Oh, and another thing.......apparently Mozzies are attracted to us females more at certain times of the month. The rise in our Oestrogen (sp?) makes us more tasty....;)
No wonder the damn things are biting people...all that PMT!!!!
I think this thread is great...I am now armed with all sorts of new info and new drugs to sample. OH is shopping for pineapple tomorrow so we'll try that and I'll let you know as and when I get onto the drugs.
Originally Posted by Roo1
I have been suffering like you too and so has my Mum who is over for a holiday.
Everytime I go to the chemist they offer me something different but I have found a cream called 4 way action antiseptic cream really good. I am interested to know if
the Lorapaed works only once you have been bitten or is it a deterant too?
correct spelling Judi, well done!
FYI, i have treated many people for hayfever/sinusitis............with ACUPUNCTURE.
It involves some facial needling, but doesn't hurt, honest!
If anyone is up for it; i am bringing my needles with me. Happy to provide the service, at reduced rates for forum users.
Of course, there may be 1 or 1 that will get 6 inch nails if he aint careful.......
seriously, i am experienced and qualified and registered Acupuncture therapist. I treat migrain; pmt; dysmenhorria; sciatica; frozen shoulder etc etc etc........
Oh, mozzy bites...............
has anyone tried citrus scented soap?
On holiday in Spain, a spanish bloke told me to try it cos my Sam was eaten alive......2 days later, no bites...
New nasal steroid coming on the market over the next few months: fluticasone fuorate (not propionate, which is current fluticasone version) - supposed to work on both nasal and eye symptoms, better than the other sprays. Worthwhile checking when launched in Oz. Will have a look around and see when that is. Will post if I find out. UK launch in early 2009.
I have suffered with allergies for 13 years. It drives me up the wall, and back again! I seem to be allergic to the same as Libby - everything! Fortunately OH is a GP and we tried a few different meds until we struck on the right one for me - Levocetirizine, otherwise known as XyXal which can be bought here over the counter, but it pretty expensive. Fortunately, since I have been in Oz I am now taking a pill every two to three days as my allergies don't seem to be half as bad here - if they had been worse I'd have had to have gone back to the UK!!!
Originally Posted by Ellie
Anyway, rest assured Ellie, your son will still be able to get what he needs here.
Here you go:
Looks like it has been available as prescription-only for about a year.
You know what's worked best for me is this saline solution called Fess. It clears your sinuses out rather than drugging you up (I have Nasonex as well but the Fess is the only thing which seemed to make any real difference). I'm not sneezing as much or waking the hubs up early night snoring anymore
Have you been allergy tested, some different kinds of pollen can set things off at different times of the year. South Australia is the worst area for allergens in first world countries. Have read some research on this and nobody really knows why it is. They obviously have different plant pollens here. Hope everyone feels better soon!