Allergy season is here it always hits right before the springtime when everything is coming back alive again.
In our part of Texas, it has been the oak, ash, mulberry and elm trees producing the most tree pollen.
I found a great site: Pollen.com you can put in your zip code and get the current levels of your area and see what is projected for the next few days. You can sign up for pollen alerts from this site. They seem to have a lot of good information on there.
I went years I did not have any allergies anymore and honestly, I thought I outgrew them.
I saw an allergist earlier this year who informed me by the age of 40 we no longer have allergies we are too old for them.
For the last 1- 1/2 weeks my eyes have been on fire like when you walk through smoke and they hurt. I have not been around any smoke. My nose has been running and my head is stuffy. If that is not allergies I am not sure what it is. I can not seem to be outside any longer than 10 – 15 minutes at a time this week.
By looking at this map on the link above I found some information look how much red there is in Texas near the Gulf Coast that is our area. Notice on the key on the map red means high pollen counts.
Today were at a 10.2 yesterday was a 10.3 well no wonder my eyes are bothering me.
Are you and allergy suffer over the age of 40?
Have you ever been told you are too old for allergies?
What do you do during allergy season?
I have tried Allegra it works on everything but the eyes. I have tried the moisturizing eye drops and Visine both and they help for a few minutes but that is about it.
Today I bought Walgreens brand of Flonase and some allergy eye drops my cousin Suzanne recommended Naphcon A. I have used the eye drops and they really did help I have not tried the Flonase yet.
After a lifetime of seasonal allergies, Scott and I gave all that up (shots, pills) with a simple sinus flushing regimen. Works great!! Just 3 x’s a day during the height and no histamine misery. We use it to flush eyes too, especially with sand at the beach.
Do ya’ll by chance use the Neti Pots?
A similar contraption called the sinus rinse bottle. The solution is squeezed up and out rather than gravity. Less ‘drown-y’ inky opinion.
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