In the uk i used Beconase. Its a nasel spray, and two sniffs in the morning before the symptoms start kept it at bay.
Best thing ever for me.
Seen it here too.
I had to get a prescription for my asthma recently. When I asked the GP about it, he laughed and said 'Why on earth are you in SA?' I told him I was confused and was informed that SA has the worst reputation for asthma sufferers and eczema sufferers.
I had asthma in the UK and here. However, whereas I had a chest infection prob twice a year minimum, in just over a year, not a whisper. My asthma is much more manageable.
In the summer, I do not suffer as much as I did in the UK, where grass cuttings affect me a great deal. However I do suffer longer as the spring, summer and autumn are all bad as far as pollen counts go.
I would love to try the honey thing except I hate the darn stuff!!!!!
The thing that has got ALOT worse is my eczema, and I hadn't planned on that. But my daughter's has improved!!!!!
Well, we've tried the local honey which didn't seem to make any difference and what you said Sarah about the rain etc makes sense and I thought that the rain would dampen things down but my OH reckons he suffers more when it rains, initially, as it brings all the pollen down. Who knows! All I know is it's been b****y hot at night with all the windows closed!! I don't think he wants to suffer alone.
My hayfever has been awful the last few days, the rain does make it get worse as the rain spreads it around a bit. I tried the local honey thing but really don't like honey so that was no good. Can't use the nasal sprays as they give me nose bleeds so just have to suffer.
Oh well, will try the homeopathic stuff.
Thanks for the info
Anyone who does use the homeopathic tablets let me know how you go, it works wonders for me. It takes care of the sneezing, itching and streaming eyes!All summer.
Originally Posted by Trakki
I went to the chemist yesterday and got some homeopathic tablets, as reccommended, so we'll see how my OH gets on with them. I'll keep you posted Laura!
I grew up in Adelaide and we had a neighbour who moved to a seaside suburb in Adelaide and found his hayfever improved a lot due to the sea breezes not carrying as much pollen as those inland. Given that many parts of Adelaide hug the coast if I were you I'd look at suburbs near the beach when looking for a home. Many of them are lovely anyway.
Both my sons suffered with hayfever in the UK and I sorry to say still suffering here.
We do live in the hills so that may be one reason. I stocked up on tablets from the doctors before we came.
Originally Posted by Nicky
I suffered with a runny nose and constant sneezing in the UK, so far so good here in Oz.
homeopathic rems are pretty good, but if they dont work for you; you could try acupuncture!! It is great for sinus problems too. I recently treated 2 long time sufferers in Cheltenham, befor i moved home; this year..... no runny noses, headaches etc, but still the scratchy eyes; oh well you win some:)