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Posted by kris on November 05, 2000 at 17:06:44:

In Reply to: Fall allergies/sinusitis posted by Jenny on October 18, 2000 at 12:07:18:

: I'm wondering how anyone out there deals with fall allergies that cause BAD sinus problems! I found out last year that I have a mold allergy - I use saline nasal spray and Nasonex, I tried Claritin - didn't do much. I've been to an allergist, an ENT, etc. They say allergies affect people in different ways - I don't have the common runny nose, itchy eyes, etc. Just a lot of congestion in my head and left ear (I have a deviated septum on the left side due to a broken nose years ago). I feel like there's stuff running down into my neck, making it stiff sometimes. Pretty weird! Any info would be appreciated! Thanks.

hey jenny....i also suffer from the same symptoms that you do. Both clariten and nasonex dont seem to do anything for me either. I always feel better when i leave the area in which i live. The topography of the area that i live in is like a bowl and the pine pollen just hangs around; especially now since we are not having any rain or any wind to blow that stuff away. I've tried just about everything in the book and it seemed like zyrtec worked the best for me however, its way too expensive for me right now. I may start taking a benadryl a day; i heard that it staves off allergies pretty good. I totally understand where your coming from because i too get the symptoms of stuffy ears and dizziness because of lack of drainage...sometimes when my sinuses are really bad i'll just take a heating pad or a warm washcloth and place it in my forehead or behind my ears. This helps to thin the mucouos...also, i've heard plenty of good things about rhinocort. I wish you the best of luck with your allergies and feel free to email me back.

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