallica
I was a terrible sufferer of Hayfever when I was a kid, though it has eased with every year into adulthood. You would often find me at school - eyes badly swollen and bloodshot from all the itching and rubbing. Non hayfever sufferers just cannot grasp the misery caused by it. I also suffered/suffer from swollen glands in the summer months that make me wheeze - still get that a bit.

After you scratch or rub your eyes for a prolonged period it feels like you've got grains of rice stuck under your eyelids - scratching your eyeballs. Not to mention the translucent snot coming out of my nose profusely, without respite. Add to that the ability to sneeze 20 or 30 times in a row. Then when you wake up the next day your eyelashes are stuck together with muck and have to be prized open with warm water. Repeat

I would recommend claritin or benadryl from my own experience tbh, though if your son is anything like I was it will be difficult to keep track and he will inevitably have the odd episode.

I carry some medication with me at all times still - but never have to use it anymore :)


Your story sounds so familiar but mine hasn't eased (now 37) although I've now learnt not to itch my eyes because it only makes them more itchy and sore, something you don't realise as a child. I remember regularly not being able to see because I'd itched them so much a film had covered them completely - not nice. Know what you mean about non-sufferers not knowing what it's like to have a full on, permanent cold for 2 months!!
banned#13
shanecr
ive had about every antihistamine under the sun, Doctor always insisted on Zirtek but i find piriton works best.


Both of those are good.
#14
tonyg1962


I have never suffered with hayfever but have previously heard stories of locally produced honey helping.

Coincidentally I was looking for honey info today cos got split skin on several fingertips which is not healing quickly enough for me and heard that honey is good for that as well. If remedies dont work I suppose you could always eat the honey. Cant do that with chemist medication. No loss really (unless you are allergic to honey as well)
#15
Update on honey cures.
Two fingers, one on each hand have been split for over a week and weeping puss. Sorry dont know how else to put it. Kept cleaning them but they kept splitting again and not healing. Last night I put a dollop of honey on some absorbent material x 2 and wound this around each of the fingers. Taped to hold in place. This morning skin has knitted together on both fingers. They are not weeping. I have allowed to air to dry them off and not as sore as they have been. Seems there might be something to the honey cure thing. Bog standard honey. Not the talked of maunuka stuff. Just thought it might be of use to someone else.
#16
tonyg1962


honey is good but u gotta start having a teaspoon a day well before hayfever season to get ur bidy used to it. i got some from local fruit shop and woman there said her grandson takes it and it eases (not eliminates) symptoms.

benadryl and clarityn do jack all for me....i have fexofenadine (telfast) and that works ok...i need something else....over time body desensitizes so u need stringer and stronger stuff :-(

ted id take ur doc to GP and find the best med u can get....as hes 13 its free anyways and u need one that doesnt make him drowsy as hes at school...take the pill at night as i find even the non drowsy ines made me sleepy!
#17
Honey - it may be an old wives tale- but i've heard it works!

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