According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, approximately 81 million people suffer from seasonal allergies. This is equivalent to about 26% of adults and 19% of children. That’s a lot of people! We’re guessing there’s a good chance you fit into that percentage…
Do you suffer from seasonal allergies in the spring? If so, will you please leave a comment after you vote and tell us what you do to help relieve them? If you have a secret, it may help a lot of other sufferers out there!
My allergies are worst in the spring and fall. They ultimately drove me to allergy shots. After an initial 50 (100 if you count both arms) shots in 5 weeks, I only require a shot (2, counting both arms) every two weeks. The shots greatly lessen the effects, but I still become lethargic and congested, just not utterly debilitated.
I had spring and fall allergies growing up through college age then they just went away. Very strange but much appreciated.
I have never had “allergies”, but this winter in Texas I noticed I was sneezing and had itchy watery eyes more than in the mid-west.
I am allergic but I wouldn’t say suffering!
I checked “Yes, they’re bad” but I actually have allergies year round because if it isn’t tree, weed or grass pollen, it’s dust, smoke or mold. I take prescription Montelukast and use Olopatadine every day. If I’m having a major attack, I add something like Claritin D or Zyrtec. Other helpful treatments include homeopathic bioAllers and Allergena liquids under the tongue. They both have several formulas.
Sorry, Glenda. Our sometimes-overzealous filter occasionally puts comments into Spam for no apparent reason, and I just noticed your comment sitting in the Spam folder. Maybe it didn’t like all the medications you were listing, I don’t know. You’d think it would know you by now, since this is your 165th comment. Have a great day, and good luck with your allergies. 🤞 Have a good evening/night. 😀 –Diane at RVtravel.com
Would saying bourbon and beer as a remedy send me to the spam pile?? 🙂
Ha! I guess that passes the test by our persnickety filter, because here you are. Sometimes I wonder what the heck the filter is thinking.🙄 Have a good night, Bill. Enjoy your bourbon and beer. 😀 –Diane
I have bad allergies year round and have to take zertecD daily. I read where raw honey from the area you live in can cure you allergies. You are suppose to take table spoon daily. You can put it in your coffee, drink, oat meal, etc. I have only been trying it a few days so hopefully it works. I bought the honey at a health food store.
Me, not so much but my wife would like a head transplant.
This year seems especially bad because of the SUPER BLOOM of plants in the Arizona desert and the incredible amount of dust. Not good to feel miserable 24/7
Had bad fall ragweed allergy growing up in MO. Now have spring allergies in WI. Sometimes they aren’t too bad, but this year is not one of them. My last sneeze was about 5 minutes ago.
In my youth my allergies/hay fever was debilitating to the point that I could not be outdoors without taking medication that made me drowsy. My parents took me to an allergist that found through testing that I was allergic to almost every pollen. He started me on shots once a week and eventually 4 times a year to the age of 40 when he stopped them about 30 years ago and now I just get a mild case.
Allergies never bothered me, or at least I never paid attention, once I turned into my ‘70s I am constantly bothered by them. Last year we moved to FL and I really noticed it. Now thankfully we moved back to TN they seem to be less. FL is a nice place to visit but I found it’s not a place to live, at least for us…
Nothing special about Spring. Things grow all year around here.
I suffer most of the spring and summer. Not bad, but annoying. I take Loratadine, generic Claritin. It does help with the symptoms.